changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in Secret Santa. This pours a amber-gold color with a good thick frothy head. A notch of lace clings to the glass after each sip. The aroma is a fairly basic scent of pine, resin, and caramel. Going down this is silky smooth with a hefty sweet caramel backbone supporting a sharp resinous hop profile. The flavor has hints of citrus with a touch of grass. The finish is bitter and dry. Solid stuff.
lweiberg (117) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty good but not one of the top DIPA’s Ive had. STill its not too bad and would be willing to drink it again.
ajnepple (2552) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 12 oz can from Aspen Park Wine & Spirits. Hazy burnt orange appearance with a beige head and sticky lacing. Aroma of pine, resinous hops, light alcohol, citrus fruits and light floral notes. Similar flavor, medium raw hop bitterness balanced by mild fruity, malty sweetness. Medium plus body. Pretty solid DIPA
RickReallyBrew (32) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a nice subtle Double IPA. The hop character is nicely matched to wonderful maltiness. I taste a hint of caramel or butterscotch in the malt. Neither are overdone. This is a bier one could drink all night and not grow tired of. Very nice.
stevoj (2336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a little understated, was expecting a much bigger kick from both the hops and the ABV. That said, this is part of this beer’s charm, very smooth and drinkable for a DIPA. Lots of hop resin, almost sticky, clingy head with lots of lacing, more hop resin on the finish.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Can. Pours reddish amber and frothy. Aroma is full citrus flavors: Orange, Grapefruit and a hint of wood. Taste is refreshing and lively bitter tones, alcohol content is hidden in the flavor. Great beer.
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ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a golden color with a medium head. The aroma is heavy with pine and citrus like pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is more citrus with lemon and grapefruit and there is some malts on the backend. Pretty thick body.
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head and quite a lot of lacing. Aroma isn’t super potent and punchy, but what’s here is good, with scents of canned pineapple, light pine, grapefruit, and orange. Maybe a glimmer of mango or papaya, but it only emerges when swirling. The booze is a bit high here and mucks around with the scents quite a bit, but when it’s not interrupting my nostrils the scent is quite good. Flavor holds candied orange, grapefruit, and lingering pine on the finish. Not much complexity here in the flavor, but it’s not bad. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. Booze is prominent in the finish. I have to bump this a bit overall as I feel the price of this beer (bought it for $9.49 a sixer) is a pretty solid value, and when matched with the overall quality of the product, this will prompt me to purchase this repeatedly.
ZacM612 (214) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color with white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is piney with a touch of citrus. Citrus hits the tongue. Bitterness of the finish is not as smooth as most IIPAs.
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Squatters in SLC. Amber gold. Nose of piney and vegetal hops. Fairly malty and full bodied, but dry, slightly dank finish. Solid and better than I expected.
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep clear deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Hot resin and pineapple front to back and into the slightly stale finish.