bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very nice double Ipa. Very hoppy aroma with a tiny sweet undertone. Taste was very hop forward, nice citrus bite, this beer lives up to the resin name. Just sits on your tongue lol. A great beer for a hop head.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured cloudy amber with little white head. Aroma is beautifully strong from the second you open the can it hits you like a ton of bricks; in your face piney/citrus hops combined with malts. Taste is super bitter but somehow it works great because it is pretty well balanced with the sweetness of the malts. Great beer extremely enjoyable.
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a very nice box today from JxExM.. Thanks a bunch Justin!! Best by July 9th, 2013... I would guess that is pretty damn fresh. Poured into my HotD goblet... 2 finger sorta yellowish head has great retention and lacing... the brew is hop-hazed orange.
Huge piney/grapefruit zest hoppiness is sorta muted by a seemingly IMO too big malt profile... plenty of pale malt and lesser toasty maltiness.
Bejeezus... bitter, but still pretty inviting... again big piney hoppiness with pithy grapefruit.. finish is sorta lingering floral hoppiness... There is still plenty of malt on the palate, but it is in the background and only helps carry the hops... Somehow this never really becomes a palate ripper, instead it is honestly pretty balanced.
Thicker than many DIPA’s but a good carbonation asks for another sip.
Thanks again Justin, my tasting group has had these a few times, but I always wanted to give one a proper review.
brisis (8) - Hubbardston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good clean beer but to me weak, high ABV and a 103 IBU’s but kind of plain for a double IPA. Good not great.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden in color with a couple of fingers of head that leaves a splotchy lace. The aroma is straight-forward hops with a little grapefruit gliding over all, and the taste is punchy and strong. No sweet undercurrents here, just hops, hops, some malt, and hops. On the exhale there’s a surprising final kick of a somewhat metalic bitterness. I like this.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely delicious imperial IPA. Had in a 12oz can, super tall and same shape as a Red Bull can. Made me feel like a sissy drinking out of this can, but whatever. Loved the flavor. On the nose is heavy orange peel, coriander, roasted rye, delicious honey.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 12oz can, pours hazy golden with nice head and lacing. Aroma is huge pine and Resin. Taste is very smooth and delicious.
AGD3COYS (1) - Hampshire, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Skinny 12oz can. The beer poured a hazy almost burnt orange color. My glass had a little more than one inch of a fluffy white head. Strongest aromas were the hops and 9.1% alcohol, cutting through lighter floral and citrus notes. I was extremely impressed with how smooth my first taste was. I was expecting a mouthful of bitter hops but was pleasantly surprised to taste a very drinkable crisp beer that boast a tremendous after taste that makes you wish they sold cases not 4 packs…
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can->SA. Pours orange/gold with frothywhite head. Aroma is citrus, pine hops. Flavor is very hoppy with floral and citrus accents. Has a bitter drying aftertaste. Good.
puboflyons (3121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the cool 12 fl. oz. thin can stamped on the bottom with: Best Before 07 Jun 2013. The pour is copper/orange amber, hazy, and a ridiculous big foamed off-white head. Hop aromas are subtle but earthy and piney. The body is medium and astringent. The taste is also played down for a double IPA with a more mellow bitterness than one might expect. Still, it is a likable beer but not as upfront stylewise.