86Moose (43) - - DEC 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper coloring. Earthy, citrus armoa. Sweet taste. Smooth finish. Very good beer. Not as stong as some Double IPAs, but very tasty.
ADesenberg (468) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light coppery amber color with a fluffy off white head. It has aromas of lots of fresh pine and citrus. The flavors are a nice, suprising balance of bitterness with a full malty sweetness hidden behind it.
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer! A nice amber body with a bone color head that had some mild retention and no lace, which was my only disappointment. Aroma was great, while it had god caramel malts the hops really stuck of the most. Great resinous pine hops, nice citrus and subtle floral note. Flavor was similar with the caramel malts taking a back seat to hops. Breath feels fresher now. Smooth and slightly dry finish.
fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves some pretty nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, sweet grain, granola, spicy, pine, herbal, floral and citrus hops. Maybe just a hint of stone fruit and mango in there as well. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, floral, some herbal, pine, sweet orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit hops coming in pretty quickly, some mineral notes, caramel, burnt sugar and some general plantiness. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry, has a pleasant, blanketing, medium carbonation and is creamy all the way through to the slightly slick finish. Pretty nice IIPA, the hops definitely lean toward the herbal/pine side than most.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some grapefruit, perfume, and a bit of caramel. Excellent! The flavor is rather bitter but also has some sweetness to it. The flavor contains some grapefruit, caramel, toffee, and some herbal notes. Overall this one is a little more malty than I like but it’s still good. Definitely in the east coast mold.
screigh (418) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color. Thin white head that left some decent lacing. Piney citrus aroma. Great malt to bitterness balance. Alcohol seems to be poking out even at 8%.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle Batch 1 12/18/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-44° in snifter-Pours a medium orangish amber with a small loose off white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and malt. Taste of the same with some more hops and grapefruit coming thru. This full bodied brew comes across well balanced and goes down with ease.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color with a foamy beige head with a hint of green in it. This beer left lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Big fresh hop citrus and piney nose. Flavors of pineapple upsidedown cake, apple sauce and red grapefruit. Thick, malty backbone under all the hops. Nice IIPA richness.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared with Taylor. Perfectly clear red-orange color, active-looking carbonation. Nice, creamy head. Plenty thick lace. Good, resiny hops. This is a bit on the malty-sweet side, but it’s really nicely balanced. Bitttersweet in a nice, balanced way. Light carbonation, good dryness. A pretty good DIPA, with impressive balance.
Westmeister (1449) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange with some ruby and tan head that comes to a ring quickly. Little lacing. Aroma is of fresh wet hops- pin, citrus zest and resin w caramel sweetness. Taste is a huge bitterness blast with heavy resin and pine with grapefruit; sweet caramel, nutty malts. Overall, this is good and very bittered, bold and tasty. The balance is a bit off.