KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized white creamy head that reduced down to some puddled residue, which clung onto the edges of the glass and lasted throughout creating some excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was strong of a floral hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of grapefruit, orange and a bit of honey.
The taste was bitter and mildly sweet with a nice fruity citrus note (orange) and a hint of honey in the beginning, and then became much bitterer and had a nice hoppy grapefruit finish. The flavor lasted a good longtime letting the taste of bitter hops and a light sweet citrus flavor combine on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a shade beyond light in body with a bold dry texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful DIPA with a nice sweet fruity twist and the perfect balance of hops, which totally concealed the high alcohol content.
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Freshcraft. Copper with nice head and lacing. Smells like fresh sugared grapefruit and a little passionfruit. Nice pithy bitter flavor. Long bitter finish. The winner for the night.
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid dipa. Orange pour floral and fruity aroma. Nice malt and hop balance lots of hops. Floral notes little bitter with some fruity background. Moderate body and carbonation.
RABinCO (1296) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Deep gold pour. Fluffy white head that sticks around. Aroma is floral, grassy, citrus zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, orange rind. Slight malt balance. Fairly drinkable for a DIPA.
legion242 (2191) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice medium garnet with a event lacy head. Wonderful hops in the mouth.
tania_nexust (151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught keg from tap takeover at the Three Johns on 24 Aug. Love this high strength, high hopped DIPA. Big flavour, long bitter finish after a sticky alcohol-laden mouthful. One of those beers that benefit from being on keg.
Ctplt777 (128) - - AUG 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent DIPA. Aroma is very tropical and citrus. I was getting a lot of orange juice as well. Taste is bitter and again tropical and citrusy. Nice sweet malt balance. Very good tasting beer, highly recommended!
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white foam that left a persistent ring, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was dank & resinous, with some earthy greenery, citrus & pit fruit. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste contributed some barleywine-like flavor, with decent malt and accompanying sweetness. An amped IPA, with the necessary alcohol to qualify, but just short of Imperial status, imo.
baraciisch (1887) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, and dank hops... Flavor is citrus, herbal hops balanced with light caramel malts... Fairly dry overall, sticky herbal piney mouthfeel... Solid
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BeerdedDave (339) - - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber color; great, citrusy, piney hop aroma; nice citrusy hop flavor with piney, herbal notes; medium bodied, bready malt base with light caramel notes; at 9.3% abv, it is a fairly easy drinking beer for such a high gravity
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Light golden pour with white head. Earthy, grassy, pine and some light citruss hop tones in both aromas and flavors.