mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma has loads of fruity juicy hops, a generous caramel malt backbone, and resin. Flavour is super pungent with truckloads of piney and resinous hops, and just enough caramel malt backbone to hold things together. Extraordinarily hoppy, with a big puckering blast to the palate, with a medium astringency on the finish. Nice and dry, but also juicy. A most fantastic near-double IPA.
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white two finger head. Tons of lacing and amazing head retention.
Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange and pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and biscuit malt that nicely balances out the hops. Quite a pleasant, if not common, aroma.
The flavor is a little lighter on the citrus with some pine coming through. Lots of caramel and biscuit paired with a moderate bitterness. A really nice lingering hoppyness combines with a slight stickyness in the finish.
Overall, a really good IPA but it is definitely not a IIPA; not sure why is is labeled that here. Nice balance between malt and hops and something I would drink a lot of if it were available locally.
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hop aroma is nice and a little potent. I also smell malts and fruit. I get a lemon scent with pine. Its a great mixture. I taste hops, malts, citrus fruit, and yeast. This is a very good beverage. It is a bitter brew but somehow it doesn?t ruin the flavor. I wish I could say it doesnt impact the palate. I would drink this again. It intrigues me.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange with almost a smaller hear. Aroma is nice sticky tropical fruits hops with some floral aspects and a honey sweetness. Flavor is sweet juicy fruits (mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange). Not overly sweet, but massively bitter. This is in the top 5ish of all the IPAs Iíve had to date. This was just what an IPA should be. Delicious.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to oversized snifter. Looks good; a foggy burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a clear golden color with an off white, frothy head. I donít get much in the way of aroma, however I can pick up a slightly grassy/resin smell. Taste is very hop forward, I donít get much of the malts but thats how I like them. Very smooth and easy to drink, finishes with a nice hop bitterness.
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, white head, muted aroma, sweet with soapy hops. Smooth body. Nothing too impressive here.
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong pine aroma. Amber colour with film of a head, big lacing. HUGE bitter finish
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, world greatest cap. Pale amber color. Tall, rocky, white froth. Long lacing. Hop floral aroma. Spicy hops, loads of resin & citrus oil, and grapefruit. This is what an American Double IPA should smell like! Sweet caramel malts, toasted grain flavor. Whoa, thatís a lot of hops. Death-by-Hops ainít no joke. Heavy on the bitterness. Deep earthy hop flavor. Finishes with a bitterness similar to biting a grapefruit skin. Resin, citrus, and pine... oh my. (3449)
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad ups good flavor no blighting hops until the end. Clear thin head nice taste enjoyable balance except for end bite
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