phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I could swear the alcohol is back to 9. something but I could be wrong. Being from NY this is an imperial if any I can get from some convenient stores and usually offered in the supermarkets with bombers. It has a nice aroma and hop flavors of pine and citrus well balanced but the malt is a little thin.
tschof (61) - - OCT 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent double. 22 oz bomber...very relaxing after dinner brew. Sweet but nicely balanced with swirly flavor A nice treat.
slowrunner77 (6910) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber color, with a surprisingly good head (but one that doesn’t last). somehow, 22 ounces of beer weighs 18 pounds...i thought it would eat through the drinkware. heavy and viscous. tons of malt atop a complex hop aroma. the flavor was also sweeter and heavier than i’d preferred (or expected) but it was still quite good. somewhere closer to a barleywine than a IIPA, but thicker than either. Unearthly indeed."
Ctplt777 (308) - - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
HUGE mango right after opening the top, like filled the air all around me. Poured it and just even more fresh mango juice. Really awesome smelling beer. Taste is super fresh. More fruit juice and a very dry bitterness. This one is insanely good and does everything right. I’ve only had one other beer from southern tier so this just made me realize I need to try more of theirs. Excellent! Cheers
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Orange pour with nice white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Taste is sweet caramelized orange. Not usually a fan of ipas this sweet, but this was dam good. Use this as an intermediate beer for the new comers.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Bottle: Murky amber-copper, nearly opaque with an off-white, semi-chunky, two-finger layer of foam. Decent lacing. Spicy hop aroma... Certainly earthy. Moderate resins & pine with a largely sweet, caramely malt backbone full of toasted, slightly under-attenuated maltiness. Big, heavy, sticky, thick mouth feel, almost too "robust" for a DIPA. Hops give off flavors of spicy white pepper, coriander, grapefruit rind, alpha oil, resin, lemon & orange zest, almost with a PineSol vibe. Liberal malt; heavy caramel, toffee, even a touch of honey or molasses injecting a big sweetness. Sticky brew with a slight metallic & stale off-tone in the aftertaste. I’ve had this one a few times now, & while I don’t think it’s "bad" per se, I never understand the high(ish) ratings it gets. Too sweet for me.
doctahdj (10) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced. Nice hoppiness. Not too bitter. Malt notes balance the hops well. Notes of honey in the finish really stick to the palate.
rajendra82 (976) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a shade darker than the typical DIPA amber with a smallish head of fine foam. The smell of the beer was earthy, a little citric, and milder than I was hoping. The taste was more hop-centric than the smell, as the citric flavors seemed to kick into overdrive at the start of the sip. The beer stayed citric mid palette, and allowed a touch of watermelon to slip in towards the end of the sip. The finish was surprisingly a little sweet, and the aftertaste was herbal. This was quite complex for the style. The body was medium dense and the feel sticky. A balanced DIPA.
mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The malt is a bit overpowering. Some honey and sweetness aroma notes. Too much malt and not enough hop bitterness for my preference.
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-18-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a orange/amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet and citrus hop aroma. The citrus is mainly grapefruit in nature with the sweet being of a caramel aroma. Mixed with these are other hop aromas of a earthy and piney nature.
Taste – The taste begins with some caramel sweetness and a good dose of bread and a citrus hop flavor. As the taste moves on the bready flavor grows stronger and is joined by more hops of a earthy and pine nature. Toward the end the earthy flavors overwhelm the citrus. With this larger earthy taste comes a nice oaky flavor which in the end creates a woody taste that is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is slightly higher than average in thickness with a carbonation level that is rather moderate. It is rather fitting for the brew’s oaky and hoppy flavors; allowing all the tastes to sit on the tongue and be experienced, but yet giving just enough carbonation to give an invigorating mouthfeel.
Overall – A tasty more earthy and woody flavored IPA. A nice one to try.