freedivesurfer (13) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
04.01.13 release. On tap at Mellow Mushroom Wrightsville Beach. Pours a golden color with minimal head. Nose is tropical fruits, floral, maybe mango. Taste is incredibly balanced for a 9% IPA. The freshness is evident. Nice hop characteristic. Piney notes. Very smooth drinking. Hop flavor sticks around for awhile, which I like. I have had 1 out of a bottle and 2 on tap. I have enjoyed the ones on draft much more than in the bottle. Excellent beer! Drink this while its around!!!!!
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Bengalsfanaz (1) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Consistently one of the best beers I have ever had. If you love a strong hops flavor in an IPA, this is the gold standard. Each batch seems to taste a little different, which makes each one fun to try. Overall, the taste is amazing.
Mears (22) - - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannot believe it is 9.5% so smooth..............................
......yum yum yum
Nik925 (764) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sticky palate wrecking goodness. Citrus, pine, and everything else that comes out when way too many hops are added. The hops even stick to your mouth and throat in a hoppy way, similar to the burn of booze. Maybe the malt could be a bit cleaner and the beer a bit further fermented (the sugar is still there fighting to be tasted under the hops). Well into unmeasured IBU land, SoCal still knows how to deliver a class A hopbomb.
slimspady (201) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.26.14. Tons of pine hops. A great balance with the malts. Not as hoppy as you would expect. Awesome.
lawman834 (231) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.26.14 Batch - Heavy on the pine. Floral. Citrus peel. Particularly dry for the style but also not of the charts with IBU. Fairly balanced.
darb85 (92) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good. Mild Hoppy nose. Smooth with an ever so slight malt bitter finish. Big fan
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(enjoy by 12.26.2014) pours hazy very light golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. loads of melons, litchee, passionfruit, pumpkin meat, candied grapefruit peel and skin, pale doughy maltiness - honeyed and never sweet, peppery and never perfumey booze, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily, balanced spicy-tropical-citrusy finish. great modern ipa from hop pioneers. much enjoyed!
gramity (1462) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into a pint glass, I really like this fresh hop stuff. Smells incredible and tastes so much better than most bottled IPA. Not to mention 9.4% which is also impressive.
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manuelMTL (164) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin but persisting head. The nose is sweet with mango and papaya aromas. The taste is smooth with lots of malt sweetness. The hoppy bitterness and high ABV builds up in the finish. Great DIPA with a fairly high ABV level!
jake65 (2730) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 12.26.14 batch. One of my most anticipated beers of 2014. Absolutely gorgeous pour; bright golden orange with a finger of creamy beige head. Tons of sticky lacing. Fresh and fruity scent; citrus, grapefruit, and tropical. Pungent. The taste is very much like the aroma, but with the addition of melon. Just a whisper of the abv. I had high hopes for this and it hits every mark... it’s huge and very very drinkable. Really damn good.