Hanuta06 (241) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate-to-heavily piney hoppy.
Appearance: large, frothy, off-white, initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, orange body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and moderate-to-heavily bitter finish with long duration.
Palate: full body with watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: interesting. I didnít notice any bitterness in the initial flavor, but it quickly kicks in and becomes increasingly bitter over time. Itís never harshly bitter like many beers in this class. Exceptional.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You know, youíd think with all the money put into this fancy ass bottle, theyíd think to toss a date of some sort, hell a fucking code would be nice. Instead, there is a well designed, elegantly labeled bottle of androgyny aged ale.
Pours a coppered amber with a finger of light caramel foam that falls to a sheet of the same. Smells of resin, tropical fruits, pine and hints of sweet malts. I canít tell you how fresh this is, but this is as close to the nose of Heady Topper as I can recall, with just a hint more sweetness. Outstanding nose. Fairly strong malt backbone with good aggressive hops. Wow, Iím really, really enjoying this beer. Medium on light syrup body with moderate carb and semi dry finish. To be honest, this is the best DIPA Iíve had this year. Absolutely exceeded and blew away my expectations. I will be purchasing many more of these.
Serving type: bottle
luttonm (1763) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Seattle. First beer of the trip, thanks to my brother. Dark rosy brown, thick and sits heavy. Rich cheesy funk and sweet hops, creamy body with minty alcohol, caramel malt. Very tasty, rich and full.
bmerz (595) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 1-2 months old. Pours mostly clear dark gold with decent cream head. Aroma is big dank, tropical, spicy, piney hops. Flavor is cleanly caramel sweet and bitter with piny and spicy hop notes. Feel dense, drying, sharp. Really nice classic IIPA. Into it.
Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/30/2012. From bottle. Dark amber color with an off white head. Hoppy and spicy aromas with citrus, pine and resins. Bitter and hoppy flavors, medium carbonation and hoppy finish.
umich03jm (1331) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a cloudy brownish-orange color with a small foamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is tropical fruit mostly with caramel and toffee too. Taste is moderately sweet up front with caramel and toffee malt. Turns to thick, juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Moderately bitter in the finish. Thick body, oily and syrupy. A very odd DIPA but I enjoyed it mostly.
pintbypint (2287) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Deep golden orange pour with haze. Light and creamy beige ring of foam sticks to the edge of the glass and a light film covers the surface, some nice thick bands of lace left behind. Nose has citrusy marmalade type hops, pretty fruity, also a sweet caramel note behind it, pretty nice but not as bright as I was expecting. Taste has grapefruit and orange peel hops, piney at the end with a bit of a resiny bite. Decent piney and citrus peel aftertaste, bitterness sticks around a long time. Bit of a heavy body on this one, carbonation is a bit soft. Pretty enjoyable, could be more aromatic and a touch more carbonated and this would be a real home run for me, still good though, and I would drink it again.
BillKismet (3170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body with thick, frothy, caramel-colored topping. Overwhelming, juicy orange aroma swarms over the olfactory receptors; towards the end, pineapple and tropical fruit notes emerge. Acerbic orange body, citrusy with not much malt balance. Some cloying, sticky tropical fruit notes arise as well. A touch of damp sock at the end. Some will love this citra-infusion, but just too off-balance and lopsidedly orange for me.
LarryBeast (408) - - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival. Dry and earthy underneath; bright, green, resin-and-citrus-hoppy good throughout. Detected some spice in there somewhere too. Finish is bitter and lingering.
RumRunner101 (584) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fruity and piney IPA with great caramel malt balance adding a nice bit of sweetness to balance. Lingering fruity, bitter finish.
WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the GCBF 2013. Amber, light tan head. Nose is citraesque, stonefruit, tangerine, candied apricot. Flavour is caramel, tangerine, low bitterness for the style. Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Very nice. Much more nose than flavour.