kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow orange body with a nice cream head. Citrus hop aroma with a mild earth smell. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste bitter citrus with a slight sweet aftertaste. This is pretty good. Better than expected.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12oz Bottle. The bear pours to a dark golden / light amber color to it with a medium white head. The aroma has a strong alcohol smell with a resin hop smell. The flavor has a medium alcohol taste with a strong hop flavor. Overall a good imperial IPA.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew poured up a dark orange colored body with a hefty, frothy off-white head with generous retention and amazing lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit (a hint of lemon perhaps?), floral hops, and spices. Flavors of the same. Medium-bodied and whoa buddy, hoppy! For me this was a mouth-puckering experience but a delicious one all the same. For hop-heads you will definitely enjoying this fine brew! Nice dry finish with no harsh aftertastes.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber orange color with a good two finger off white head. The nose is of citrus peel and pine. The taste starts with big citrus up front follow by toasty malts. The finish was boozy, wet and dry. The mouth is medium with moderate carbonation. This is a big beer. full of chewy hops it is a little on the boozy side. Dropping down the abv by 1% would help it out a lot for sure.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm...twist-off. Into Guinness glass. Head decent, with a triangle of big bubbles forming in the center of a shaving-cream-like foam. A bit of citrus-grapefruit in the nose; bordering on inflatable rubber though. Really interesting from when it first hits your tongue: the bounce of a Belgian abbey beer, with a bit of that dry funk, all brought together by the heavy alcohol and malt body. Mouth-coating, sticky finish betrays the hop content, but other than that, you might not know it was a double IPA. Definitely for sipping. This is pretty interesting.
Pershing (487) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a nice beige head with some lacing. aroma of hops and grapefruit with a medium amount of bitterness from the hops. The alcohol is hardly noticable which is a good thing. Moderate mouthfell with a slightly sticky finish. This brew would probably rate better in the fall or winter.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours transparent amber with a very light-tan, lasting head. Strong pine and citrus aroma, but not overwhelming. Flavor has solid pine hop component, less pronounced but still pleasant citrus, and a lightly sweet malt foundation, but a bit of boozy heat. Semi-dry finish. Enjoyable! I feel like a dick complaining about a beer this decent, but given the abundance of high quality beer offerings these days, a more memorable flavor from this DIPA would be a big plus.
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma is dank hops. Appearance a golden bronze. Taste is hoppy, but with a bright off hop taste. Palate is bitter hops. Overall, a decent ipa. That's about it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dlihcsnatas (458) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
How things change so fast. Got this today in the CAN! since it has been some time seeing these on the shelf and did not have one of these tan drab cans in my collection. I had tried this once before and knew that I liked it from the colorfully labled bottle back in September 2011. Checked my notes on my personal database and yes I did give this brew good marks back then and have that bottle sitting high up on my display of beers. Sadly the CANS did not live up to the high alpha acids of a double IPA and yes there was the metalic taste and aroma. Still good brew with the nice pine, citrus, hop flavor, but nowhere as good as back in 2011 from the six pack of 12 ounce bottles. From previous info would have givin this high marks but yet another case of loss due to getting it in the CAN!
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a goldenrod color with a medium foamy head. Hop and pine aromas, very mild grapefruit notes. Palate is pleasant and full. Tastes are in the mild bitter with solid after taste. overall a sold performing UPS.