Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a four pack at Giant Eagle in Lancaster, Ohio. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a decent sized and rocky off-white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Man, I can pick up the hop scent two feet away from the glass. More aromas of grapefruit, raisin, and some tropical fruit. Taste is full bodied, fruity to the max, with some multi-grain malt and a touch of grapefruit juice. Finish is mildly bitter with more of a citrus and spicy hop aftertaste that slowly disappears. Pushing into the hoppy barley wine territory. I like the Energy Beverage sized can.
fsbw21086 (360) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense aroma of deep hops. Sticky oiley sweet taste upfront with rather boozy burn and lingering hop bitterness. Sticky boozy finish.
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tillmac62 (448) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 1/17/16. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Intense world class nose of hops (grapefruit, pine and spruce resin, orange, tangerine) over a solid biscuit backdrop with a touch of caramel.
Heavy medium body with a slick oily texture. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.
Near world class flavor profile that is reasonably intense, quite complex and very well balanced. It begins with a burst of sweet citrus hops that is orange and tangerine. This flows into the grapefruit and resin elements, then the sweetness begins to shift towards biscuit. The middle brings a mild bitterness that is still well balanced with biscuit and sweet tropical notes. I was surprised by how subtle and balanced the bitterness was considering it clocks in at 100 IBU - a testament to true brewer skill. As the finish approaches, the alcohol looses itís cover and a fair amount of astringency creeps in. The finish is a slow astringent and bitter fade ( grapefruit and pine resin ) over a subtle biscuit with a hint of caramel.
Spralleman (20) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet Tokaj. Taste of raisins. Sweet, with a hint of bitterness.
Not my first choise, yet not terrible.
RRistow12 (455) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear amber with white head. Aroma is pine with some caramel and biscuit notes. Taste is moderate to heavily bitter with mild malt sweetness. Long bitter finish. Flavors is big pine with some grass, tropical fruits, caramel, toffee and biscuits. Above average for style.
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TH28 (264) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Appearance: Deep golden with an orange hue, clear, with a moderate white head.
Aroma: Name of this beer is fitting, with a resinous, piney aroma dominant. Also some grass and tropical fruit notes.
Taste: Starts out with a sweet maltiness, turns to a grassy citrus, then turns into a sharp, resinous, piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderately high carbonation.
Finish: Strong bitterness, and a dry resin stickiness on the tongue.
Overall: Definitely a hop bomb, but has a strong enough malt backbone to balance it. More well rounded than most IIPAs.
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in Portland. Hazy orange amber pour with thin head. Aroma is pine resin - soapy almost. In a good way. Taste is crazy sharp pine hop bitterness. Quite crisp seeming for such a huge beer but I think that's mostly the bitter resinousness. Not without malt flavor but resin dominates. Good DIPA very very piney.
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little can. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Big tangy sweet grapefruit nose. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Caramel and heavy grapefruit, very sweet but very crisp and refreshing. Bright in the back and not cloying.
tcon25 (302) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Energy drink can pour at at home, light golden pour, thin head, very hoppy taste, little piney, little bitter after taste nice flavor all around.
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can to snifter. Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Mix of floral hops and pine resin in the aroma. Flavor starts out nearly sour, fades out into a malty sweetness, then ends with the bitter hop punch you expect. Well hidden ABV, too.
finol (2525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Barrels, Gamla Stan.
Sweet heavy brew. Taste of orange marmalade, resin and rye.