UXO (814) - CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent retention and heavy chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: pine resin, pithy grapefruit, caramel malt, dank. (8/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, intense bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lingering warming finish. (4/5)
Big, bombastic, and verging on brutal. Personally, though, I think there’s a slight tendency towards too much malt in support of the huge bitterness - if you ask me, the “substantial malt backbone” is a little too much so. But even so, this is one smooth (yet skanky) beast. I bought two, thinking I might try aging one, but after experiencing the malt presence that’s already there? Naw. Gonna drink the other one soon, when I feel like getting my booze on. (No, not breakfast tomorrow... probably.) (17/20)
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had alot of hype, but i don’t think it quite lives up to it. maltier ipa than i’m used to. orange hops and lemon. Solid brew but i don’t think it stands up to the finer west coast ipas
njager246 (585) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citrus hops, malts, and some resin, taste is very smooth citrus hops, caramel, a touch dank, really good, doesn?t get much better
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a filtered, orange-golden color, with a small froth head, leaving back thick sheets of lacing.
Smells of skunky peaches, luscious papaya and herb topped lemon peel. Provides cakey malts, which add a ripe note to the fruits, enhancing the diverse hop profile on the nose, without becoming too present on their own.
Packs a lower carbonation, making the beer not overly refreshing, which is also due to a sweet malt presence, lending a sticky quality to the taste. It drinks very soft though, with hops rolling over the palate from the beginning till the finish.
Tastes of sweeter malts, which turn even sweeter as the flavors evolve on the palate. Those malts blend well into the equally well developed hops, exhibiting water melon bubble gum, papaya and ripe blood orange. The malts got a honey glazed quality to them, balancing the hop onslaught pretty well. Finishes with loads of honeyed malts and dried oranges, providing a well pronounced, hop supported full mouthfeel, with a decent grassiness being integrated.
Hops and malts blend outstandingly well together, resulting in a honey dripping, well balanced iiipa, with enough fruity hop punch to push through
monkeychugg55 (958) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant clear copper with a small head. The aroma is resinous grapefruit and pine with thick caramel and a touch of alcohol. Strong resinous flavor with citrus and caramel. Finishes bitter and with some alcohol warming. Pretty good.
GlennHendry (121) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful bronze pour. All grapefruit and pine on the nose. Pine, grapefruit and caramel malts on the tongue, with some tropical fruit flavours. Resiny and bitter, this is a hop monster worthy of the Triple IPA title.
TheCaptMatey (184) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a slightly hazy amber to pale copper colour with a 1 inch white head. Aroma is hop forward with notes of caramel, floral grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Flavor is sweet bready notes with a tropical and pine bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bitterness is not overpowering and rather inviting with lingering flavors of herbs and pine on the tongue. Solid IPA. 2015 edition.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange red with a thick white head. Aroma of glorious sweaty hops, hop oils, pine, citrus, and caramel malts. Very rich aroma. Flavor of rich malts with a bitter hoppy bite, pine, sweaty and oily hops. Quite bitter and aggressively hopped. A true triple IPA, very decadent and heavy.
thedm (5139) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent and an excellent lacing. The deep aroma was hoppy. The sharp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter semi-sweet vinous citrus caramel and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
hfmejias (1031) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured clear, orange, nice and big foamy off white head with good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma is super hoppy, lots of pine and citrus notes, some caramel and some biscuit. Taste is malty and sweet in the beginning but turns piney and resinous; hoppy and bitter, dry but oily finish. Very enjoyable, strong but quite drinkable.