Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a deep gold with a little red and light tan foam. Smells citrusy and bitter, with hints of pine. Tastes very bitter with sweetness with a hint of vinegar and feel of resin.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear copper body. aroma hops are pine and citrus heavy; malt has caramel and munich breadiness with a small bit of toast; yeast is mostly clean. medium body, fresh hop flavor (pine, grapefruit, gum, resin) with surprisingly low caramel malt chewiness. dry finish with snappy, buzzing hop acidity. better than expected.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a medium , frothy tan head. Aroma is strong citrus oils, spicy hops, light pine, caramel and sweet malt. Strong spicy hops on the tongue followed by citrus oils, grapefruit pulp, pine, chewy caramel and sweet malt. Body is medium-full with a firm, dense carbonation. Resinous throughout with a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more big spicy hoppiness, citrus oils, sweet malt, sticky caramel and light pine.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz btl into snifter. Pours a clear copper with a medium white head; lace coats the glass from top to bottom. Aroma is grapefruit (peel in particular), some Christmas tree. Taste is bittersweet. The sweetness is candy sweet. Carbonation and body are medium. Mouthfeel is lightly creamy. Tasty, but average.
dselo (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honestly wonderful aroma, I could just smell the beer for hours. Flavor is a bit heavy handed, but with the alcohol content as high as it is, it needs it. I waver between just liking this beer a lot and wanting to marry it and have kids together. A serious value for what you get, but needs to be drunk in small quantities or that’s exactly what you’ll end up - drunk.
neepsntatties (1021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour... amber-orange with a thick head. Nose... decidedly hoppy and leaning towards the piney side of hops. Palate... sweet hops with plenty of pine, grapefruit, sugar sirop and quince all leading to a lengthy dry yet cloying finish. Damn fine DIPA, and one helluva value!
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive resinous, spruce flavors impart a chewy, thick aroma. Deep copper color with lasting off white head. Dank, pine mixed with faint grapefruit and a very dry finish. Medium mouthfeel but hop oils make it seem a bit thicker. Very good DIPA - drinkable but zaps your palate with hops. Not too filling - you could easily have a few. Smooth and flavorful.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear amber red in color. Spider web lacing with a frothy white head. Very strong hops aroma(a lot of floral). Hint of raisin. There is a slight smell of caramel(especially when beer becomes more room temperature). Bitter/sweet with a long bitter finish. It has everything going for the carbonation, which surprises me for a medium-bodied beer. I enjoyed this beer very much.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark golden with a nice head that recedes to a thin layer and decent lacework, aroma is all grapefruit, sweet citrusy grapefruit, awesome. The flavor is initially sweet then immediately punches you with a wallop of bitterness, personally I was hoping for more citrusy grapefruit similar to the aroma. A simple one note IIPA that is good not great. Carbonation is medium high, body is medium, finish is bitter. Bitterness recedes as it sits making it much more palatable and easy to drink, but is still one hell of a hop bomb, for only 80 IBU’s (which I know is nothing to scoff at) it sure feels hoppier than alot of 100+ IBU beers, I guess those are just more balanced.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a dense, off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma full of Pac NW hops, floral, citrus and pine, also some caramel and bread. Flavor is bitter hops tempered with some sweet caramel malt. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean finish. This is pretty damn good, a bit on the sweet side but lots of hop flavor and aroma make this very enjoyable. Very affordable too I might add.