Krej (87) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it in a bottle. It poured a beautiful clear golden orange color. It’s got a nice citrusy hop aroma. It tastes bitter and this weird,but good, grapefruity taste. It’s pretty good and I wish I had more than one bottle.
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Wonderful warm, cozy marmalade and citrus zest aroma. Snappy and smooth. I quite like this. It’s definitely one of those Double IPAs that borders on Barleywine, but it has just a very pleasant smooth, sweet fruit and pine quality throughout. Never harsh, never grating, and always prickly with citrus. The malt gets a tiny bit caramelized and reminds me of jams and syrups. Nice stuff.
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orange-amber body with good clarity. White, soapy head transcends to a foamy collar & film quickly. Aroma of sticky hops, dank hop oil, juicy grapefruit flesh with a hint of pith-y bitterness, & a substantial crystallized malt sweetness underneath it all. Caramel malt base is present from the first sip, moderately sweet. Notes of strong grapefruit flesh & bitter hop leaves charge in with lighter hints of ashy pines & tangerine peels. The bitterness & grapefruit fade towards the finish, leaving a kiss of sweetness from the malt. A good DIPA, but Hopstache blows this out of the water.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
> Sticky toffee and orange candies stale tasting DIPA
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Games of Thrones Globe ][ 6/15/14 ]
>> Pours clear dirty deep oranger, thick off white foam with great lacing. Nose is vegetal, pine, sticky orange, comes across as stale. Taste is sticky, caramel, red apple, sweet tea, toothpaste, apple skins. Maybe spicy grapefruit. Stale, sticky finish. Uh huh, okay.
Evolutionary (278) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from lake Orion beer and keg. Pricey. Only could buy one bottle a day. Nose is a less sweet hopslam. Full thick dipa body with citrus and citrus rind coming thru. Grapefruit and even pineapple like flavors there. Finishes strong and sweet just like I like my men. Would definitely do again. Needs to be a seasonal release.
---Rated via my mouth
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Big thanks to umich03jm! Mostly clear darker orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Bigger body. Smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good big grapefruit, some pineapple citrus, light spicy hop. Moderate zesty sweet taste, moderate bitter, a bit of alcohol heat. Light caramel, biscuity malt. Nice, zesty, yet balanced bigger DIPA.
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mittenator. Clear copper and amber. Citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor. Nicely balanced. Good stuff.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
b3shine (5305) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; hops and citrus zest with a big sweet pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with average mouthfeel. A touch boozy too. Enjoyable, but could be much better if it were lighter and dryer.
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a copperish amber, mostly clear, with a fairly tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of off grain, faint metal, artificial orange syrup, a bit vegetal. Taste is much of the same, the hops in the finish are less artificial and a bit more citrusy and tropical. Bitterness is fairly strong but doesn’t linger, body is syrupy but carb fights to balance.
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden-orange with a fluffy white head. Aromas of cotton candy and bubblegum, pine resin, sap and citrus. Taste is loaded with upfront hop bitterness...grapefruit...lemon peel-type. The cotton candy/bubblegum comes through with a light malt sweetness before the piney back end springboards another hop burst your way. Nice crisp finish. Pretty damn clean too. Great beer. Want moar!
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes. Pours orange with solid lasting white top. big fruity and citrus aroma. taste matches a big citrus rind bitter finish.