salvaticas (360) - - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pretty crazy. Insanely fruity aroma, strong, but surprisingly mellow palate. Really interesting
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jmikolich (1404) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, Enjoy by 4-1-13 consumed 3-6-2013. This is some serious stuff, good nose, just want to inhale as much as I can.. really good flavor profile hits all the right notes, little light looking but by no means a flaw.. appropriately carbonated for IIPA, just fantastic brew.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed on: 3-6-13
Appearance: Large, foamy white head. Totally transparent medium gold. Lots of visible carbonation.
Aroma: Tons of grapefruit augmented by melon, tangerine smells. Juicy hop presence. This is probably the single best smelling beer I’ve ever encountered.
Taste: Piney, resiny hops up front that mellows to those juicy citrus hop notes (grapefruit, tangerine, some apricot) in the finish. Not much in the name of malt presence to balance those hops out; this is definitely a hops only beer on my palate.
Mouthfeel: Slight alcohol presence, very smooth feel in the mouth similar to a lower alcohol IPA (like a DFH 60 minute); this is a beer that could get me in trouble, for sure. Gets a little bit sticky as it warms up.
Overall: This is a very tasty IPA, but I can’t agree with the 100/A+ rating that I’ve seen it getting online. I’d love to do a side-by-side comparison with regular Stone IPA or Ruination to see how it stands up. My score is definitely influenced by the hype factor (negatively). It’s a great IPA, but it doesn’t warrant the absolute fervor that surrounds it.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy By 04.01.13 batch, bottled February 22nd. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours clear amber with a two finger white head that leaves some spotty lacing and settles to a small cap.
Aroma is hoppy with a little bit of everything, pineapple, lemon citrus, pine, dank, onion, apricot, alcohol, some bready and caramel malt. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is at first a big blast of oniony hops and lemon, then some pineapple, citrus rind, resinous hops, pine, decent caramel malt backbone, minimal sweetness, great bitterness and a fairly aggressive solvent alcohol punch at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, with sharp carbonation.
Pretty good Double IPA. Pretty dank. Very hoppy, although a fair bit of malt and booze as well. A nice treat to try, glad it finally made its way into the Georgia market.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the Porter. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity, peachy and grape fruity. Wineous and grapefruity, crisp hoppy amd lingering fruity finish.
drsordr (898) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Bottle pour of 4/1/13. Big aroma of dank hop, pine, pice, and faint cat pee (not a bad thing). Grapefruit bitterness with nice complex flavors and finish of some sweet maltiness. Love the fresh big IPAs
Re rate since I love this beer. Have had each release sent to Ohio and the lastest 11/12/13 just continues to exemplify the awesomness of fresh aromatic double IPA.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours a nice golden with a hint of orange. Head sat down with nice lacing. Aroma was all citrus wet hops. Like a fresh squeezed grapefruit. Taste was balanced with malt and mellow but crisp bitter bite. Well done.
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/01/13..pour is.golden with a. Soft white head..Nose is tropical fruit,sweet fresh sticky hops,citrus..an odd sulfer smell and taste is throwing me off..Taste is hops,fruit,pineapple,super fresh tropical fruits..sulfer amd lambic aroma and taste keep throwing me off..Have to drop the score fro
tgncc (2668) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy by 04/01/2013. The aroma is very hoppy, wet hops, spicy, earthy, floral. The appearance is deep amber, clear, white head. The flavor is wet hops, spicy, floral. Medium on body. The finish is wet hops, perfume, flowers, citrus. Very nice, but stil a Heady Topper wannabe.
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not sure what I change. This comes as close to perfect as I’ve tasted. Top to bottom great.