zizzybalubba (1253) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Bestway in Greensboro. The pour is an as-expected dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops. Really nice balance in flavor of the piney hops and malt sweetness, more than most. At 7% ABV this just barely classifies as a DIPA but the flavor does lean more toward DIPA than a single IPA with the heavier emphasis in both the hop and malt profile. Nothing mind-blowing here just a really well made DIPA.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells floral with some bitter citrussy undertones. Tastes of sweet citrus, resiny, some breaddy hints, floral with a bitter peppery finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Chill hazed amber, thin creamy white head. Fresh dried pine and white grapefruit zest rides a soft toasted caramel backbone throughout. Bitter hop punch with a rounding touch of malt in the finish. All about the hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Your hop fix will no doubt be...well...fixed...
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A semi-sweet and uber-hoppy golden IIPA. Nothing new here but man is it good.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed probably fresh soon after purchase. Shared with a few friends.
The look: Almost clear golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Powerful and pleasant hoppy nose with a strong floral and grassy character. Taste has a lot of crunchy caramelized malts, honeyed hard cookies, a truckload of floral hops, some grapefruits, grass, pine-tree. Bitterness level is pretty high but somehow not very aggressive. The hop encompasses all that is American hops and just enough sweet malts to balance it out. And at 7% it is in the grey zone between IPA and IIPA. This is an archetypical American IPA, a country that I love more than before, because I like my USA like I like my women, without a Bush.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Draft at the Thirsty Monk. It pours a light amber color. The nose has lots of herbal and citric hops. Lots of piney bitterness on the tongue. All hops all of the time. A hop heads delight! Dry finish.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Itís hoppy as all get out, no doubt. Aroma was faint, if at all there. Flavor was initially nice, although itís very bitter (I know, this IS an IPA), and the hops seem to either have lost most of their freshness, or this is just a different kind of IPA. I like big, aromatic floral IPAs that pop with grapefruit, orange, etc. This had very little on the nose. Not a terrible beer by any means, but not exactly my cup o tea.
Gription79 (1895) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden. Nose was grassy citrus hops. Taste had grass, spice, citrus, bready malts, and bitterness.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Big thanks to my newly converted bud Allen for sending me this. Itís been in the fridge for a while so I was afraid that it might have lost some of itís character but it proved me wrong. Still had a good amount of hop presence in the aroma while the flavor wasnít overly sweet and well balanced. A very good showing here.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks emacgee... Hazy apricot with a an off white head... Unreal nose, dank with pineapple, and citrus... The taste loses some the sweetness and is mostly bitter with a hint smoke, but its still pretty balanced, seems a bit to much alcohol for 7%
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Green Man, Asheville. Huge fresh hop nose, grassy, herbal and terrific. Deep golden amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-high carbonation. Big bitter from start to finish. Medium sweet body with tons of hop flavor - grassy and herbal. Bit bitterness! Harsh bitter after, a bit too much but good.