Hanuta06 (327) - 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.
ACHops (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours bright deep orange copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is big sweet caramel malt and huge floral, piney, bitter hops. Taste is similar: malt is sweet, big, and dry. Hops cut the sweetness perfectly with heavy bitterness that lingers through the finish. Nice notes of pine and grapefruit jump out. Quite nice DIPA, no obvious flaws.
slowrunner77 (1913) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not sure of the age on the bottle, though it seemed relatively fresh. Juuuust a touch more malt heavy than Iíd prefer, but the tropical fruitiness in the hop profile was very very pleasant and made for a nice bittersweet tsating experience."
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy amber amber head. Aroma of dusty powdered sugar candy, malt extract, tangy caramel, straw. tastes big malt, peaches, pine, brine from yeast slight leather. sticky palate What a rule breaking DIPA. More like a double belgian amber. Intense and unique.
Westchesterco (946) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at beer revolution it is a cloudy amber color with a creamy head the aroma is citrus and the taste has flavors of grapefruit and orange thar lingers on the palate with bitter overtones
Iphonephan (3254) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at The Beer Revolution in Calgary. Pours a hazy deep copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange, grapefruit and pine resin with some malty notes. Bitter finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Hanshin Seed Event. A clear amber pour, fantastic hop aroma herbal & fruity with solid caramel malt backbone. Very bitter, green hoppy goodness, dry finish plus some sweetness from the malts. Good.
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fruit, citrus and hops. Great looking beer reddish brown colour with a short lasting head. Taste of fruit and hops with a creamy feel and a bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (6451) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Q-Brick. Dark amber-orange. Butterscotch, toffee in the nose. Heavy and sweet, with stone fruits, butterscotch. Not what I want in a W-IPA. Too sweet and syrupy.
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Tap at Qbrick. Balanced caramel and deep hoppy nose. Dark copper/amber color. Rather sweet initial, with a rush of overripe dates and caramel thickness. Some solid citrus. Sweetens up again in the finish. Nice enough. Hitting well within its weight class. But overall a bit too sweet, even edging on cloying.
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruits, mango, guava and melon. Taste is caramel, tropical fruits, mango, cantaloupe and sweet malty finish that goes semi dry with a well balanced bitterness. Very well balanced double and never seems as big as itís abv.