superspak (3609) - 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.
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 (812) - 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 (3606) - 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 (85) - - 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 (2283) - 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 (1446) - - 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.
jsquire (3798) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color out of the bottle with a creamy cream colored head that left attractive sticky lacing on the glass. Nose of tropical fruit and candied citrus. This is a nice, chewy IIPA with a syrupy mouth feel. Toffee and caramel sweetness with dried tropical fruit, candied grapefruit rind and a bit of pine in the finish. Nice warming alcohol in the finish.
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz): Dark orange with off white head. I do not taste the tropical fruit others do. I taste the pine and a little bit of a metallic finish. It is very good, but not sure if it will be a regular purchase. Can not find a bottled on date but I had it less than 1 month.
MunBro (843) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this is good. Hazy orange/amber pour with a foamy off-white head. Delicious aroma of mangos and citrus fruits. Flavour of pine, citrus fruit, resin, hops, etc. Delicious and incredibly well balanced. My only (slightly) negative comment would be that this is much less bitter than the typical DIPA.
IndianaRed (3042) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Poulsbo tasting room Slightly hazy deep golden. Nice off white head. BIG resinous hop aroma and lots of sticy juicy hop flavors. Plenty of residual sugars but are balanced nicely with plenty of tasty IBUS. The high rating is well deserved. Very nice. This and the Belgian Blonde are the best here.