troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Dark golden colored pour with some orange highlights. About an inch of foamy head on top. Aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and caramel malts. Notes of sticky caramel, resin, citrus peel, bitter leafy hops and sweet breads. Moderately bitter. Sticky palate thanks to low carbonation. Not bad.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at World Of Beer. Pours a slightly murky orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, piney hops and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange color with a single finger head. Aroma has some dish soap and lemon qualities to it. Very floral. Light to medium mouth. Taste is complex. Full of citrus, pine, a little sugar and resin. Juicy as hell. Good lacing on the glass.
daknole (10042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color, slightly off white head. Flavors of grapfruit, lemon, honey, biscuity malt. Damn good stuff.
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft at the revolution taproom/brewery. Pine and honey aroma. Thick pour. Very bitter. Citra and floral. Huge beer. Love it
dreamflower (635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this IPA quite a bit, because there’s a significant amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness. On tap at Revolution brewpub in Chicago.
northropfrye (2451) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Revolution, Chicago. In addition to typical IPA notes here, there’s also sweet fruitiness to it which adds a enjoyable complexity to it. Refreshing.
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on March 27th, 2013 at Churchkey. Aroma kind of soapy for some reason. Medium bitterness, some orange. Medium body. Okay, not great.
ccex (1012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Kedzie taproom. Pours a clear orange/copper color with small off-white head and very little lacing. Aroma is full of citrus hops (grapefruit, orange) with some pine resin and barely any malts. Taste is initially sweet like orange juice with some dank dead-mouse hoppiness in the middle, and then more hops and some alcohol in the finish. Body is medium without too much carbonation. Mouthfeel is oily. After enjoying Double Fist several times, I was looking forward to this one. The bartender expained, accurately, that Double Fist is more malt-forward, making this something of a hop bomb. I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of balance and the dank hop taste that I find in only a few IIPAs (notably Lupulin Maximus). Fortunately, it gets better as it warms up.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the pub. A little surprised about the bad previous reviews. Maybe this batch is much better because I thought this was pretty good... Pours a super dark orange, lots of copper in the middle, clear accept for dead middle. The head is light, poor retention and lacing. Great color but bad head, what are you to do?... The aroma is shockingly weak for a dipa, also very sweet. Grapefruit and orange sweet, missing the malt. Sweet simcoe hops, a touch of pine on the finish. Subtle but good. With malt and strong would be awesome... The taste is very bitter compared to the nose, but in a good way. The front shows off the malt, caramel with grapefruits, then medium pine resin throughout. Resin alcohol finish, but missing the overall typical chemical/alcohol/resin of a dipa. Very drinkable but still makes me go meh a little.
I’d have again but not awesome.