Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can from Armanettiís. Pours a cloudy, orange, light gold tinted body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter with lots of crystal malts, floral hops, and some sticky resins. Some melon fruits, a light pine, and chewy caramels. Flavor has a bland, chewy crystal malt sweetness up front with a light bread and some caramel. The bitter hops really come on in the middle with some grapefruit pines and florals. A bit of a toasted toffee before this finishes dry with a floral and piney, resiny bitterness and some chewy crystal malts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full, slightly chewy body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a DIPA that is a bit too high in ABV% for its own good. Its not bad, but its sweet, chewy, resiny, and bitter while never coming completely together. Eh...
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep orange with a slightly off white head that is frothy and lasting. Nose is flowery, citrus, and slightly piney but light and lacking intensity. Flavor is pines, sticky resinous hops, citrus, grapefruit and some grass. medium light body and moderately dry and bitter on the finish. Not bad but really lacking in hop flavor and aroma. Bitterness is close but other than that I want more hops.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Citrus hops and light caramel malt aroma. Hazy orange with a moderate soapy off-white head. Pine, citrus, grass, slight sweet caramel malt flavor with a harsh bitter finish. Light to medium body. A bit rough.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz slim can, unique package. reddish orange in color, large off white head. very nice lacing through the glass. citrus + resin hop aroma with some bright malt characteristics mixed in as well. hops and bitterness up front. clean bitter, malty finish. was hoping for more after reading itís 103 ibuís..
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can as part of a 4-pack purchased locally here in chicago... pours a somewhat hazy orange brown hue, somewhat lively, and topped with medium soapy barely off-white head... aroma of somewhat floral and citrus concentrated hops, a bit muted and lacking in assertiveness perhaps having after the green flash. a bit phenolic late with a backsplash of toasty malt.... flavors are mild with an average citrus and bitter hop profile, mildly sweet through the middle. body isnít too big, just shy of medium, with carbonation that lightens things up. ok for the most part, perhaps a bit too run of the mill these days.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to snifter. Orange amber pour with a foamy, rocky one-finger beige head. Incredible lacing on the glass. Resin and Earth aroma. Flavor is big hops: juniper berry, citrus juice, coffee bean. The malt is subdued which is completely counter to what people told me about this beer. The bv Is extremely well hidden. Pine bitterness stays in the back of your mouth. Tons of hops and not as sweet as people say.
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cute can [12oz]. Pours orange-copper with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Decent lacing. Milder then expected aroma of resiny hops, sweet caramel malt and fruit. Flavour of resiny hops, caramel malt, citrus, more fruit, some alcohol and a slightly harsh bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable but not 9.1 noticeable Medium bodied. Pretty good, not amazing.
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Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent though not exceptional dipa. Very drinkable, bit of colour and fruitiness. Middling mouthfeel. More hop characteristic would make a difference.
pepsican (1487) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BLACKED IPA hooked me up with this. Love the red bull sized can. Reddish pour with a big off white head. Reminds me of an imperial red more than a double IPA. Caramel, brown sugar, citrus hops, some dank. Similar flavor, a bit on the sweet side in the finish. No hint of the ABV.
MadRobin (2249) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco's Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD.
Clear, deep copper red with small ivory head that fades leaving an excellent coat of fine lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, citrus and a little hay and pine.
Taste is big on hops with grapefruit and pine taking the lead with nice orange overtones and caramel malt in the finish. Starts bitter and hoppy, but finishes with a nice malt and hops balance.
Body is full and carbonation is on the soft side.
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