Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/8/2011. From bottle. Caramel aromas with malt, spice, citrus and floral notes. Hazy amber color with a white head. Good balance with a hoppy finish.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with white head. Light citrus hop aroma. Flavour is much citrusy hop not all that bitter but with a sweet naartjie note. Long hop finish. Does not taste all that strong, but is.
glennmastrange (2288) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast, with date and sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium tan/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the extra long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft carbonation and a heavily astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. Up front itís a bit maltier than most DIPAs, and the flavor and palate start off okay, but itís not at all balanced and the finish for both is a little rough.
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwerís Hopfest. Brown hazy yellow. Nugmeg spicy nose. Tart citrussy body. Dry funky finish. Pretty tasty with some chocolate/cocoa chalkiness.
BREWMUSKCLES (2261) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big broom straw thru out the experience. hoppy a bit in the backround with grapefruit citrus. slick and a bit syrup like the brew is somewhat sweet which gives a candy like dimension to the grapefruit. some caramel in there.
snoworsummer (2199) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thick, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes very smooth, nutty, orange, like cereal malt, with a nice pine bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky, grassy, flour, with light orange
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a crystal clear deep copper gold with a thick head of foam that is solid, long lasting and laces the glass. The aroma is pine needles & biscuity malts. Full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel it has a soft but persistent earthy "green" bitterness that evokes a walk through a pine forest. Really interesting stuff for lovers of bitter hoppy IPAs.
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Hangover. Lots of hops, decent maltiness, less chewy than usual dipa. Little hit of sweetness. Full bodied. Nice.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-cloudy amber with lots of sediment and a small off-white head.
smell is of caramel, floral, hops, and malt in back.
taste is nutty, caramel, bitter, and roasted malt. ends on the dry side and bitter.
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cooperís in Seattle.
Pours orange amber with quite a decent head for an IIPA; the aroma is a great big burst of floral and citrus hops, plenty of spruce tones and a hint of alcohol. The flavor more or less follows, with a powerful essence of hops that is rich and almost sweet in its floral intensity. The malts provide a reasonable caramel throughout, and the overall effect is a hopheadís delight of hop flavor without the sort of crashing bitterness that comes with some highly hopped IPAs and IIPAs. The palate is likewise rich, oily, almost syrupy, but the beer goes down quite easily, with little hint of the 8.6% -- certainly drinkable enough that I enjoyed polishing off a couple of pints in quick succession.