tcane7 (1330) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with some friends at Ray’s. Pours a cloudy copper with tan head and lace. Nose of citrus, resin, grapefruit, onion, caramel malt. Very hoppy, solid bitterness. Lived up to the hype.
hamilton23 (579) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours orange with thick creamy white head. Aroma is Citra hops gone wild. Taste is some dried pineapple, citrus and a bunch of hops. Really great stuff.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mostly clear orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. I stick my nose into the glass and find a grapefruit rind/marijuana/sweaty armpit collection of odors. Well, at least there’s the grapefruit component to sort of "save the day." Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor provides a stream of malty toffee and caramel flowing alongside heavy, rindy, hop bitterness. Nicely-balanced overall, but the hops are really the stars of this show. Finishes modestly bitter, tongue-numbing and grassy. Big-time thanks to the always-generous BBB63 for floating this bottle my way!
alexsdad06 (3803) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s South Loop. Pours a clear amber light brown with a medium sized white head that leaves some spotty lace. The aroma has the signature of the citra hops; big orange, tangerine, and tropical fruit notes, some of the ground peels thrown in, with caramel and some lightly toasted malts flying under the radar. The flavor had more of a malt presence to balance the assertive citra hops. Nice tangerine, orange and tropical fruits, toasted malts, caramel, and some pithy and mild resiny notes. The alcohol serves to warm, but is not very noticeable in the flavor. I am glad to have picked this up shortly after hitting the shelves. Very good.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, Citra BOMB. Orange pour, light white head. Huge citrus aroma. Tropical fruits with a heavy caramel backbone.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of fresh citrus, grapefruit rind, caramel malt, orange rind, mango pit and tropical fruits. Taste is an earthy/slightly herbal feel to it. Finishes dry pine/resin/birch sap. Medium body.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is quite good. Does not live up to the Ninja Vs Unicorn but still great. Really tropical with assertive bitterness and a fair amount of boozy presence that detracts a bit. Not the perfect balance for a DIPA that NVU had but nonetheless it drinks good.
Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber orange. Nose full of citrus and pin. Tons of hop on the tongue but actually smooths out on the finish. Purchased the beer in November and drank in December. May need to drink a bit fresher but still a good ipa.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy and very bitter, pretty awesome aroma, pretty strong. Unfiltered.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful golden pour with generous head. Citrus and floral nose with slight bitter hint. Great balance of sweet citrus hop with a back of toasty malt. burnt orange peel and grass hide any alcohol burn. Superb.