Slipstream (2281) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We went to the store to buy more Heady Topper, but it was gone, and this was in its place - so we got this. Dark gold pour with a thin head, and lots of lace on the glass. The taste is full-on hops, but with some sugary sweetness in the background. The taste of pine and green hops is good, but it lacks a little of the hoppy complexity that great IIPAs have. The aroma is a little odd - sweetly floral at first, but then there is a little vinegar and/or booze. There is a touch of boozy burn in the flavor also. It is good overall, but I was hoping for better. It reminded me of a couple of the batches of Dogfish Head 90 MInute IPA that I’ve had.
alliance100 (1051) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours a medium gold . Super dirty dank aroma . Lots of resinous hops . Delicious .
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dagimp (860) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle bought from the Greeks in Narberth. Pours a light pale blonde. Fresh citrus aroma. Lots of sticky white head and some lacing. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and crisp with only a touch of stickyness. Taste is lemony light hop citrus. Wow was this good. One of those really light and crisp double IPAs. Really hope they make this again.
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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another winning IPA in one night? Small bottle split with the epic. Aroma of traditional grapefruit rind, pine resin, and sweet nectarine. Pours golden with a nice frothy head. Taste follows the nose with nectarine, orange zest, and bitter grapefruit juice and nice pine resin notes. Great sweet mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. This was stellar. Wish I had a case to share.
John25 (1246) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange. Big citrus aroma, mainly orange and tangerine. Huge bitterness, tart and sticky too. Bright, long finish. Really good.
joet (2443) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden lightly hazy, thin fine ivory foam, resinous, piney, dank, medium full aroma, very citrusy, finishing lightly bitter. Light caramels are out of place. Bits of biscuit that I don’t really care for. Detracts from the hop character. Light pepper. Very nice though. Doesn’t taste like an 8 pointer.
rxeight (2041) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks Paul. No bottle date, but based on the ratings its 5-6 weeks old. Pine and woodsy hop aroma. Taste is slightly bitter, citrus and spruce hops. Hops taste a touch old, but to be expected over a month. Pretty good stuff.
biggsbowler (569) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pour light amber w/ white frothy head. Piney, resin, spruce, and evergreen in the nose. grapefruit, orange, piney, and very bitter finish in the taste. It starts off very good, but the backend is too harsh to really enjoy.
conway (2174) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy orange with a one finger off white head. Aroma and taste are tons of citrus with a very bitter finish. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Solid.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and.booze. Flavor similar, biting bitterness and alcohol dominate.