bellco33 (686) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass: Pours amber with a slight white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and pine. Taste is more of the same, but is really sweet which I would expect with a double IPA. The pine resin is strong with this one. Medium body, medium carbonation. It’s alright but too sweet.
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light rust orange with a persistent, thin milky surface. Hard water mineral aroma is most prevalent with iron, gravel and calcium, while lots of pine resin and white grapefruit oil fill in the traditional lower hop levels.
Tons of toffee and dry caramel malts in the flavor, with green tea and so much resin; this is as straight and simple as it gets. Mild herbs with mostly mint coming through. Brown sugar, honey, orange oil; typical barley wine blurring stuff with pleasant enough flavors.
Heavy palate with the crystal slickness in full. This is as Bush era American as it gets, and it does a fine job with tempering its aggressiveness for the most part.
StevieT (1489) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours cloudy orange, big fruity aroma, tiny lasting head, a full body with a lingering grapefruit bitterness and some resin mouth feel. A great beer for those who like huge hop flavours.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a frothy one finger white head. Head retention is long lasting considering the strength with some spotty lacing.
Aroma is a huge citrus punch of hops with a strong lemon-lime note; almost like opening a can of Sprite. There is a touch of vanilla in there as well. This is one of the more interesting aromas from an IPA I have experienced.
Huge punch of citrus in the flavor as the lemon lime present in the aroma comes through in the taste. That same light vanilla note is present in the taste along with a light biscuit from the malt. Bitterness is absolutely over the top and really begins to get a bit taxing half way through the glass. Drinkability is surprisingly high with the alcohol very well hidden.
Overall, this beer impresses me. Crazy high drinkability and a very unique hop aroma and taste compared to many other IPA/IIPA’s on the market. Definitely one to try.
MattH (765) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Whole Foods Miami Beach. Gold pour with white head. Very nice fruity, sweet and resinous aroma. Flavor is sweet up front with a slightly bitter resinous finish. Carbonation is pretty light and body is not as heavy as most double IPAs I have had.
jrodooo5 (1451) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unbelievable hop aroma that is nearly soapy but robust w/ citrus flavors immediately draws you in to the hazy copper pour that has a big foamy white head & leaves lacing. The taste certainly reveals the 100+ IBUs & just a tad too much for my palate. The alcohol is hidden nicely & it’s certainly a tasty beer but just slightly too bitter for me. Nevertheless, very good!
Jrjawsii (2) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting beer with smooth clean mouthfeel. Light with strong lasting hoppiness bit not overwhelming. Little lacing but decent head retention. Very smooth for 9.1%
ekstedt (6420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Draught at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady golden, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, some piney and perfumy hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Dull.
New sample at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Muck fresher this time, plenty of troical fruit and crisp bitterness.
Soupoftoday (54) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly disappionted with this beer. It delivers a nice resinous mouthfeel with a pretty straight forward American cirtus/piney hop profile. The aroma is more subdued than expected and the taste, although fairly hoppy, is unbalanced in relation to the extreme lingering bitter aftertaste. Needs more late hop additions!
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Almost clear burnt gold with a ton of lacing. Aroma is dank sweet pine. The taste adds super bitter resin notes but, there's also a metallic/solvent bite in the finish. The mouthfeel comes on with a strong attack and bite with high carb and a slick resinous finish. Pretty good but, lacking balance - could be much better and just as "big."
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