LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! A delicious and hoppy beer. Aroma was nice. Grapefruit rind, melon, pepper. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was big and hoppy. Very bitter grapefruit rind, grass and sweet malt. Tastes like thick and resinous hop juice. Nice carbonation and a long bitterly dry aftertaste. One of the best beers I’ve had all year.
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share with ol’ Chipalsa the Barnacle Buster. Whaaaaattt!!!! Nose is plenty of sweet caramel, pine, and citrus. Floral and grassy notes, too. This one is quite balanced in the aroma. Plenty of both malt and hops. This is a hop heads brew for sure. This one is quite sweet but has huge hop flavors of pine and citrus. Bronze colored with a medium body, this brew is sure to please those looking for an intensely hopped brew.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter --> Had a nice and clean golden, body with light bubbles leading up to a huge billowy white head. There was an incredible, almost spicy floral hop aroma with traces of honey and grapefruit. After the scent wakes you up, the taste buds are gifted with a massive hop body. The light malt character has a fresh citrus flavor - and just enough to sort of balance this brew. The finish was clean and dry, not too bitter but perfect for a hop head.
jake65 (2675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pours amber/orange with a finger of creamy beige head. Pungent aroma of florals and grapefruit. Tastes thick with hops... chewy and rich, florals and citrus hops with just enough maltiness to keep things in check. Really enjoyable.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This must be the sequel to the original. Pretty solid DIPA with aromas of grapefruit. Fairly sweet but a nice bitter hop finish. Very smooth and creamy palate. Recommended.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best IIPAs out there, beats the crap out of Hopslam. Go find a bottle!
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of malt and a bit of fruit in the nose. Pours clear golden brown. Moderate head.
Very sweet, only mildly bitter. Very easy to drink. Don’t get any of the ABV.
Glad to have tried it, kinda suprised it was produced by Sierra Nevada O_o.
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Pours a dark copper with not much head. Smell is dank pine needles and rich hop aroma. Nice syrupy mouthfeel and the taste is a luscious citrus and floral hops with a beautiful malt backbone. Chewy and pleasant double ipa
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine, citrus, some ammonia’c like qualities, very aggressive. Fantastic DIPA from Sierra. What an explosion of flavor. Flavor is similar with more tropical and some slight creaminess on the mouth.
BHeart (72) - - APR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty much follows though on the promise with strong hop aroma and insane hop flavors. Smooth mouthfeel follows, and a strong alcohol kick. Not for those who don't love bitterness; but for those who do, a must have. Powerful, palate destabilizing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone