RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a magnificent apricot with golden hues, large fluffy white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops, lemon zest, and honey. Taste is an explosion of caramel malt and citrus with a hint of pepper and bitterness. Enjoyable crisp finish with citrus flavors lingering. Smoothest DIPA I have ever had with ABV completely unnoticeable. Well done.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice citrus aroma; very hoppy; bitter up front but doesn't linger. Wonderful!
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pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprising combination of malts and hops, even to a seasoned IPA drinker. The palate is the best thing about this beer: nice nip, balanced flavours. There’s a bit of a syrupy after-taste after the beer’s been sitting awhile, perhaps betraying the limitations of a young micro-brew effort, but it’s generally masked by the careful preparation, bottle conditioning, etc.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour. Nose of ripe melon, mango, pineapple. Taste tropical fruits medium body. Notice the English malt influence at end of somewhat dry and pleasant bitter finish.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A friend shared a bottle which is good because I would never have purchased this. Cloudy orange color, good head. Aroma of hops and something indeterminate. First taste was just odd, almost made me think it might be infected, metallic, plastic and then a dose of hops. As it warmed up this all went away and I was left with a nice flavor of peaches and malt with a little bit of sugary sweetness. Overall not bad and sort of reminded me of Stone’s 14th Anniversary english double ipa.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-23-2012 16:18:55
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25.4 bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a large 4 inch head that lasts. Taste is of malt, fruit, hops, pine, citrus, some resin and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. Slightly thinner body that is a bit creamy. The finish is a bit bitter and is of warming alcohol. A bit easier to drink than what I thought it would be. Good, met my expectations, but didn’t wow me. On a side note, as it warms a rubbing alcohol taste comes through.
SudsMcDuff (6923) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle .. . hazy yellow gold .. impressive foam .. . light pressed leaves and dirty malty bread .. light unpleasing mouthfeel .. . this came out this year and it tastes like last year? oh well .. . . I’m beginning to dislike the man with the whip.
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber with fluffy white head. Mango, tangerine and pineapple on the nose. Rich sweet citrus and mango, bitter on the tongue, fruity.
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden clear with 4 finger frothy white head with very heavy lacing. Toasted malt with mild caramel. Pineapple, grapefruit and spruce hops. Hint of sweet, but very bitter hop driven flavor with full body and soft carbonation. Long, bitter finish. This is excellent
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear orange in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit and malt. Flavor starts malty, but grapefruit comes through quickly with grassy hops and sweet orange in the finish. Tasty!