streve (105) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber pour with 1/4 inch head of small bubbles that disappeared quickly. Smell of grapefruit. No lacing at all. Taste is of citrus and extremely bitter. Has a back end that sticks around to slap your tonsils a bit. This is pretty damn good but not for daily consumption. A must try for any hop head! Great job from an excellent brewer but I still think Hopslam is tops for IIPA.
_honus_ (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet boozy caramel notes fill your mouth but are quickly cut by aggressive piney, grapefruit, bitter hop. The high alcohol content made this a real slow drinker. Great example of balance in an imperial ipa, compared to some that can be one sided.
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dinkle50 (1016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet tropical fruits. Great amber pour with a big creamy head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is almost dank. Creamy mouth. Very sweet taste. Boozy finish. This is borderline syrupy. Very good.
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at the Big Texas Beer Festival. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is very fruity, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is bitter, a little bready, citrus, and pine. Great finish.
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on draft at the Acme pub in Fort Wayne....what an amazing beer! Full on hops in your mother F’n face goodness! ! Some citrus flavor and a bit of an aftertaste that was like chewing on resin. If you are a hop head this is a must have.
AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 4-Pack at the Co-Op. Stoked to try this. I stuck it in the fridge and poured into a pint glass.Bottle says 2090111:08.
A - 3-Finger head that’s an off white light tan appearance. Creamy top, tiny bubbles that stuck around for a while. Deep gold double-IPA appearance.
S - Huge pine resin bitterness on the nose. Simcoe and Citra dominate the hop profile. Very bitter, lots of citrus fruits, lots of dry hops.
T - Wow. This is an intensely bitter beer. Huge front to back tongue coverage of hops. T’he dry hops in this beer are amazingly bitter and very puckering in their delivery. This leads to lots of floral tastes, grapefruit, tangerine, some kiwi and woodiness.
M - 60/40 carbonation, very heavy beer as far as drinkability goes. So hoppy, you’re gonna want to sip this beer slowly.
O - The label appropriately is a picure of a guy with a hop as his head and this taste lives up to that. This beer is incredible but quickly wears on you. Half way in the dry hop aspects start to weigh you down a lot and your taste buds grow tired of it. I think the 4-pack will last you a week because you just can’t drink this beer every day unless you are a true hop-head.
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Présence en bouche confortable avec un profil très résineux , sapiné et fruité. L’amertume est rigide mais agréable.
goosegossage12 (36) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super bitter. Yet the ABV was very strong and took away from the overall experience. I would put it behind Lagunitas Hop Stoopid and Bell's Hopslam.
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jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my opinion, this is the measuring stick for an IIPA. Bottle, poured a nice copper color. Absolutely fantastic. Aroma of citrous, pine and hops. Similar flavors with a strong bitterness followed by the alcohol coming through in the end. Very smooth and to be enjoyed like a fine whiskey.
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange malt and pine/orange peel aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange malt flavor initially quickly overwhelmed by strong bitter pine/grapefruit peel hops finish. Nice balance. Tasty.