barn0216 (394) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks bytemesis! Cloudy orange, tremendous creamy foam top. Citrus and flowery aroma with a bit of dank, like a wet hayfield. Bitter but not overwhelmingly so considering it is a double. The star here is the very well balanced malt: grain and straw flavors, hint of yeast. had the character of a cask-conditioned beer. Definitely among the best malt-forward doubles i have had. Bitterness eventually wins out in the long finish.
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Some floral, citrus and resin with some juiciness and a just wonderful hop profile. Very good DIPA.
niday2288 (115) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy orange with a creamy ivory head. Nose is heavy hop with notes of pine and some tropical fruit like mango and pineapple. Taste is hop bitter primarily with a nice biscuit flavored malt backbone. Bitterness lingers a bit with nice pine and citrus rind flavor. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall very nice.
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Tortman18 (182) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy golden amber with a thin cap of head. A lot of lacing. Nose is all citrus and hops. A lot of grapefruit and pineapple. There is a slight yeast backbone but its very subtle. Mouth is extremely bitter. Wonderful balance of bitter and citra hops. Very light bodied and leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue.
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bomber acquired on recent Chicago jaunt at West Lakeview... Pours opaque golden brown, lots of carbonation, I finger white head with a bit of lacing. Powerful fruit, both citrus and tropical, on the nose. Amazing hop complexity, like a hop explosion in your mouth, smooth bitter finish... Fantastical DIPA, right up there with the best of them... Wish I lived closer to Chicago...
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thomas15 (671) - USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, melon, cantaloupe, slight pine nose. The aroma is electric. Looks perfect for style, golden amber, opaque, slight head sticky lacing. Taste is bitter pine upfront. Kind of assaulted my palate in a good way. A nice dryness meets the seeming resinous qualities. Refreshing citrus aspects come thru. Great bitter dipa...
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 10-22-2012 (Batch 025 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white head, fast rising carbonation, very little lacing, and a golden hue. The Aroma is citrus, fruity, grapefruit, and some hints of pepper. The Taste is fruity, citrus, pine, bitter, and semi-dry. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, a hoppy and easy to drink beer with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Worth trying.
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd December 2012
Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, a little crisp and a little dry. Dry pithy yellow grapefruit. A little creamy malt underneath. Touch of orangey hop. Mild aniseed alcohol. Dry finish. Tad dry but pretty drinkable.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a half finger of thick lasting white head. Aroma of huge tropical fruit with a hint of citrus. Taste is light bitter. Starts big with the citrus and finishes huge with tropical fruit. Loads of pineapple and mango. Full bodied with slick yet slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, absolutely awesome. I swear i could drink this everyday.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. A slightly hazy golden brew pours out with a thin, but lasting, off-white head that produces some impressive lacing. A big tropical aroma invades the air with mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. There’s a little pine, too, with a dash of lemon, and grassy notes deep down. Tropical fruity flavors that mirror the scent; I definitely like the tropical hop complexity here. Some sticky resin sneaks in there with a honey-floral character. Dry and bitter in the finish, the way it should be. A bit oily and slick in the body. There’s some malt support but it remains fairly light, allowing this to go down quite easily. I really like the 8.5% abv for a IIPA; chalk full of hops but not too heavy or sticky. Hardly any alcohol is noticed. I had planned to nurse this bottle along tonight but it emptied much quicker than anticipated. It’s been a while since I’ve had a IIPA in the class of some of my favorites, but this definitely belongs amongst the best.