mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle just says Anniversary Ale. Very little carbonation, no head. Much lighter aroma than expected. Cloudy carmel-tan colored. Thick and rich and juicy, carmel malts and alcohol and citrus and bitter hops and, and could I have another please. Tastes more like a nicely hopped barley wine than an IIPA.
BuckeyeBoy (2189) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours out a hazy orange topped with a huge fluffy sand head. Aroma of a nice hop combo, citrus, pine, and some caramel sweetness. Taste much as the aroma great hop combo not over the top bitter, plenty of sweetness.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a big offwhite lacy head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Tart bitterness some hops flavour.
Nuffield (3362) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy off-yellow with white head. Vibrant hop-monster aroma with a lot of pine. Full frontal hops, again pine, but a bit more pine-sol, too. "Thick" is a good word (from the commercial description.) The finish ends sharply with an acidity and lingering attack that are somewhat uncomfortable. Big tingle on tongue and long, long finish. Interesting and ambitious, but not my favorite double IPA. Bottle.
tdmuel (109) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a bubbly off-white head. Lots of fruit on the nose, a lot of white grape and citrus, some peach, bitter pine resin, and a bready malt character. Lots of sticky pine hops on the taste, nice bit of malt up front too, citrus fruits, again I get a nice white grape taste, and a bit of mango. Nice bit of bitterness, well balanced with the malt character, and really drinkable.
radarsock (503) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from One Stop in Haverhill for $8.00. To undersized snifter, it pours a dark orange with an explosive off-white head four to five fingers in length. Strong aromas of pine cones and pine bark, rice flour, olive oil, corn, and pilsner malt. Tastes strongly of pine, sea salt, autumnal leaves, and caramel. Its bitterness is one-dimensional.
jhgrantjr (301) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap and in bottle. Tap was definitely better, probably significantly fresher too. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color. Aroma of pine and resin, taste was more piney than I care for. Not one of my favorite DIPAs.
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DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with a decent white head. Citrusy, grapefruit, aroma. Sweet, citrus flavor, lots of hops, not overwhelming though, pretty darn good.
gmb5127 (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Solid DIPA. Has a pine and citrus bitterness to it that tastes delicious. Would definitely recommend.
jhogan4 (246) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours clear orange with a small tan head. Nose is pine, resin, caramel, citrus, funk. Flavor follows with sweet but mostly bitter notes. Medium bodied. Good.
deekyn (576) - Yosemite, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours hazy golden amber with low white head. Thick yeast blops. Floaties and sinkies. S - strong citrus/grassy hops shoved in with bready caramel malts. Pine resin, Alcohol, doughy bread, hints of vanilla. M - thick chewy body. Aggressive overwrought palate. Lingering bitter sticky. T - two people said cement block, funny. Pine resin, bitter overpowering grass and overpowering sticky bready doughy malts. O - aggressive unbalance hop/malt bomb. 2.6
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