Frank (2729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty down the middle take on IIPA and it’s all done quite well. It looks nice--slightly hazed orange w/ a thin head of fine bubbles. It’s rather dry and drinkable though w/ a touch of alcohol. Hops are big in the nose but nothing jumps out as being particularly expressive or vibrant. Taste is similarly well balanced. I know this is quite jaded to say but this is a very, very competent take on the style but it just doesn’t strike me as terribly unique. Definitely, IIPA fans and all hopheads will love this stuff but I prefer Pipework’s excellent take on the Belgian IPA style. That is excellent and this is merely very good.
Menkros (36) - - JUL 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a nice orange with a healthy 3 finger head that slowly dissipates. Smells like citrus. Taste was refreshing for a summer day, little to no alcahol bite. Batch 18, I think the crazed unicorn won the battle in my drink because it tasted of dead ninja. Not my cup of tea and yet I’m a big fan of other DIPA’s like Firestone Double Jack. Won’t try again.
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from West Lakeview. Big tropical aroma and taste up front. Nice bitterness. That mango taste lingers. Not too boozy or at all boozy. Orange body. Very nice.
BeerSquare (116) - - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow this is a tasty beer. . . relatively mild, floral/fruity aroma belies the incredibly complex tastes,
Some of the most pronounced umami I’ve ever tasted in a beer. . . somewhere between strawberries and honeylike, leatheryness. . . oh my gosh I like this.
Very stong, but doesn’t have much of a dry "vapor" to it. Syrupy like a DIPA should be, but way more drinkable than most of them, and far more balanced and expansive in the hop/malt profile.
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to the Missus for picking this up. Batch #018. Powerful aroma of pine and citrus hops with a little herbal-ness too. Malt balances it well. Dry finish which I’m still thinking about what I though of it. Quite good. Serving: Bottle
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired via trade wiith funkyaudio! Hazy 10-karat brew with sizable ivory head...ample carbonation that left significant lacing. Tons of citrus pith, orange peel, grapefruit, and a touch of evergreen. Really bitter and lasting finish. Quite acidic with some peppery hops. Sharp but tasty...love the aggressiveness here. Not at all balanced. Love that. In your face and a bit brutal...YUM!
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new exclusive American brewery Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/woody and slightly fruity/floral, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comme prevu, une bombe. Sapin, agrumes jaunes et une amertume mur a mur. Le corps est assez mince.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with mcberko (batch 13). Pours hazy orange with a thick off white head. Aroma of lots of pine, citrus, candy floss, tropical fruits like nectarines. Flavour is intensely hoppy, citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, syrup-like sweetness, with a dry, bitter finish. Not very balanced, but really enjoyable. Nice.
mcberko (5923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 13. 22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy, near-opaque golden orange with a creamy, medium white head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, particularly mangos and pineapple, citrus fruits, and dry caramel malts - beautiful nose. Flavour of boozy tropical fruits as mentioned, grapefruit and orange zest, generous malt backing, ending with lots of dry hops, intense grapefruit peel bitterness and apparent alcohol. Reminds me of a boozier, harsher Dreadnaught. Very good, if boozy.