jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange with a white frothy head. Aroma of gritty pungent hops. Taste is hoppy right from the start. I expected it to be very unbalanced towards hops, but it actually is incredibly balanced. The beer finishes on nice orange citrus notes. Mouthfeel Is smooth and finishes dry.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Cool packaging. Nice seductive pour ... pure amber, with a bright orange backdrop. The initially big airy head recedes relatively quickly, but displays nice retention on the glass. The beer drinks not unlike many anonymous American pales, not at all like an IIPA ... there’s nary a hint of 9% ABV!? Well, maybe there’s a little kick in the background, but this could seriously sneak up on you, for sure! Sneakingly disguised as a nice, well flavored APA. (#4623, 6/24/2012)
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slim can, Golden color. Full head that dissipated some. Gigantic citrus/floral hop aroma. I thought this was canned hop flowers at first the aroma was so potent. Heavy bitter. Slight sticky texture. Grapefruit hop flavors. Resin is a good name.
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can gifted by drabmuh. Tick! Thanks Matt.
The beer is transparent and copper / amber colored with over an inch of thick, tan head. Excellent retention and copious lacing on the glass.
The aroma does indeed offer strong notes of resin, fresh hops, pine. Nice.
A dance of pine, fresh hops, and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, with the 9.1% abv masked well. Lingering pine and bitter hops in the finish. The beer coats the palate, but still goes down easily. Overall, a solid beer that I would certainly have again.
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz can thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours a deep orange with a big 2+ finger off white head - falls to a 1/4" throughout. sweet nose with a big citrus/pine hop aroma. med to thick body with a clean citrus bitterness with some floral notes, dark candy, sweet fruits and caramel malts. sticky finish which coats your mouth in thick bitter goodness. this beer is badass!
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some floral hop aroma, and lingering hop bitterness. Medium amber body, with modest head. Alcohol was especially noticeable in aftertaste. Slim, 12 oz. can was different. Good, but not great DIPA.
residentbrewer (2) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Juicy Eastcoast DIPA. Wonderful appearance, aroma, and flavor. A once break from the normal Westcoast consistency.
LagerLoather (13) - Chicago - Downtown, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy mostly red (veiwed through sunlight) double IPA. Strong taste reminiscent of grapefruit and lemon. Hop bitterness on the tongue. Finish is dry.
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glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Light to moderate roasted grain for the malt, citrus peel and dried grass for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with cardboard and dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy, medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a soft to lively carbonation. A little short on some of the common DIPA characteristics, but this is still a great beer.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz Skim Can. Wow! This is one tasty beer! Full of nice fruity flavors like Grapfruit and oranges. Big hop slap in the face with a golden bitter finish. Fantastic!