frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Head forms slowly in a reverse cascade then falls quickly. Body is about as "amber" as you can get... reminding me of fossilized insect-amber replete with sediment in suspension and some tiny bubbles which cling to the bottom and sides of the glass. Potent pine aroma, nearly eye-watering on a deep nasal draw. Afterwards come biscuits, grapefruit and a hint of caramel. The flavor is pretty incredible. Peppery, piney, sharp, mildly alcoholic and ending with a subtle fruitcake sweetness. Lingers long, teetering back and forth between pastry sweet and peppery alcohol. I’m kinda blown away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bought this about a month ago at Binny’s, Orland Park, IL
DrowningInBeer (14) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear amber color. White fluffy head. A hop bomb. Aroma is full of tropical fruits. Taste is extremely intense, very hoppy, juicy and fruity. Aftertaste is so bitter.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection, awesome grass pine aroma with added fruit hop sense. Flavor was equally as good. Crisp hoppy and just plane great!!!!
JanLaursen (3136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske, 65 ml. Nærmest ferskenfarvet, let uklar øl, stort set uden skum (men det der er, er hvidt). Aroma af svedig t-shirt og varm moden melon. Tung fersken-sirop. Liguster-hæk på en sommerdag. Karamel. Kiks. Sød. Tung. Medium bitter.
annunz123 (862) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lot to like in the aroma--biscuits, bread, pine needles, orange, and caramel, to name a few. Flavor starts very sweet, especially for an IPA, with some bread and fruit. Bittersweet pine/citrus finish with a lot of drying alcohol. Big, strong, and really good.
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma and flavor are both very sweet. Hoppy goodness too, but not right for this sweetness level. This is also mixed with some roasted malts, so this is not quite my style.
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660ml bottle @ Craft Beer Co. Hazy orange brown, reasonable head. Boiled sweet malt aroma. Resin hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A solid DIPA.
andriesradu (506) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, sweet, citrus, tropical fruits and malty. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration with strong notes of fruity hops and light caramel and pines.Dry bitter end.
mandaritto (60) - LATVIA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large white head, hoppy-fruity aroma, as it should be, very well ballanced, more bitter at the end, although with some hints of fruits, complex brew, one of my favourites DIPA-IPA style brew.
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-14-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy golden-orange color with a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to give a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of sweet tropical fruit and citrus hop. A nice aroma of mango, pineapple and tangerine are complemented well with a bitter grapefruit and lemon smell. With these aromas, is a lighter floral aroma, which rounds out the fruit smells nicely.
Taste – The taste starts out of a bitter grapefruit taste mixed with a bready flavor. While there is a good dose of sweeter fruit in the nose it is not as present in the taste, although there is detectable amount of citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the tongue. Hop flavors continue to strengthen throughout the taste with some pine and earthy flavors mixing with the citrus more toward the middle of the taste. More toward the end, the grapefruit gets stronger and is joined by some floral and boozy flavors to leave a bitter warming feel on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with an oily feel. The carbonation of the brew is on the lighter side, which when mixed with the thicker and oilier feel really accentuate the massive hop flavor profile.
Overall – A rather tasty brew with a good many hop flavors that come and go in the taste. A nice IPA. While strong in hop it is still fairly balanced by malt and a light sweetness.
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Amber colour, creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple and pine. Notes of caramel. Medium sweet, bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced. Very drinkable. Wonderfull beer!