Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great extra from Scott, thanks a bunch! Poured into a Long Trail pint glass. Light, clear yellow/golden in color with a fingers with of white head. Head dissolves slowly and leaves moderate lacing as I empty the glass. Nose is packed full of floral and fruity goodness. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and resins hops. Flavor starts of with the fruity character, grapefruit, white grapes, and pineapple, and then finishes with a lingering bitterness. Moderate mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, bitter, and a moderate finish. Really nice subtle, but stern IPA. It doesn’t overpower your senses, it tickles them and makes you want more.
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at schlafly tap room Pours deep golden. White head. Nose is ripe fruits, sticky sweet hop dankness grass, resins, and light malt aroma but not of caramel. Flavor is sweet light malts, dank fruity hops, pineapple, ripe mangos, koolaid. Bitter finish. Interesting malt flavor I guess because it’s not clouded with caramel malts like a lot of IPAs
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Birreria Paradiso Georgetown. Hazy orange-tan with a creamy off-white head. Awesome unique funky island tropical insanity aroma. Perhaps the most all out Starburst tropical IPA I’ve ever had. Delightful golden malt body, never too thick doing anything other than creating a steady backbone for the intense hops to shine. Sort of blows a great beer like Zombie Dust out of the water. True hop dream. Lemon-lime, peach, interesting pungent twang, and no sugary overtones. Phenomenal! Light noble peppery notes meets tropical bliss.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, super hoppy beast! One of the best new IPAs I’ve had in a while. Big piney aroma, sticky, lots of citrus. It bites up front and finishes quick and clean. Very good stuff.
dogfish120love (1038) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours golden in color with a thick white head. Aroma consists of tangerine and pineapple.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to xscottypx! Medium golden pour with a frothy white head that sticks around forever and laces. Big tropical hop fruitiness with pineapple, apricots, peach and oranges with some underlying honey sweetness. Sweet slightly creamy honey and bread malts on the front quickly turning into huge tropical fruity hops and a long bitter finish. Fantastic balance and flavor profile. Damn good beer.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy golden color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy and herbal hops with mild citrus and tropical notes.The taste is bitter hops... mango, tropical, candied citrus, pine. Pale malt backbone. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Quite nice. Thanks for the recommendation Jay.
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Fluffy white head, bright light yellow gold that’s slightly hazy. Nice tropical fruit hoppiness, sweet guava, small scallion in the aroma. Scallion shows up a bit too much in the taste, but very fruity and tropical as well. Medium to lighter body.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus orange pulp hop aromas. Citrus hop and biscuit flavors. Overall a very good IPA.
kassner (1437) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What agreat hop and what a great beer to show it off. Lighht golden color, nice enough ale but all about the extreme funky hops.