Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Westover Beer Garden in Arlington, VA. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Fruity aroma. Orange peel notes in the flavor. Quite a lovely beer.
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a small glass. Pours amber with a lacy head. Aroma of citrusy hops and some caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent double IPA.
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, slight dissipating head..not much going on with the nose..quite a bit notice of sweet malt..mouthfeel and palate are noticeably thin..Really find this hard to believe this is 8.5...
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange-copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is balanced between sweet and floral. Flavor is a bit more bitter than sweet. Decently balanced, but not a ton of good floral flavor. Malt and hops in large amount though. Not bad.
drfabulous (4188) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to beerandfishin. Amber like beer. Some tropical fruit. Malty with some pineapple. Not getting a huge Double IPA experience like some have claimed. Maybe older bottle?
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is murky gold with a sticky mostly white head.
Pineapple and citrus hop aroma.
The flavor is moderately bitter all the way to the finish.
Needs a little malt to balance and to get this away from the hop juice category.
DrSilverworm (6957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 8/09/12. Thin khaki head, leaves some lace. Reddish amber mostly clear color. Crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Resiny piney hop flavor. Little bite. Big bitterness. Something lacking to this, though. An imbalance, but not bad at all, satisfying enough after my 9 hour drive
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an impressive IPA considering I had heard nothing about it. Refreshing, balanced, yum!
Ratman197 (10204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit,mustiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light bodied and risp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a very cloudy amber-orange color with some slight sediment and a good-sized foamy white head with solid retention, great cling, and good lacing. Its aroma featured some spice, citrus, pine, and floral hops, and touches of barley malt beneath. The taste was grainy and bitter with some lighter citrus, and a modest sour grain effect too. It was a lively, fizzy beer with good carbonation, and was very dry, but with a thick, filling mouthfeel.