superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but was purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, caramel, floral, and light herbal. Fantastic aromas with huge tropical fruit notes; it is unlike any other DIPA I have had in the past. Big hop sweetness; but it is so inviting even without the pine resin I am so used to having in an IPA. Taste of big orange, pineapple, mango, caramel, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, orange rind, floral, honey, and herbal spiciness. Nice amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, pine, caramel, floral, herbal, and grass on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity and malt balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA. Huge hop complexity and balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. This was truly unique as a DIPA, and highly enjoyable.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is passion fruit, grapefruit, honey and clove. Taste is sweet fresh tasting malts paired with deep hop flavors like clove, citrus and passionfruit. Finishes quite bitter with tanin and light liquor burn. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfume, pine, good malt. Orange pour with ok head. Good finish. Some booze in here. Good package. Tap at Barley Brothers Stadium.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Cloudy orange with a good firm white head.
N: Grapefruit, pine, orange, some pineapple, cracker, and toffee.
T: Hoppy bitter and sweet. Well-proportioned.
M: Medium body, resinous, no alcohol, crisp carbonation.
O: A really soft but really enjoyable DIPA. Fruity and with good complexity.
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 On tap at St Augustine?s in Vancouver. A 2 oz - yep tap paddle so not much impression available. Not too bad fer sure. .
..okay now we have a full serving (a whole 310 ml) serving..a dark orange amber color with a trace of beige head at the very top of the glass cylinder. No nose chimney here so forgeddaboudat lol. Over the chops! I’m impressed! Hoppy, fruity and malty, and all in the same glass! Impressive! 4 0.
pictoman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Cloudy copper orange with off white head. Light caramel and biscuit malt with peachy grapefruit citrus hops and resinous finish. Very nice blend.
Crit (3634) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber,small beige head.Rich malt/musty hop nose.Big bodied palate,sweet fore,balanced mid.Huge musty bitter and citrus hop finish. Big malt backbone provides great balance. By far the best from this brewer
khays (87) - - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell citrus and malty. Pours dark amber, cloud, white head. Hop flavour to start, woody notes (but not piney, resin), grapefruit peel, slightly sweet and bitter. Big body, which is balanced, not too sweet, not too bitter, and not too interesting.
It is okay.
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: exotic fruits, mango, peaches, resin. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: some caramel flavours, exotic fruits again, strong resin, gets quite bitter. Overall: nice IIPA, maybe a intense in resin. Pint at Taphouse Grill Downtown, Seattle, WA.
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beer Wars. Lovely hoppy nose, rich pine flavor and green citrus with a tropical edge, crisp malty backbone, dry finish. Excellent stuff, nicely balanced, smooth and hoppy, one of the better Washington brews I have tried so far.