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
SotallyTober (43) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy copper with an off white head. Decent lacing throughout. There’s a citrus, caramel, pine, and fruit aroma. Sweet start that ended nicely bitter. Flavor’s of pine, caramel, tropical fruit, and floral notes. Medium body that was chewy on the palate. Overall a solid and refreshing DIPA.
stuvetnz (9) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale amber with a moderate white head. Strong fruity aroma. Very bitter on first taste, mellows considersbly on the palate. Nice fruit tones come through. Overall slightly too bitter for me
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
ASPETTO: ambrato splendente. Schiuma abbondante e mediamente persistente, con grana un po’ grossa.
AROMA: buonissimo luppolato ed erbaceo, e anche un accenno di fruttato. L’aroma, comunque, non è particolarmente intenso.
GUSTO: un capolavoro. L’attacco è inaspettatamente dolce, un po’ caramellato, ma soprattutto fruttato (frutta gialla e tropicale). Evolve poi in un amaro quasi pungente che permane nell’intenso e lungo retrogusto. Se lasciata riscaldare, si avvertono anche sentori liquorosi.
CONCLUSIONE: anche se io non amo le birre amare, devo dire che questa mi è veramente piaciuta. Sorprende ad ogni sorso, e il gusto evolve man mano che si prosegue con la bevuta. Un capolavoro!
Kingi (496) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste is standard ipa . Less fruity and more dry. From the body is think this was 6-7%. Easy to drink and heavy bitterness and dryness which lingers for a long time.
murran (247) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden body with a thick and lastning head. Rough hoppy aroma. Rich and full taste of hops, very nice.
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AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: O’connors, Uppsala.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, caramel, citrus.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, fruit, floral, hops.
Melker (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, medium white fluffy head. Big citrus aroma along with pine. Taste is sweet bit definately nit too sweet. Ends with a long bitter aftertaste.
motman (13) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much for me. I found the aroma and flavour to be confused, almost muddy. An example of more not necessarily being better. Bitterness was good and in balance with the body but flavour was disappointing.
SuperTiti33 (617) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blonde cuivrée translucide. Fin collet blanc. Nez intense de houblon, surtout résineux. Sapin. Agrume. Fruits tropicaux. Malt caramel. Bouche: riche. Bien ronde en bouche. Malté/caramel léger. Bonne amertume. Zeste d’agrume. Très houblonné. Sèche. Très résineuse. Parfait pour un "hop head" comme moi.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again, at the great Mas Plenum stand @Vinocom. Amber body. The aroma was, slightly disappointingly, more malty than hoppy for me, a full malty blast, even a touch grainy, mingling with some fruity hoppy notes - which aren’t excessive. Dry, bitter herbal hoppy taste, with notes of orange, well balanced with a solid maltiness. Didn’t get it at first, but it won me over, unexpectedly, in the finish, dry, juicy, spicy, lovely, with a fine bitterness, and light gummy notes. Damn good stuff, without ANY doubt, that I’d gladly have again.