backdaft (283) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Southern Tier Super Pack. Pour is a murky copper color. Not much of a head again, and what there is disappears instantly. Aroma and Taste are earthy, resinous hops and caramel sweet malt. The hops do manage to balance out this monster (a bit). Thicker bodied with minimal carbonation. A bit boozy and slightly syrupy on warming. Decent
BeerInHeaven (313) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a semi murky copper amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is floral, herbs. Taste is hoppy bitter. Not really citrus, but non-distinct fruit. Pleasant lingering aftertaste, mildly bitter. The alcohol is well disguised for the ABV. Good beer!
burg326 (5082) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber light copper color with aromas of citrus and light pine with some decent makt. Flavors are earthy hops and light pine a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy citrus and pine hop aroma. Not much flora hops. Excellent mild malts that really did a fantastic job at adding a dimension most IPAs do not have. Everything great but overall impression in the end was excellent.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Double IPA that hits hard and comes out with a bang. Very hoppy and has a real great taste,
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper-orange with an average size off-white head. Aroma of resin and citrus hops with some malt. Big hoppy flavour, very well balanced-- delicious. Medium to full bodied.
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 13, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well balanced. Nice hoppiness. Not too bitter. Malt notes balance the hops well. Notes of honey in the finish really stick to the palate.
chucklemation (1035) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle’s DOB is 4/2/2013. Pours a copper color with a white foam head. Aroma is booze, caramel, and some pine hops. Flavor is lots of caramel and resin, with earthy hops and some bitterness. The aging seems to make this more of a barley wine than an ipa.
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deftly balanced between its layers of citrusy grapefruit, light caramel malt over a creamy body. Finishes with crisp, grassy hops and a touch of heat, but this is highly drinkable and refreshing for the abv.
eduardovl (1188) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660ml served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy orange color forming a medium soapy and molasses off white head with good retention and tons of lingering molasses lacings left in the glass. Looking closer, you can see tons of very thin particles suspended in the liquid.
S: Wonderful nose. Caramel, sweet malts and piny hops. Biscuity and fruity. Strong notes of grapefruit and orange zest. A bit boozy in the very end but definitely well hidden 9.5% ABV.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Very piny hops profile. Great and very persistent hops bitterness. Again, great fruity notes: Grapefruit, orange and zest.
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Grapefruit, caramel and pine in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece IIPA.