Gription79 (2440) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks Doug. This beer is super fruity, grassy, mango, juicy, citrus. My only complaint would be that it is one dimensional.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a golden orange with thick off-white foamy head and good sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel malt up front, a funky resinous hop finish, piney and sweet. Taste follows, nice sticky, resinous mouth with a bitter finish. Pretty damn good.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear lighter orange. Rocky, off-white foam. Webby lacing. Nose is heavy butterscotch, melons, vanilla, caramel, dank hops, lots of dessert character. Taste is similar with buttercream, caramel, butterscotch, sugary tropical melons. Palate is dense, sticky, oily. Definitely on the sweeter, dessert side of DIPA but no typical DIPA flaws like nutty astringency, tea leaf tannins, old candies, cheesecloth.
burg326 (4428) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared at RBWG tasting poured an am er color with aromas of pine, hops and light caramel. Flavors were the same, big galaxy hop flavor with a light bitterness.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Vinny, split with Vin & Sean. Pours clear apple juice copper with a fat creamy white head. Aroma is creamy mango, melon, and some oniony hop. Tastes very much the same with a very juicy, clean hop profile. Mouthfeel is extraordinarily creamy & rich for an IPA, but with no residual sweetness. Very fluffy, juicy, and smooth. Fantastic IPA.
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PhillyCraft (3780) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired via trade, shared with bear juden, and pat. Pours hazy copper gold with medium sized head, nice and thick with good lacing. Aromas are tons of citrus, wheat, tropical fuel, pine, mango, butter, and light onion. Taste is much of the same, maybe a little less desireable then the aroma but still very good. Medium to fuller bodied. Delicious ipa.
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed pour with frothy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malt with a hinto abv. Sweet malt start followed by the resiny bitter then a dry finishing and then the hop bitter starts to grow. Medium body with good carbonation. Another nice beer.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huhuhuhuhuhuh, man this beer was ridonkulous. Soft pale blonde pour with one finger of white head. The nose is just nuts, incredibly strong/intense. You can smell it from several feet away. Lots of fresh fruit/citrus, tropical fruit, very juicy. Intensely hoppy and grassy with tons of raw tropical fruit in the flavor. Wonderful mouthfeel palate/soft light-medium body with a moderate and zesty bitterness. Fuh-hantastic beer.
hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear golden bright amber with nice off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, papaya, guava) and grapefruit with maybe a hint of malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine, caramel, tangerine and tropical fruit. Full body and medium/high carbonation well a nice, rich mouthfeel. Good.
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle procured from Beer Temple Chicago. Very pretty golden colored pour with very little head(prob thanks to slow pour to avoid sediment). Very hazy as expected. Aroma is a nice mix of piney and fruity with tropical notes floating atop resin undertones. Taste is mellower than I would have guessed on the front but quickly brings the hopocalypse as expected. Mid palate also exhibits the fruity character and then shuffles off to a wonderfully long and luxurious finish. Palate is a tad flat for me, and I definitely feel the 10% abv. Overall delicious and memorable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone