MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear coppery gold with a scant off white head. The beer is a bit too cold straight out of the fridge, but the initial aromas are big on pine resin, passion fruit, mango, papaya, some caramel, and candied orange. The flavor is well balanced with resinous and fruity hops, a fair malt backbone with some caramel, and a smooth bitterness. The mouthfeel is slightly oily, stemming a little from the low carbonation, but it’s not distracting. The finish is long and bitter.
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer seems to have many of the characteristics of Hopslam, although the finish is not as smooth. A poor man’s hopslam is what I like to call it. Good beer. Typical centennial driven IIPA.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours gold with a white head. Smells resiny with some underlying citrus hints. Tastes of resiny hops, peppery, some juicy citrus with a floral finish.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and hay and a bit soapy. Strong vegetal and dank hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. No citrus or tropical fruit to speak of.
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 5/8/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours clear and bright golden with just a light tint of orange and a thick, rocky white head that slowly recedes to rocky and uneven lacing, and leaves a good amount of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is primarily resin hops, but there are notes of grass, flowers, and tropical fruit along with light caramel and bread malt aromas. The flavor is all kinds of hoppiness, beginning with more tropical fruits along with the light caramel and bread malt, moving to the more aggressive and bitter flavors with resin, grass, citrus peel, and a solid dose of bitterness, but the tropical fruits kind of remaining throughout the whole experience. The body is full with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a long bitter resin hops and tropical fruit finish.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a white head. Has a nice fresh hop scent and taste. Has a very strong bitterness, rather drinkable though.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper, with a bone white lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is light citrus, some sweet caramel malt, slight grass. Not bad, though not as hop forward as I would like. Taste is where this beer shines. A big slug of citrus (Orange), mango, apricots, and some nice pine resin melded in nicely. Fairly smooth, a tad thin, with a bit of grittyness from the hops. Overall, a very nice IIPA that could do with just a bit more aroma "pop"
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of ablackshear. Thanks! Pours a yellow-orange color with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citus, grapefruit. Medium body on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, citrus, with a light bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. It’s a decent DIPA, but I would like to see more of a malt backbone.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Aroma, smooth hoppie taste that is refreshing and not to bitter. For a double IPA this is a very smooth beer. 9.3%!
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours golden orange amber with a decent light white head. The aroma is awesome - floral and citrus hops with a sweet note so pleasant. The flavor starts off with light citrus hops and then the smooth bitterness comes in to end nicely on the palate. The body is smooth with a nice balance of carbonation on it.