boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden and clear with a small off-white head that, amazingly, hangs out and does some nice lacing. Smells moderately pine and citrus, grapefruit over a caramel backdrop. Medium body, good carbonation, dry bitter finish. Taste the pine and grapefruit hops, malt sweetness is fairly balancing. a nice beer.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Pours clear orange yellow with lasting white head. Very full resiny and citrus aroma. Full bodied hop flavour, this is truly a hop bomb. Very long lasting hop finish
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Nose is piny hops, grapefruit, spicy. Full, oily kind of body. Well balanced, but definitely hop heavy. Bitter, grapefruit, spice, and a little warming alcohol. A nice big IPA.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
lightly hazy light honey color with no head lacing only on side and just a thin strip at that few bubbles on top of what i can only describe as undissolved gelatin particles surrounded by a white film very odd first sip i get is sweetness disappointing and other than dfh 120 this is the only other dipa to do that
upon warming there is less sweetness but still not much hop presence while retaining the thick and sticky dipa qualities
not a fan
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is potent citrus (tangerine, lemon zest) and pine with a little resin on the back end. Gold colored with a bone white head. A strong bitterness is apparent at first and lingers into the finish. Taste is more citrus and pine and is very clean. Seems well attenuated. Good stuff.
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
i will mention that im not a hophead, so this review is to be taken with a grain of salt. that being said, i still know what to expect from an IPA, and this one, while the aroma was what was expected, the flavor was waaay too sweet. and the flavor profile thin. basically tasted like grapefruit that had had the sugar on the top candied with a blowtorch. maybe it was just a bad keg, i dunno. but i tried it with an IPA buddy of mine and he didnt like it either. also thought it was too sweet.
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pale for the style--a pretty golden beer. Aroma is citrus and a bit of dusty character. Flavors are pretty standard, very grapefruity, dry finish. It’s a very nice ipa, just nothing out of the ordinary.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Winooski.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow. Nice foamy and creamy white head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Great piny and passion fruit hops. Great malt too. Light honey and a bit floral. Fresh leafy hops. Great ! Light yeasty notes maybe...
Taste : Very nice malt with fruity hops. Light honey. Leafy and floral. Chewy malts. Soft carbonation. Some refined sugars on the finish. Light honey too.
Overall : Very nice stuff. Great malt and great hops. Not as hoppy as your average DIPA. I like the fact that there is a big malt base and it’s not caramel malt. Great beer. Very drinkable.
anders37 (16788) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of pine needles. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum yum! Another solid brew from ST. Hopped up, nice and malty, flavor filled in all things IPA land. I like this this is available in 6ers. Damn good stuff.