conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer in Naperville. Found this to be a typical stone ipa. Stone beers have a distinct bitter backbone which causes their beers to taste very similar in my opinion. The bittering hops overwhelm the palate and the brew. A nice beer for a hop head like me. Just lavks a little balance.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 11/12/13: Clear golden with rimming white head; aroma is of crude oil and notes of wood; flava is rich with bitter and woody hops; feels medium to thick and silky smooth with some fizzy bite; finishes dry bitter hoppy.
5/17/13: hazy gold lasting white; aroma of crude oil hops; Flava is the same; feels silky and crisp; finishes bitter
TheMaha (54) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bomber into a tulip. There is a burst of hop aromas from the moment the bottle is opened. In the glass the aromas really shine with super fresh earthy dank hops. More and more pine and citrus and really delightful herbal aromas present themselves as the beer warms. The appearance is a lovely light orange/gold and pours with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. This hop bomb is delicious. great bitterness in the mid-palate and a long lasting finish. I definitely wouldn’t call this balanced..but there is a nice biscuit/ cracker like malt presence that plays nice with the hops. Nicely resinous and oily on the roof of the mouth. This will wreck your palate by the end of the bomber. I would recommend all DIPA lovers give this a go but at this price point it’s also more gimmick than value..I bought this the same day as I purchased some Hoptimum and Double Trouble by Founders and trust me they were every bit as fresh. and a much better value.
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark orange with a thick fluffy white head, and a huge hop aroma. An amazing flavor with notes of citrus, grapefruit and black pepper. Finishes smooth with a taste of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zickbeer_ye (207) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh sour citrus and hop smell that blends into a beautiful tropical aroma. Clean orang yellow body with light foamy head. Earthy dry hop taste with notes grapefruit, tangerine and slight lemon. Carbonated, dry, and crisp on the palate. Its nice.
Emeister84 (669) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 5/17/13. Aromas of mango, kiwi, passion fruit, papaya, pine, wild flowers, slight dust, and slight caramel. Clear orange-gold with a fading, white head. Dry, earthy, floral, clay-like, and biscuity. Light-medium body, good carbonation, smooth and very drinkable, finishing with lingering tropical fruit flavors. 9/13/13. Floral fragrance, piney, and sharp citrusy aromas. Slightly hazy orange with a mostly diminishing, bubbly white head. Dry, a little fruity, and quite bitter. Light-medium bodied with refreshing carbonation, a little yeasty in the finish.
BMMillsy (1098) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 A 5.17.13 edition thoroughly enjoyed on 5/3/13. Pours golden with a fluffy one finger head and perfect clarity. Beautiful aroma of floral grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, grass, wow. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is grassy pine and sweet citurs. Lighter flavor and mouthfeel than I expect from a top double but incredibly easy drinking. Nice beer for sure, and so fresh!
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear golden good white head plenty of lace. lots of citrusy hop aroma. citrus hop taste, good bitterness, dry finish
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma was citrus, appearance was very nice with good head, taste was pretty balanced with a little extra hop. overall very good beer
joshmcg000 (293) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5-17-13 Edition. I had one previously but did not rate.
Pours hold with lots of carbonation a pillowy white head and great floral citrus hoppy aroma. So much hops. Its like eating a pineapple. Tons of big citrus and floral flavors. Fresh as it can possibly be. Medium bodied caramel malt backbone, but you will barely be able to tell with all the hoppy madness. Brilliantly hides the high ABV, cannot tell its that strong at all. This is one of the best IPA’s I’ve had hands down. Right up there is Three Floyd’s dreadnaught.