Dacrza (544) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date tasted: July 25, 2013 ... Glassware: La Fin du Monde snifter... Occasion: enjoying an evening of Strat, music and good beer....Appearance: slightly hazy, lightly golden body with cascading effervescence; head is snow white, snow deep and beautifully laced; quite an attractive ale out the box... Aroma: the bottle boasts four separate hops varieties--and the nostril is bombarded by harsh pine cone and soft department store perfume counter, almost lilac and lavender; secondary citrus and grapefruit sneak in... Palate: as expected, a full-bodied, full-on attack at the teeth with a bit of warmth at the end; second and third sips ease the intensity, but the warmth remains...Taste: as promised, a near-mad balance of hops and malts, with the bitterness being more palpable yet not as put-offish as some maltreated double IPAs...Overall: After a rabid camp discussion on the virtues of the double IPA, I made this part of a build-a-six and am not disappointed with the selection...not mentioned among the thirty or so we pleasantly recalled, this beer gets the taste buds titillated while bringing enough disguised alcohol to only need a few for the weeknight...recommended and part of the double IPA discussion for doing much well...
Mark_Eck (804) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus and hoppy with a mildly bitter finish.
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden por with a nice white head. Citrus hops and mild malt aroma. Big citrus and good bitterness with a nice malty finish. Great beer
John25 (696) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange, fluffy white head. Sweet citrus aroma, orange and peach. Taste follows with candied fruit and light malts. Mouthfeel starts out with big bitterness but, finishes extremely clean and dry. Overall, very very good.
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Tobyrando (5) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Surprisingly light in color, pours beautifully. Superb balance, with the acohol almost completely hidden. This has become my go to double IPA.
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma of citrus and hops, almost west coast IPA like to me. Has almost no head to it. Very smooth and easy to drink, I liked that it isn't an imperial but still greatly hoppy. A solid brew for sure.
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Golden orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, light pine, and tangerine. Taste features bitter wet grass and pine needles upfront with enough citrus and sweet malt to keep this from being too overwhelming. Finish is clean and mildly bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. A nicely done DIPA.
soyorganic (292) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer: nice strong citrus hop taste with a nice balance. I will remember this.
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tekstr1der (23) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Underwhelming in appearance, though nicely laced the glass. This is strong, a little malty, and just not to my tastes for hops
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes a mostly clear gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is citrus, pine, tropical, and malt. Very nice.
wollipam (18) - - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Bottle. Fruity and pine aroma. Very smooth with a hoppy and citrus taste. Just a tad of bitterness with a mild after taste. All In all one of the better bottled IPA’s I have had.