nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells awesomely sweet and malty with lots of citrus aroma. Straw-orange color and pours with a very lively, foamy head. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the heavy hopping. Flavors of orange, lemon, pine, citra hops, and black pepper. If you love sweet hoppy beers, you’ll love this.
Vir4030 (508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review.
Medium yellow with a thick white head. Mild aroma like a bit of alcohol. Sweet a bit bold and smooth.
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from late June release. Month and a half old so not SUPER fresh. This thing is either not that great of a DIPA or fell off a cliff. Pours a hazy orange with moderate white head. Aroma is peach, citrus, chocolate (?) and some heavy malt. Taste is an overly sweet, malty, peach forward DIPA. I did not know the ABV but it seemed rather high and I’ve now confirmed that. I’d love to try this fresh on draft or super fresh from the bottle as it has to be better than this.
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour with lots of unfiltered sediment into tulip glass. Nose is grapefruit and orange. It is a frangrant and upfront aroma. Condenscened sweetness with a bold lemony flavor. It is all well balanced. Not too complex but it is very well crafted. The lemon lingers on….
AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown Nose is malty and sweet (lots of crystal) with a bit of chinook/Centennial bursting pine and sweet candy corn. Taste isn’t quite a malt bomb. sweet (too much) and resinous. hop acids stick around for a while. has a minor menthol taste. Still one of the better IPAs.
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago.
Batch 444 bottled on 2014-06-28.
Pour is a nice hazy orange with a lasting white creamy head.
Smells candyish along with a tonne of orange and some light rye bread.
Very easy drinking despite its advertised strength (9%). Lots of citrusy hops and plummy flavours. Goes down really nicely. Finishes quite dry. It’s actually pretty well balanced.
jh773 (98) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale gold with some carbonation. Strong citrus and tropical fruit smell, some wheat; some musk. Flavor is very bright and hoppy: grapefruit, tangerine, Jolly Ranchers, lemongrass, but with a significant bitterness. Juicy and delicious; I was very surprised by this one.
drsandman (240) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binnys. Pours a hazy orange with med white head. Aroma of floral hop, candied fruit, citrus, pine resin. Flavor is gooey floral hop, med/thick chewy mouthfeel, fairly sweet with spicy floral hop finish. Solid
Ktwse (1947) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, peach and passion fruit, hints of pineapple. Taste is big hoppy bitter with a nice rounding fruit sweetness to balance it. Lingering resin bitter finish. Medium, creamy body with soft carbonation.
fattybladdy (521) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, pours orange with a thick head and lively carbonation. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Taste is tropical fruit, citrus, and resin with a subtle malty balance. Finishes nicely bitter. All in all a solid brew.
weihenweizen (1676) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber, batch 444/49/50, poured into a snifter. Pours hazy orangish amber with small off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, medium/thicker body, low/medium carbonation, and good very small bubble lacing. Taste is grassy/evergreen hops, herbal hops, some floral hops, some tropical fruit. nice malt backbone, bitter hop finish. One of the best hoppy beers I have had.