woodychevy (490) - - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
they claim this to be a "sensory assault" for hop lovers. I consider myself a lover of the noble hop (not actually noble hops, but the hop in general) but this is a bit much for me. pours a perfect ipa color- nice amber hue with a generous off white head. nose is great- hops, piney, citrusy- the columbus hops come through in spaces. taste is pretty in-your-face- you-claim-to-be-a-hop-lover-now-prove-it-and-love- kind of way. all the right notes are there, just not in my favorite harmonies. overly sweet and piney- maybe I am more of a cascade/ centennial girl. hard to say not being the home-brewer type. a solid ipa, but given the choice I would pick something a bit mellower. the beer on either side of this in the flight would work- g’knight imperial red or the old chub scotch.
arnold931 (668) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours crystal clear dark copper with fluffy off white head. Nose is funk, cheese, resin. Taste adds some pineapple and tropical fruit. Really bitter aftertaste.
jackafholmes (425) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog bar, manc. Pale copper with lacy off white head. Aroma is lychee and pine. Taste is bitter and sharp. Tingly and medium with oil.
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a light Amber Color. White head. Very clear. Lots of carbonation.
Smell: dank. Flowers. Citrus fruit. Grapefruit. Orange. Slight cat piss.
Taste: citrus fruit. Grapefruit. Dank taste. Light car piss.
Feel: dry. Medium carbonation. Leaves a thin film in the mouth.
Overall: good beer. What I expect from an ipa. Like the aroma and good flavor.
First drank: home 1/23/15
acearl (396) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can, clear amber hue with creamy tan lasting head, decent lacing, smells of pine and spice, not overly bitter but stays in the back ie prolonged aftertaste that is a bit funky yet somewhat of a silky texture similar to Dale’s Pale Ale, decent malt characteristic, relatively strong coupled with larger can size, more of a spiced hop rather than citrus, therefore; better in the colder seasons, overall pretty nice
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can: Amber color with sunburst edges. Modest haze throughout, topped with a soapy, off-white head. Sticky webbing left on the glass. Aroma is exceedingly pungent, a bit excessive. Insanely resinous & piney, full of hot hop oils & staunch booze. Also get some heavy green onion & borderline garlic notes? Summit? I didn’t think so... But what the hell. Heavy fusels in the back-end. Some grapefruit, some dankness. Overly abrasive. Same on the palate, but even worse. Spicy, almost. Pungent hop oils, resins, pine needles, alcohol, onion, & a strong, weedy, vegetal note in the finish. Strong caramel malt, adding a bit of unwarranted sweetness to this hot fucken mess. Sticky, abrasive body. I truly don’t understand the love for this beer. Dale’s Pale is really nice, but this is just an overdone train wreck.
Iznogud (1016) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewdog Manchester. Pours amber with small off-white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Caramel, hops, fruit and pine in flavor. Lasting bitter finish.
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can. Pours a beautiful sunset blood orange with a 2 finger white head. Gobs and gobs of thick lace that you have to scrape off the glass when you’re done. Citrus hop aroma with secondary earth. Juicy citrus seemingly explodes in your mouth upon first sip. Lightly balanced. Semi bitter finish with a medium body.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 16 oz can into a tumbler on 08.16.14.
A: Red grapefruit, spice, hop resin, and malt. Complex and delicious smelling.
A: 2 finger super fluffy head with a careful pour. See through blood orange body.
T: Mango and pineapple dominate. Hop resin, spice, and malt are subtle.
P: Creamy. Great carbonation.
O: The malt is there, so it’s not really a West Coast style IPA, but it has the hop presence of one. Tropical fruit is in the front and it has a spicy back end. It is though, a tropical fruit bomb. It looks fantastic too. It is complex, well-balanced, and really a fantastic IPA all around!
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, clean, silky & smooth. Drying in the aftertaste. A simple straightforward IPA that is called a pale ale.
wollipam (23) - - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney hoppy aroma. Smooth flavor with some bitterness but not overly bitter. Very tasty. On draft.