DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 12oz can from Andersons in Sylvania (I think). Orange pour with a modest white head and sporadic lacing. Aroma is big tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, grapefruit. Tastes are toasty malt, caramel, citrus, herbal, resin, pine. Nice medium palate. Covers the alcohol well - just a little warmth. Good - very drinkable.
saxo (15393) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The Pony Bar, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, bitter hops, pine, malt and notes of caramel.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Half Time. Pours light amber with a creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is resin and citrus over a nice light caramel. Med body. Flavor is hoppy - resin, with a decent amount of citrus. There’s a mild resin burn. Clearly this is bitter and hoppy. Not necessarily the same thing, but this time it is. Very good ale.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is freaking delicious - for the hopheads anyway. The aroma is the next best thing to smelling a bunch of hop pellets. Pours hazy gold with a lasting head. Bitter, small malt presence but a clean easy finish. Damn I love this IPA.
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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.
Huhzubendah (3089) - 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.
milewide (1816) - 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.
glennmastrange (2489) - 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!
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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!