Berbatov (18) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow, i donít often go for the big beers but this is crazy. lots of pine. sticky. one will do ya!
davey101 (694) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks for this one gtermi!
A - Pours a dark and hazy amber color with floating bits of hops and yeast. Two finger creamy white head with soapy and sticky lacing and retention. Iím a sucker for unfiltered IPAís!
S - Caramel malts, piney hops, bitter grapefruit, and some dank resin.
T - Nice blend of caramel malts and dank hops. Light grapefruit and pine. Bitterness is low but pleasant. A bit malt forward but rather tasty. Mouth feel is creamy and slick. Iím actually a bit surprised by the 10% abv, its not even noticeable.
O - Seeing as the first review is from mid-August Iíd say this one has a bit of age on it. Even in its current state its drinking really well. Plenty of caramel malt and grapefruit/dank hops. Alcohol extremely in check. Really nice.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have only had... maybe 28 of these, so not sure that that 5.25 gallons is a good enough serving sample. Best or favorite IIPA? Not exactly, but damn decent. Perhaps a tad abrasive, but maybe just aggressive and I sure will be sad when these disappear and notice that I buy at least one 4pk if not more every time I see one whether my fridge is crammed with beer or not.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Pliny-esque. This iipa is resinous with a piney hop presence. Not much citrus but a nice mouthfeel, nice orange brown color, thick lacing and clean aftertaste. Strong beer from an up-and-coming brewer
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has some big double IPA notes, with a lot of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. I also get a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The caramel malt keeps the bitterness from being too high, but what really comes through are some dank, resinous pine and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good strong IPA. Not sure of the alcohol, but since there was none of the burn, whatever was there was hidden. I love double IPAs and had two of these.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz can)Received from Hopper thanks man. First from Southern Star and very impressed. Orange body with dense head that last. Aroma spruce, pine. Taste resinous pine, grapefruit that has a slight caramel note. Bitterness sits on palate awaiting another revisit. Fine IIPA.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, dank, and pine resin. Flavor of earth, grass, dank, citrus, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours amber. Nose is full of pine and spruce. One sip is all it takes. This is a surprisingly excellent offering from Southern Star. Full of pine, grapefruit, resin, and some caramel malt, but not too much. Clean and pure all the way to the long bitter finish. Nothing crazy or weird going on here -- just a solid, complete, pure IIPA that in fact reminds me of the West Coast standard, Pliny the Elder. Yep, itís that good, and itís made in Texas.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice bright orange pour with a bit of haze and a big white head. Strong citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma up front. A bit of caramel and sugar sweetness to it. Light pine and bread, too. The flavor has a bit of an herbal hop note along with the citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some sweet caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and a light pine bitterness on the finish. Maybe a hint of alcohol as it warms.