Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. God love brewers who put IIPAs in cans! Pours hazy green-hued, copper/orange. 1-finger highly persistent cream coloured head, great lacing. Nose is spicy pine, juicy grapefruit, very woodsy. Flavours of orange, marmalade, quite bitter, very soapy, tea-like. Not famously complex, but bright, fresh, and grassy. A bit cheesy in the finish.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy strawberry blonde, with thick stick pearl head, that doesn't simply lace the glass, but coats. Aroma is globs of hops: grapefruit and flowery. Something off in the flavor. Citrus hop bitterness, malt backbone, herbal/metallic pungency-perhaps just the IBUs attacking my tongue either way it's offensive, ruining an otherwise attractive brew: I love the viscosity (and the tall slim can).
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter. Love the "mini-tallboy" can thing.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed bright orange color. Two fingers of off-white, frothy/foamy head. Retention is poor for the first inch, then great for the second. Moderate amount of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Very nice nose on this. Aggressive tropical fruits featuring mango and papaya. Underneath that there is pineapple and a touch of orange. Clean maltiness overall with complementary caramel and a light neutral malt sweetness.
4.0 T: Unlike a lot of DIPAs that smell of a cornucopia of tropical fruits, this one manages to also keep the intensity of the tropical fruits in the taste. Mango and papaya are rocking it again with the others close behind. Mild to moderately breadiness. Moderate bitterness. Caramel maltiness. Great balance.
3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is at the upper end for the style, but still reasonable. Mildly creamy and could use some more.
4.0 D: Solid DIPA. Great taste and a stellar nose.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 05-20-2012 02:36:19
dresden (940) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a foamy head that sticks around. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is definitely those sticky resinous hops but they are pretty floral and citrusy. Itís a really nice beer but the booze is pretty obvious. I like it!
michcam8 (316) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red bull can...poured to glass. Golden orangish in color with a pillowy white head. A good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma was hints of hops and malts, but thats about it. Smell translates to taste. I was expecting more. For a DIIPA you want that long sweet hop burst on the palate and it was not there. As others have said, the alcohol is hidden well. Potential to be a good beer, just needs a little more.
pras (491) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light copper color with little lacing. Beer starts out a bit sweet and citrusy, with lots of hop bitterness at the end. This beer is totally in balance. 9.1 alcohol is pretty well hidden.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can: Pours a clear bright golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with lots of resiny piney hop notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet lightly toasted pale malts dripping with hop bitterness before a drier, slightly warming and lingering bittersweet finish. Certainly loaded with hops, but a touch too bitter for my preferences. A pretty good double IPA nonetheless.
RyanK (227) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, murky amber with plenty of carbonation inside and a large off white foam head that is slow to dissipate. Smells of sweet piney hops, orange peel, sourdough and alcohol. After taking a while to kind of sit back and examine this, I think sourdough best describes the taste. Hops are moderate but the alcohol and sourdough taste are what sticks out to me the most. Leaves and alcoholy bitter taste it the mouth. A good offer for a high alcohol beer coming out of a can, unfortunately that rarely makes for a good beer.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, white head. Loads of sticky malts and big fruity/citrus hops on the nose. Flavor is big and bold. Malt bill is big, good amount of resiny hops. Pretty damn delicious!
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Out of the can, which is bad ass. Bias go from there. Aroma isnít applicable. Nor appearance. Taste is sweet malt mess with slight hop bitterness but no citrus, fruit etc. Definitely doesnít feel old by any stretch, nor is the bottle date holding on to this. A seriously sweet mess that just doesnít work for me. Even elements of "wet" hopped beer donít have this taste which is unique and off putting to me. Overall, not my thing but the can is bad ass.