keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned on March 20, 2013.
Appearance: The head erupts strongly from my hard pour giving me a huge light tan head that has great retention. The head settles into a light coating with a foamy ring that sits on the crystal clear amber body.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of grapefruit and a spicy presence, but thereís a bready and doughy rye presence that combined with the hops comes off a bit like a rubber band.
Taste: The body is bready with a doughy malt flavor followed by a moderate grapefruit bitterness with a lingering spice, but itís not as strong as I expected.
Palate: Medium bodied, full texture, moderate carbonation.
Overall: Something about this doesnít mesh with me, that or the new production facility is working out kinks. Not a fan.
rxeight (430) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of hops in this one but the noticable thing about this one is all the sweetness at the end. The malty sweetness over powers just about everything else going on here. Good ipa but i like the two dales better.
Tide (711) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Hazelís beverage world. Amber color, white head. Intense bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, tropical fruits, caramel, herbs, pine and resin. Hugely hoppy, crisp body with lots of aromas. Bittersweet finish with pine and tropical fruits. Excellent imperial IPA.
bbcd (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear, pale gold, minimal white head. citrus, resin, spice, apricot, mango, pineapple. very bitter, medium sweetness. medium body, slick and oily feel, long bitter finish. a bit unbalanced when itís cold, but really shines as it warms up
odinstyr (455) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Smells of grapefruit, dried pineapple, little spruce. Taste is bitter and sweet, balanced mostly, citrus hops, pine, crackers.
ICEatALAMO (533) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. The pour is a light orange. The aroma has plenty of hops. The taste has some bitterness from the hops and lingers a little too long. A decent beer, but much better ipaís out there.
bytemesis (1412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear golden light amber with a small creamy white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, but mostly pine and spruce notes, with some citrus in the mix. Flavor is the same, very light sweet and strongly bitter, with an underlying spiciness to it. Wayyy too bitter for proper balance here, and the 10% comes through as a far-finish warming that is not welcome. Light to medium body. Not a great one for me.
superspak (1473) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/11/2013. "Eveniní Gubna!" slogan. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, light caramel, honey, pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes, without being overly sweet; though it is pretty muted for a DIPA. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, light caramel, pine, floral, grass, and piney spiciness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, light caramel, pine resin, floral, and piney spiciness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and good complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a slick and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
polomagnifico (1105) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Aroma has notes of caramel, citrus hops, toasted malts, herbal hops and spicy rye. Lovely. Medium orange hue with a small white head that mostly diminished and left okay lace. Flavor is very sweet and very very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft with a long bitter finish. Overall a wonderful IIPA. Great all around. Loved it.
MadRobin (997) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Whole Foods at Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Clear, bright medium-dark amber with a pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Sweet aroma of pine, sweet grapefruit, honey, caramel, pineapple and tropical fruit.
Taste of sweet grapefruit, pine, pineapple, caramel and tropical fruit.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
Although this IPA is intensely hoppy, an overall sweetness dominates the balance.
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