realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap.Pours light orange in color with a white head that is gone immediately with almost no lacing. Grapefruit is the dominant character in this beer that I find less intense than many other DIPA’s. Good beer.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Poured a good looking honey brown body with an average sized frothy off white head. Aroma of pineapple, guava, mango, grains, dough, bread, and hop cones. Medium body, syrupy mouthfeel, average to softer carbonation and a lingering aftertaste with a slight hint of heat. Flavor of yellow grapefruit, citrus rind, pineapple, hop cones, dry grass, bread crutsts, grains and lemon zest. Definitely digging this one.
bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Healthy orange very clear pour with quarter inch of off-white head. Really great citrus hop aroma, juicy grapefruit and bitter citrus rind. Soft carbonation, tingly oily mouthfeel and above average viscosity, bitter dry finish. Taste is a bitter wallop of hops. Pert bitter rind, juicy citrus and tropical fruit, too, some nuttiness. Very bitter, straightforward DIPA
malkyore (258) - - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop hippity hop. Woah... Less full bodied than your typical double ipa but with all the bitter. It kind of burns my whole body and eats the enamel off my teeth... No real flavor to the insane and overpowering bitter.... But yeah it’s pretty lighter and quenchey... Yeah....
Krej (145) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hippy with a nice malt background. The 8% comes through a little but not too bad. Overall very good.
monkeychugg55 (936) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Copper with a small white head. The aroma is very malty, with some citrus notes. The flavor is similar, lots of bitterness. Meh.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma, followed by and tempered by lemony tartness abd semi-sweet ornage and malt. not a beer for the timid, but it was quite good."
MeisterD99 (27) - Lansing, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft snifter pour. Nice tan head. Color is honey and orange. Aroma is all oranges. Wonderful citrus hopping. Bitter, but not crazy like some doubles. Boosted alcohol does not impact flavor. That is my number one concern with a double. A great Short’s Specialty.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle I got in a trade, thanks Devin! Aroma is lemon, orange, caramel, and a light peppery spicey scent. Flavors are lemon, orange, caramel, English malt, and a hint of rye spice. Actually quite bitter but enjoyable. Overall I like it but wish the fruits they brewed this with were more prevalent in the beer.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 I love drinking beers that make me say, "Oh fuck, I need to rate this one." Siting here at Crunchy’s in East Lansing and this was the 5th pour on my 8 beer flight. Honey colored pour, no head and no lace. Aroma is grass and verbena. Taste is has the qualities that make you get out your phone, log into Ratebeer, and start typing. Floral and lemony hops abound. Malt is sturdy enough to prop up those big hoppy flavors without getting lost. Very bright and lemony. The ABV is pretty subdued. Very tasty stuff. Best in show this week which included pours of 9 Bells beers, 13 others...and this one tick.
ChrisSc (347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: orange/copper color. Slightly hazy. Very little head.
Aroma: very citrusy, some piney hops.
Taste: bitter throughout with a mild sweetness laid under. Really nicely balanced.
Palate: medium body. Thick texture. Light carbonation. Good flavor retention.
Overall: a very drinkable ipa. More balanced than most. More of a citrus, which I prefer.