Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, grapefruit zest, pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine, grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with some attractive, lacing white head. Nose is fairly approachable, big citrus, juicy grapefruit, tangerine, straw, soap, pine. Flavor follows right along, very piney and soapy, a little sappy, some grapefruit, meyer lemon, straw. Big, bitter finish. Solid.
jkwood04 (4044) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden/amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malts, a little toast, some dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness, but a very weird finish. Average texture. A decent beer but the weird finish ruins it.
Erzengel (2933) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to cfrancis for this bottle! Fresh smooth malty. Slightly sweetish, malty, floral mainpart, malty sweetness. Nice malty bitter aftertaste. Fresh and easy to drink!
deepeary (134) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from the LCBO. BB Nov 14 2014. Lots of floating matter at the bottom of the bottle. Pours an apricot colour abundant white head, which dissipates after a minute or two..Nose is all tropical fruit and pine sap. On taste, first the deep fruity notes hit, followed by assertive, lingering bitterness. I get some brown sugar and toasty malt flavours. Not a bad IIPA.
HopsandBolts (89) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale amber colour with over two fingers of dense white head that last for quite a while before slowly fading and leaving a considerable amount of lacing in the glass.
Aroma: Hops, citrus, banana, malt, wheat, sugar.
Flavours: Malt, barley, caramel, biscuit and light hops.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy.
Overall: Although hops comes through in the aroma, malt is the main thing coming through in flavour. I don’t mind this as I like malt just as much as hops. However, someone hoping for a hop bomb might be disappointed.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark yellow pour with a frothy head. Nose is hops and citrus. Flavor is medicinal with some nuttiness, hops, pine, and a bitter finish. Not a lot of malt balance here. Wouldn’t drink again.
HippyHop (165) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the second brew I’ve tried from these guys and both have been spot on.
Lord it’s pretty. Nice colour, great cap, with a creamy, steamed milk sheen. Beautiful lacing. Lots of malt on the nose, pine and sweet citrus too. Taste is a rich, syrupy caramel malt, a bit of spice, orange, pineapple, grapefruit rind and pine. Finish is dry with a really nice, subtle (read: dangerous) warm alcohol undertone. Great DIPA. Great label art too, and appropriate since this is a big beer.
Randy4Beer (200) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful pour with a nice dark amber body and soft white pillowy head.
As soon as uncorked the aromas started to fill the room, with citrus hops and a light caramel.
Tastes begin with fairly bitter hops on the front of the tongue and then immediately slam into caramel malts,with a sweet cracker finish.
Overall this might be the beer with the fastest taste transition from hops to malts as it moves through the mouth that I have ever experienced. Might be ready to declare this one the most balanced IPA I have ever drunk.
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Shared from a bottle it is a golden color with a slight head, The aroma is floral and the taste is bitter with a grapefruit flavor that lingers on the palate.