kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Whole foods Tyson, Dull slightly cloudy golden color, , with small head, well balanced with a big mouth feel.
miyauchi38 (151) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2657) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (7-4-14 batch) Pours clear light amber with a ring of white head. Nose is dank hops, dry malt, tropical fruit, garlic--real clean. Taste is the same--real dry, with garlic and citrus. Medium-thin body with soft carbonation. Great stuff.
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, bitter aroma with grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and caramel. Flavor is bitter but smooth, with lots of tropical fruit. Bittersweet, spicy finish. Great double IPA.
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. Plenty of floral and citrus notes. Very fresh!
beersighted (86) - - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney, crisp, bitter goodness. Not as dank as past offerings, but one of my fave beer series.
mrhopsbeertalk (97) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve tried several batches of this beer including 2/15/13 4/01/13 9/13/13 and 11/12/13. I’ve really liked them all, but find each distinct and unique in flavor and aroma. They say you never forget your first time... 2/15/13 happened waiting for a train in Philly. I remember thinking it was the best, or maybe second best beer I had ever tasted. The April batch was equally impressive. The last two seemed to show a departure from the previous broad hop flavor character. Of those batches I was not such an all out fan. I found the earlier batches to taste significantly bigger and better.
*** 4/20/14*** - this batch is underhopped in both aroma and flavor. additionally, they seem to have used falconer’s flight or sorachi ace in this batch creating a harsh lemon pith flavor. disappointing considering this WAS a perfect 10
***07-04-14*** - the disappointment continues. a solid and enjoyable earthy herbal aroma leads into another turn of harsh lemony hop flavor. what the hell happened to this beer???????????????????
Criz (66) - - JUN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into snifter out of bomber. 7-4-14 edition, golden in color with thin laying white head. This beer could be trouble, because it is insanely drinkable at 9.4%. Notes of fresh cut grass and grapefruit. Flavors of fresh hops, caramel, citrus, finished by a resinous note. Thin on the palate for a DIPA and doesn’t have the typical sweet finish. Awesome bitter hop profile. Session at your own risk.
Shinskyweiser (27) - - JUN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange. Think white foam that lingers. Sweet orange, clementine, resinous candy hop aroma. Very fresh! Bitter, resinous grapefruit slams the palate and lingers. One of the best/extreme IPAs out there!
ARH (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber, poured into a Stone IPA stemmed glass. The aroma is initially a light citrus zest with a strong pine note and some bread touches. As it mellows out, a strong herbal marijuana note comes through with distinct tangerine and grapefruit citrus and some warm caramel notes. It pours a clear yellow - copper color with a frothy and rocky white head. A thick, fluffy ring is retained along with a near solid surface coverage. It leaves and above average amount of puffy, messy lace. The taste strikes an excellent balance between medium high bitter and sweet. The oily slick texture is accompanied by a soft, but lightly prickly, carbonation. The medium full body finishes with a juicy citrus a pine. Near the end of the bottle, the finish becomes more caramel in nature. It’s crisp and mostly clean. A dry pine and resin aftertaste stick around for a while with hints of bitter and sour citrus and some caramel.