biirusaikou (679) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Sweet and fruity, biscuit malt, sharp hoppy finish. Good drinkablility, hop fruitiness covering the alcohol nicely.
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was hazy burnt orange gold with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are toffee, sweet malts upfront then citrus, piney hops, hints of alcohol. Taste are smooth sweet caramel malt base upfront that gives way to grassy, piney, lemony and tangerine hops profile with hints of alcohol. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting citrusy, piney, grassy long finish. A good DIPA, just a tad to much pine for me.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle in my Spiegalau ipa glass pours a slightly hazy orange color with q thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, tropical, resin and citrus. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thin and oily with ok carbonation ans a dry finish. Overall this is a more of a tropical citrus forward double ipa. Not as hoppy as I expected though. I like it better on tap. One of my favorites from Scuttlebutt still.
GenkiGonzo (272) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Osaka. Clear amber colour. Very bitter hop aroma with reisin and pine. Same with the flavour, somewhat cloying.
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a golden/amber color. Decent lacing. Aroma has a sweet hoppiness to it, some grassy notes. Flavor is sweet, with pineapple hop notes and a slight malt backbone. Overall, a very drinkable imperial IPA.
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a hazy bronze, thin light head with some heavy lacing. Mose is a big hop aroma, caramel, citrus light citrus. Taste is not as bitter as i though, medium bodied with sour and sweet notes at times. Finishes very well for a double, with a lingering taste and that warm mouth feel. Very cool beer.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Jakeís. Orange pour, minimal white head, moderate lace. Fruity and flowery nose with moderately sweet malty undertones. Medium body, resinous hops and a bitter finish.
GSH1976 (207) - Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, light amber with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma is malty and definitely not your typical DIPA. The aroma is dominated by caramel malt. Taste follows the nose but there is a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium bodied. For a beer called hoptopia I expected a strong hop presence. This beer was disappointing but I suspect it wasnít fresh and will try again in the future when I can confirm I have a fresh beer.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Smoky and hoppy, with a little malt all at once. A pale and scotch ale at the same time. Slight burn on finish. Far and away the best thing I tasted at this brewery and probably on the whole trip.
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Cary, N.C. Light amber hue, murky clarity with fizzy mostly diminishing white head. Fair lacing. Light citrus (grapefruit) hop on the nose early on, but as it warms I got a strong malt aroma. Heavy bitter hop on the initial taste with an average light hop finish. More malt near the end of the experience. Fizzy carbonation on the palate. I would drink it again.