dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
hops rock especially in this monster 22oz bomber. The aroma is bread like and very floral perhaps a hint of citrus appearance is normal nothing more or less outstanding. can hint of the very high alcohol content which makes it loose a couple of points with me heavy bitter taste which naturally one would expect full on the palette with an abrupt bitter finish. Well made beer but would only do one of these at a sitting for sure.
Friflo (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First, let me say that I love IPA’s. But this one has it all. Seriously bold hops that hits you in your nose when you take your first deep sniff. The aroma alone tells you that this beer is something special. Incredibly we’ll balanced abundance of hops that stays strong and won’t fade while you’re drinking it. Amazingly, each pull on this beer is as good as the one before and after the second or third one you realize you’re experiencing something very special. Simply, I have never had a better IPA experience. It is a must try.
vandc01 (74) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a duvel glass from a bomber bottled on 6/9/14. This is my 2nd bottle, I had the first one a lot earlier but didn’t review it.
Aroma - you can smell the hops after you open the bottle cap - simply amazing.
Appearance - Clear golden color with a nice set of bubbles coming up. Simply inviting.
Taste - Wow...simply amazing. Hits you in the front, middle, and the back of the mouth. Huge tropical - pineapple, peach, apricot...
Palate - The taste lingers perfectly....
Overall - This is a top 3 - 5 beer for me. Just about everything I look for in a DIPA. Fantastic.
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear orange golden color, decent sized white head. Aroma is malts, loads of hops, quite piney, lightly tropical fruits. Taste malts, loads of hops, lightly alcohol, resin, pine, pineapple, pretty bitter. Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation. Very nice indeed!
ChrisFields (71) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp grapefruit nose pours a nice amber color with decent head. Tastes very good, a little bit heavy but overall I like it
miyauchi38 (233) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably one of my highest rated beers ever. So close to the perfect IPA. Just a hint too much of that sweet crystal(Vienna?) Malt that stone likes so much. Luckily the hops blow out 99% of that flavor.
Akfan (4) - USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great, pour. Gold in color, mild aroma with hints of grapefruit. The alcohol is a bit much but none the less doesn't take away from the flavor of the beer! Enjoy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jrwhitney6 (308) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear amber color with a thin head. Strong nose of citrus and pine. Taste of grapefruit then followed by bitter hops - but not overpowering. Good beer, maybe a drop syrupy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bitter grapefruit nose blended with soft malt in the nose. The heavy, dank bitterness builds over the first 4 seconds of the taste. A bready, slightly caramel malt balances the abundant hops. The effectively astringent hops have an element of hay or grass. The body is full, rich and slightly sticky. This is a west coast imperial on a unique track. Something special for those who like their jowls twisted!