CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle yields a clear copper pour with a lasting white head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is hop forward (obviously) with mostly pine resin, but a fair bit of orange citrus in there as well. Hops are backed by a slug of caramel sweetness on the nose as well. Taste is all about the hops front palate, but doesn’t bitter quite as hard as I would expect. More citrus and pine resin flavors. Thin, and when cold, fairly boozy (I honestly don’t recall the last beer I had that got more mellow when warm...WTH). Not a bad beer by any means, but I was expecting to get blown away.
peterschreurs (46) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured rich amber. Aroma is pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is pine and citrus and is very bitter.
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chiiidog (27) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark yellow/golden. Aroma is hoppy as hell, pine and grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy and bitter. This is like a balanced Ruination. Mouthfeel is medium/thick. Not my favorite, but definitely a solid DIPA.
purpleoctogod (2) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is beautiful the smell is of nice citrus notes and mainly hops. Its incredible color is a misty golden orange, and lastly the taste is magnificent it rolls across your tongue letting you taste the sweet citrus with a small tinge of bitter hops. Then all at once it crashes the back of your tongue with the great bitter bite of an IPA. All around amazing beer.
bp (788) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours dark orange with a thin white head, aroma is hoppy with some citrus, taste is hoppy and bitter. Very nice hop bite in the finish.
ametras (377) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are sweet malts, caramel, citrus, pine needles and booze with resinous and dank notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sticky texture.
dutch23mp (272) - 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 (61) - 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 (8140) - 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