Brewsta (15) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle (4-pack) poured into a goblet. Head is white, very thin, atop an orange amber beer. Aromas are complex of floral, piney, earthy hops and no perceptible grain or malt. Flavors are similar to aroma. Beer has a decent carbonation, chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is warming, but not hot. Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (2765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Very clear, bright orange pour, nice amount of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Pine, oil, some fruitiness, and grass. Very oily taste and texture. Obviously very fresh hops were used but its too oily for my taste. Getting a little pine and grass too. I’m going to let my other bottles sit for a bit in the hops that the oilyness fades a bit. Will re-rate if it changes. 1/13/13 re-rate - This beer gets a tad better with some age but I still think it’s a bit overrated.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear almost peach color with a thin bit of white head. Aroma is strongly citrus hops. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Taste is medium-heavy bitter and light sweet. Grapefruit and orange with a dash of honey. Full bodied with a creamy yet oily texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this every day!
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, loads of hops. Citrus, honey, light sweet, malts, fruits, passion fruit and honey melon. Bitter hoppy flavour, bitter, rather sweet. Bitter hoppy finish, light cloying.
Nice beer, lovely aroma, though overall quite unbalanced and -imho- somewhat too sweet.
(From 355mL bottle @ home. 2012 bottle. Thanks for the bottle to an unknown American -we never catched your name- we met both at Zythos and De Nacht van de Grote Dorst)
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Huge citric and piney hops with some lighter lemon and cat piss. Just enough of a sweet malt profile to make it drinkable, but this is definitely quite the hop bomb. I prefer just a bit more restraint in my IPAs, but this is still really good.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, VA over the weekend. Served in a sample glass.
Pours a clear golden-peach color with a nice white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries some good tropical fruits behind some strong orange and citrus. The flavor falls back quite a bit from there, as the bitterness gets to me a bit too much for the hop flavor. Body is light-medium with average carbonation and a hefty bitterness paired with a fair amount of alcohol. Nose was by far the best part of this one.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice clear amber/copper color. Good head retention on this one as well. aroma is grapefruit, woody/pine and toast. Flavor is nice too. Same thing, grapefruit, earthy/pine notes and a nice bitter finish.
wchesser (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, reasonably priced Impy IPA. Would be a go to for the price except at 10% you wouldn’t want to go there too much. Nice floral and citrus on the nose and solid malt to carry the hops. Nice option to have out there though. I might have rated this higher but I tasted it against Knee Deep’s Simtra which is a stellar TIPA.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful aroma-piney, citrus, earthy all in one but not muddled. Sticky-icky resin flavors. At the start seems like a pretty easy-drinking DIPA but after the second bottle it becomes overwhelming with palate fatigue and kills my tongue. A fine example nonetheless.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured. orange/amber in color. pungent hop aroma from the jump, mainly citrus and pine.sticky sweet on the tongue and extra bitter. kind of wrecks your palate. astringent and boozy as well. definitely a hop bomb which i’m pretty sure they were going for.