bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was really excited about this beer it arrived in the stores right before my birthday. So I had the okay to stock up on beer. I feel like my money could of went to something better. I am a Hop Head DIPA = Favorite Style... This beer just isn’t balanced and the hops almost burn your tough with bitterness. Maybe it’s the hops they use
Aroma: I popped open my first one and the smell was fantastic, I was really excited about getting 24 of these guys
Appearance: Looked right up my alley with a dark orange tint with a thin white head
Taste: With Hopslam being my favorite DIPA I was hoping for something great. Boy was I disappointed. Unlike Hopslam, Hopstopid, Dreadnaught act... the balance is just not there
Palate: I gave the palate a high score, because it definitely give your palate all it could ask for
Overall: Very disappointed, and other than the standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... I’m not to impressed with what they offer as far as IPA’s go
SG111 (414) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (04/01/15). Pours clear amber/orange with a big off-white head. Aroma is big resin, hops, pine, sort of sticky sweet malt, citrus, some tropical fruits. orange, grapefruit. Flavor is very hop forward, but a very pronounced sticky sweet malt backbone, very long bitter hop finish, tropical fruits, grapefruit. It’s 10% and you can taste it in a great way. So full-bodied. Awesome double. Overall, great middle of the mouth sticky sweet malt that balances it out, but there’s so much hop finish. Lots of hops in this beer.
weordie (231) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a medium full head. Aroma is sherbert, lime and grass. Very very bitter, tastes of alcohol, ethers and rose. Surprisingly tasty versions of that though.
tectactoe (2979) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Bottle: Golden-yellow body; hazy, topped with a fat, bright white head. Great lacing all over the glass. Nose is heavily pungent with hops. Straight lupulin acid, hemp oil, dank resins, green onion, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, sweet caramel malt, crystalline sugars, stinging perfume. Heavy. Taste is ever bigger. Large pine sap presence, thick & viscous hop oils, dense & resinous to the core. Grapefruit, sticky dank citrus flesh, sweet caramel malt, bitter grass, vegetal onion, sugar cookie, pungent botanical & floral finish. Coats like a pine-tree. Aftertaste lasts with heavy, sticky malt & warming alcohol, but the bitter pungency never fully subsides. Thick ass mouth feel for the style. An intense beer. Maybe a little overboard. Certainly too sticky-heavy & sweet for my DIPA preferences, but the insane hoppage gives it some life.
danielecamo (704) - ITALY - APR 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Imbottigliata da 11 mesi. Aroma di erba appena tagliata, caramello, resinoso, nota alcoolica evidente. Al palato inizio con caramello e mou molto intensi seguiti da un ondata devastante di amaro, secco e asfaltante con note etiliche evidenti. Difficile persino finire il bicchiere. Molto sbilanciata. da riprovare fresca.
aenima (293) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super citrusy aroma. The taste is full of citrus. Good carbonation. Almost becomes a little sweet with all that alcohol. I think this one is not dry enought for my taste.
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-golden-jantar colour with white head. smell of hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine, herbs etc. Taste of pine, Grapefruit, hops. An exellent bitterness and strong aftertaste. Very good beer.
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27.1.2015. Fruity hoppy aroma, banana, pineapple, passionfruit. Taste is a bit harsh bitter, exotic fruits, pine. A bit too alcoholic.
craftbeersweden (278) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little hazy, amber-golden beer with a two finger high, white head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Nose: Hops, citrus, grapefruit, resin, herbs and orange.
Taste: Grapefruit, grass, resin, mandarin, hops and orange.
Body: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. A great bitterness that grows at the end. Great texture.
I LOVE this beer! Amazing!
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tons of simco aromas of fresh hay and red grapefruit and that typical resin. I only know this from single simco IPAs. Sticky mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol. So drinkable considering big hops and high ABV
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is huge citrus, pine, fruit,taste is sweet, super dry bitterness, juicy pine.