rxeight (1607) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Rerate 2-17 batch 87. Shipped out on tuesday. So much fresher than last time. Fantastic hop citrius bomb. Good amount of bitterness. Fantastic. Easily on the same level as dreadnaught.
Original rating 12-29 3.4 Batch 33. Probably a bit old. Golden pour. Hop aroma. Slight citrius. Some flour perfume to it. Fair amount of bitterness. Ok nothing special.
rolfc81 (90) - - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Batch 633. Good hoppy IPA but too high alcohol content for me at 9 percent............
cards04 (2017) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice glowing burnt orange with lacing left behind. Aromas are sweet malts and dank meaty hops. Nice full mouthfeel with resinous hop flavors and a balancing corn syrup sweetness. Excellent beverage.
pineypower (2609) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, super fresh, pours a nice orangy color with a big white head. Aroma is of lots of fruit, some light tropical fruits, bitter citrus, some orange peel and a light punch of pine and an almost cotton candy note. Taste is complex, lots of tropical citrus, orange peel, tangerine, sweet/bitter citrus, bread, pine sap, light cotton candy and no real tell of an ABV.
joshmcg000 (344) - Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is citrus. Perfectly balanced, nice crisp medium caramel malt body. Sweet citrus on the hop side, not all that bitter just a bit of pine. Probably one of the most drinkable 9% IPA’s I have have. Good stuff.
Mr_Abner (68) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Bottle (bottled two months ago). Pours a golden amber color. Aroma is restrained; melon, mango, malt. A light melon/mango taste; the bitterness is balanced exceptionally well with the malt; wouldn’t characterize it as a particularly bitter beer at all. Exceptionally well balanced. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Need to try this fresh on tap...
RATING REVISED 1/26/15: Two week old bottle. Much more aroma here, as one would expect: citrus and pine, dank, melon is still there, malt is much more in the background. Flavor is similar, though more of a pronounced bitterness with less malt. This is better, but still not something I would seek out in a bottle.
UDBeernut (1912) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lighter hue than the centennial ninja. Light tan head, leaves a soapy residue. Pretty good pine and resin nose. Light sweetness upfront turns to stronger bitterness. Pine, resin, citrus fruit. Medium body with moderate boost. Pretty decent DIPA.
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes and TvM. Very hazy yellow gold, frothy white head that leaves sheets of lace. Bright, juicy hop aroma and flavour, passionfruit, guava, lime; pale biscuit malts, long bitter finish. Outstanding.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden with a large, dense and creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal. melon, tropical hops, toasted malt and a bit of doughiness. The taste is bitter tropical, earthy, resin, herbal, citrus hops, caramel and a bit of a salty note. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a hazy orange-copper with average size long-lasting frothy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Fruity hoppy aroma, with citrus and tropical fruit, and some caramel malt in the back. Juicy fruity hoppy flavour along with a bit of alcohol and a fairly big bitter finish. Alcohol is there but fairly well hidden for the abv. Average to medium bodied. Not as god as expected but quite good nonetheless.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bomber (great sample size) this pours a clear golden amber body with a modest yet sustained off-white head. The aroma is seriously hoppy, resinous along with some zest and grapefruit. The malt does show itself in the flavor, tasting grainy and lightly sweet. Then the hop tastes storm in bringing along a sharp piny, zesty, earthy bitterness that lasts a long, long time into the finish. Very nice.