rollinsr (566) - Atlanta, - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light golden color with two fingers of frothy-white head. Aroma is sweet caramely citrus. Flavor is very sweet with a little hint of pine and grapefruit bitterness. This is a very good Double IPA that has the best of both the bitter and sweet worlds.
voyageurmike (282) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Layton state store. Clear golden beer with medium body and good sized head at first. Aroma is mainly of pine, the taste has both grapefruit and pine hops notes. The finish is intense piney hops.
mcberko (14351) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, some resins and caramel bready malt. Flavour is fairly robust, with lots of piney hops and bone dry biscuity malt. My kind of double IPA - loads of piney hops and bone dry malt. Excellent.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium body. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light tropical fruit.
fakebeersnob (321) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not getting a lot of aroma from this. Hoppy upfront, but a very sweet, malt body covers up a citrus rind hop flavor. The mouthfeel at the end has a dry hopped type feel. If I didn’t know ahead of time, I would not have thought this was a DIPA - maybe a hoppy brown ale - the sweet, malt is that strong.
Note: as it warms a bit, the hoppiness comes out a bit stronger in the finish. More of the citrus and a bit of pine. Still does not taste much like DIPAs I am used to./
Overall, it is pretty decent. Carbonation is pretty low, leaving it feel pretty creamy in taste with a bitter finish.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours hazy bright copper with thick, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is rich, sweet caramel malt; just a hint of earthy vegetal hops. Taste is clean, rich, syrupy caramel malt; dank grassy hops with a bit of pineapple on the finish. Fairly boozy, relative to the 8% abv. Decent DIPA.
robinvboyer (4137) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright copper pour, medium white head. Nice aroma of citrus zest, oranges, and some solid pine resin. Good mouth feel, and carb. The finish is where this goes off the rails. It finishes with a medium bitterness and a super strange plastic/rubber flavour. Like opening up a new tire tube from its box. It just takes over and dominates. Couldnt finish it.
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color out of the bottle with a short lived off white head. Sharp nose of citrus peel and resin. Very well balanced caramel sweetness, coarse bread and lots of red grapefruit, resin and pine hops. Not as strong as some but very drinkable.
ogre71 (310) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a fan of IPA’s but this one is drinkable. Starts out a little bitter but mellows out after a few pulls. Plenty of hoppy flavor slight after taste good head.
Homer321 (4203) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to gription. Nose is full of citrus rind, lots of grapefruit. A very clear, light orange color with a medium sized head. Pithy smelling. Taste is immediately bitter with a harsh, rough flavor, very piney hop flavor and keeps finishing with a very rough around the edge bitterness. Hits a peppery not in the throat at the end. Hides the alcohol well at least. Just needs a smoother bitterness.