timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trade with Atom as an extra. Aroma was the best part of this beer with nice tropical notes and some citrus. Flavor starts with these, but they die off and bitter rather quickly. Nice bit of carbonation, but the palate ends up being mild bitterness on the tongue. Pretty good drinking DIPA. Nice beer.
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alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking beer. A little darker reddish color that I wasnít expecting. Alcohol sticks to the glass. Taste is really hop heavy and I can detect that melon flavor others have talked about. I can also taste the alcohol. Nice beer, good aroma, a little floral and sticky.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to dougofthefuture for sending a bottle of this out my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a moderate orange-caramel color with a good white head and some ringy lacing on the way down. The nose carries plenty of tropical-fruit notes on top of some semi-sweet malt. The flavor has those same tropical notes, but the malt sweetness comes through a bit more and overwhelms some of the hop notes. In a beer this big I donít mind some malt, but there was a bit too much, and the sweetness to bitterness ratio was a bit too much in favor of the former.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber with a tin white head. Aroma is orange zest, citrus hops, pine. Flavor is piney hops, lots of orange peel and grapefruit. Light bodied and medium carbonation.
weagle65 (2) - - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hops intensity is not what expected for a double ipa. Tastes creamy. The stron hop smell is misleading with the taste. Appearance is good
thome50 (1160) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mattyb83, mtjoseph and atom. Pours a deep amber with very little head. The aroma is malty with some tropical fruit notes. Taste has some tropical fruit, not mango, and a fair amount of malt. Warming up to room temp it actually got really good. The sweetness is a little much and the booze comes through but a nice offering. Overall, I donít know that I would go out of my way for this but it was nice though I wish the ABV was toned down a bit.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Atom via free beer week as well as mtjoseph via mattyb83 in a trade, thanks Adam, Mark, and Matt! Pours a clear, deep, bright and rich, ruby-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense, creamy and frothy, beige-tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of lacing throughout. Gorgeous looking beer. Aroma is a bit sweet from a bigger caramel backing, but has a nice, fruity hop mixture. Piney grapefruits and citruses, sweet and sticky oranges, resins, earthy spice, florals, tropical fruits and mangos. Aside from the bigger caramel, there is some toffee-bread and a light crystal sweetness. Flavor is big, sweet candied oranges up front with lots of caramel. Pine resins, grapefruits, tropical fruits, and florals come in again making up a nice fruity hop mixture as well as some slightly bready toffees and crystal malts. Melon-fruits coming out towards the end as well as plenty of candied oranges and caramel as this finishes dry and moderately bitter with more of a lightly spiced, resiny, earthy and piney hopping. Lengthy aftertaste with a light alcohol warmth following a medium-full body and a soft, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a tad sweet with tons of candied oranges and caramel, but Iím really digging it. The hop mixture is sweet as well, but has a firm enough bitterness and solid fruit complexity that keeps this from being overly sweet. Malts are big and sweet as well, but the balance is solid and this is never cloying. It finishes well and the body is soft and easy drinking. I liked this one and look forward to trying their other stuff.
burg326 (4240) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle that poured a dark orange color. Aromas of pine, sap, caramel, grapefruit, lemon and a touch of biscuits. Flavor is all bitter grapefruit, grapefruit peel, lemon and a floral hops. This was a big and bold double IPA.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Dark caramel notes. Also has plenty of pine and citrus. Also has some resiny notes to it. Notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. Dark red color with large white head. Very bitter long finish. Pretty boozy, but manageable. It was pretty good, but I would like a little bit less booziness.
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting reddish color for an IPA, it was a little too hoppy for my tastes and the finish was slightly off putting.
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