Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ballsy play by stone. Great painted bomber. Clear, light orange beer, big fluffy head. Assertively hoppy aroma, on the edge of being chemical. Not my style, but technically very good. Edgy, fruity (kumquat, grapefruit, pineapple), a little soapy perhaps, mineral. Silky mouthfeel, citrus pith bitterness in the finish. Piney burping afterwards. Big beer, 10.25.13 batch on 10.4.13. New Leaf Market.
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden amber color. Aroma is of pine, mixed with clean citrus and hops. Taste is crisp, fresh, and easy going. The only thing typical about this beer is the IPA aftertaste that quickly dissipates after the swallow. A very tasty IPA that is truly fresh, with huge floral and citrus notes.
Lupulucid (189) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Enjoy by 10-25-13: This is not a delicate, refined or particularly academic DIPA. It is a raucous romp into hop domination. There is a nice base of malt but the hops are not restrained or balanced by this aspect. The hops are complex but the most interesting component is the dank of muscadine. In wine this flavor is called foxy and is not so highly esteemed. It is more appealing in beer, almost as much as in muscadine jelly. I’ve had previous batches of this series, but this is the best yet.
Enjoy By 12-13-13 This just keeps getting better. Malt is still very strong but hops get the edge. The balance between hop flavors and malt sweetness is deeper and more complex as hops seem a touch more expressive in this iteration. I have been interested, now I’m hooked.
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
10-25-13-Dank, citrus, floral, resin aromas. Pours a brilliantly clear golden color with a nice white head. Tropical, citrus, dank, resin, floral, bitter fruit, bitter wow this is awesome and present, but well hidden @9.5
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice golden color with a medium head that leaves a little lacing. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and the bitterness of the hops. Strong hoppy notes at the beginning, middle and end, with a touch of citrus, and a little malt to balance the immense hoppiness.worth seeking out.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 22 oz - 9/13/13) Clear amber pour with a thick white head. Big aroma and pine resin nose overtop my favorite citrus hints for a DIPA. You know there’s a lot of hops coming your way. Peppery hops and big citrus at the front of the aroma with a big pine middle and a heavy hop and floral finish. Sweet and bitter finish. Really nicely put together.
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great concept for a double IPA. Clear amber color, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is strong resin with notes of grapefruit, pine, citrus, caramel. Pretty straightforward, don’t expect anything new here. Regardless, what’s here is good. Medium to full body, high bitterness, quite drinkable, strong resin flavor dominates.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle of Enjoy By 9/13/13 shared on 9/7/13 during the Foothills BA Sexual Chocolate release. Big citrus taste with a styrofoam and pine finish. Fairly good but not particularly memorable.
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden colored pour. Small white head that quickly disappears. Little bit of splotchy lacing. Huge hop aroma. Little pine, and a lot of citrus. Very hoppy up front. Some malt follows and a bit of a peppery spicy note. Pretty dang good. I will enjoy this.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clean and sharp golden yellow with one finger of white head. Very fresh pour, as expected. Lots of fresh fruit and resin with citrus rind and oily hop notes. Very leafy and nuanced aroma. Very resinous and oily hop notes in the flavor, green and citrusy. Medium full body.