andycapone (1) - Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you are a "hop-head" this beer is for you! Even if you arenít, this beer deserves a try. Very nice aroma, in the correct glass (I had a goblet that trapped the essence very well). Crisp flavor with a great bitter hoppy bite at the end. This is a beer to be enjoyed not to be drunk! As a resident of Delaware and a devotee of Dogfish Head, Iíd put this beer up against anything Sam and the gang have put out there! Easily one of the best IPAs Iíve ever tasted. Well Done.
Fashawn (251) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still great even this isnít fresh, not in the same league of dirtwolf but not so far. Floreal, piney and resinous ipa with caramalt and toffee on the frontcourt
great balance and bitter finish. I like this one a lot
magpieken (88) - - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 FL OZ bottle. PKGD 07/08/14. Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold colour with a dense, creamy, off white head which refused to settle. On drinking it left some nice lacing. Very floral aroma, pine, citrus, resin. A big whack of hops but pleasantly so. The bitterness dominates the taste but there is also a nice underlying malty sweetness. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, semi dry finish and a gentle alcohol warmth. Plenty of hops but some lovely balance to this one makes it very approachable. 9.
Broncowaldon (70) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The biggest hop flavor beer I have had in a while. Almost too much but then Iíd be a wuss. Pine. Resin tar and triple SNPA orange color fairly bitter but in a great way. Truly fantastic.
fugitive (1481) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color clear orange with small white head. Aroma hoppy, grapefruit, citrus. Taste sweet, fruits, floral, hoppy.
Saeglopur (533) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from Ottakringer Shop, Vienna., bottled 04/17/14
Dark golden, clear body, with a big, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of citrus, orange, fllowers, pine, some tropical fruits, lots of candy.
Tastes of grapefruit, flowers, resin, lots of lovely pine notes, some grass, honey and again lots of candy.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, quite dry, zesty, with resin, sweet malts, slight alcoholic and long-lasting, greatly determined pine notes.
Well, this bottle is very old, more than 9 months. Didnít see this when I bought it, so Iím a bit pissed right now. Thatís why the sweet malts stick out, but the hops are still well recognisable, while by far not in its full glory, I guess. You still get a hint how well balanced and enjoyably piney this is, pretty smooth for this high ABV. Hopefully Iíll be able to rate a fresher bottle some day.
jh773 (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 6/20/14. Thin amber-gold, medium head that lingers. Smell is deep pine resin, maple sap, bourbon, chocolate liquer. Taste is bittersweet, thick citrus rind, brief caramel note. Dry. Iíd love this fresh.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 07.08.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip on 09.10.14.
A: Very citrusy. Orange, pineapple, and mango. I could smell it from an arm away while pouring.
A: 4 finger head with an easy pour that is retained well. See through orange body.
T: Pine and tropical fruit dominate. Caramel and spicy pepper are subtle.
P: Smooth and crisp.
O: This has too much malt and spiciness for my taste. It seemed strangely unbalanced for Sierra Nevada. I love West Coast IIPAs, but this didnít taste much like one.
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This b3er has quite a lot of hops. I like a lot of hops, especially in a light beer. This beer is not amazingly light. It is well rounded though. Good job.
chinchill (2430) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage bottle; a large (~22oz) bottle not in the Camp Beer series. [from notes].
Pours a crystal clear amber with a towering, sticky, highly durable, frothy off-white head.
Powerful hop aroma with some underlying sweet malts and alcohol esters. Floral, pine and citrus notes in the aroma and the flavor. The taste carries a strong hop hit, partly tamed by the addition of a significant sweet malt component. Long lasting, bitter-sweet hop aftertaste. Tastes like a high gravity beer, but still the high ABV (Iím surprised to see how high) is rather well-hidden.
M - Medium body; good, light-medium carbonation; smooth but with a mild hop/alcohol bite.
O - Near extreme hoppiness without the full bitter accompaniment. Hop nectar for hop heads. An able substitute for Bells Hopslam.
highlandlad (1429) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good wet slap in the face with a hop cone. After playing Florence Nightingale all week to a crook wife, and Nanny McPhee to our junior beerhunters, aged four and six, I was bone-weary and in need of a serious pick-me-up. Wanted to feel something, anything. Hoptimum delivered. First sip was bit ímehí, but those 100 IBUs creep up on a fellow. I went from ímeh...í to íyeah!í in twenty sips. Rusty orange with some chill haze and a slim head. Aroma: Pinoclean, fruit cordial, mango, blackcurrant. So far, itís a bit ho-hum. Big, chewy palate - now thatís more like it. Ah yes. Medley of summer fruits, noticeable alcohol and a loooonnngggg resinous finish. Too chewy to be quenching, but I feel twice as sharp. (12 fl oz bottle from Leura Cellars)