nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Sampled at Vintner Wine Market, thanks to gottalottaibu. Golden-amber with a small lasting disc of bubbles. Big aroma of grapefruit, resin and catspray. Flavor is big grapefruit and resin, with some nice backing caramel. Light medium body is slightly watery, tingly and lightly carbonated.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from joint trade with markwise. Pours a hazy caramel golden color with a one finger white head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, honey, floral hops, grapefruit, pine, malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of honey, caramel, grapefruit, floral hops, citrus, pine, and hints of ripe fruit. Generally medium body with a bitter hop finish.
alexsdad06 (6248) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small fine white head. The aroma upon opening the bottle was inviting: caramel and toffee melded with a bevy of fruits (citrus, grapefruit, pineapple,), pine and floral notes. The flavor balances nicely between the moderately sweet caramel maltiness and the bitterness of the hops; pine, floral, and resiny. I don’t get much in the way of alcohol, probably because the aroma and flavor are too distracting. This is an excellent beer. Medium-full bodied and super easy to drink. I can’t wait to try this on tap someday.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] brought back from S.D. and split with my dad. Pours a crystal clear orangey amber with a soapy, fluffy off white head. Aroma is packed with grapefruit and sweet caramel malt. Flavor reminds me of hopslam without the honey, which lends itself to a less sweet, more dry beer. There is some grassiness in there too. Ends with a nice lingering bitterness.
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with MatSciGuy. This one was fresh - bottled on 2/3/09.
Pours a crystal clear amber tone with a one-finger head. Outspoken, fresh citrusy hop aroma. A big beer with a huge hop flavor some grapefruit, orange spritz with a dry bracing bitterness that hangs around a bit. Very good - well balanced and not too sweet which is one of the things that I don’t like about some double IPAs
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First off, this beer looks great. Clear orange, nice. It smells seriously hoppy and tastes very hoppy, bitter and piney but is not overdone. It is super hoppy without being tacky about it. It has a slight dryness to it but doesn’t seem astringent. The label is entertaining and I have to agree with the sentiment...
update 11/04/08 bottle date
Smell is awesome, resin, pine, hop essence. Taste is every good as bit as I remembered from the last one I had a month or two ago.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-21-2008 03:15:53
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Monk’s: Poured an amber color with not much head. The aroma was grapefruit, pine and hops. The flavor was pine, lots of hops, grapefruit, and bitters. Overall, a well balanced, not overly spicy, smooth finish on the tongue DIPA. One of the best I’ve had.
markwise (4561) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is an incredible IIPA. Pours yellow gold with with noticeable particulates in the glass. Nose is citrus, lemon, tart orange, grapefruit, and some pine and floral hops. Starts like red grapefruit and finishes like a tart white grapefruit. Solid beer that seems to contain every type of hop available. World class...
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The head of it’s class. I don’t have much to add that hasn’t been added already, but I am thankful to have traded for this. Beautiful beer and worth the hype.
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from La Bodega. Amber pour, grapefruit hoppiness with pine and yes, a little melon flavor.Mostly good balance of bitterness, could be a touch less sweet for my palate. Nearly white head. At $5 for 16 oz+ a little pricey but it is a well deserved legend. Would drink again