omhper (22994) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Citric grapefruity nose with caramelly malt shines through. Near full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Very malty with loads of caramel under a thick blanket of grapefruity piney hops. Warming finish with pleasant bitterness. Surprisingly gentle and balanced.
anderson01 (317) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is a cloudy ruby red color. Very good lacing. Hops are very prominent in the aroma. Creamy texture with a bitter finish. The smoothest bitter finish I have ever had. Anniversary what more can Idaho. Awesome.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that reduced down to a large puddle and collar of residue, and had good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of pine and resin hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit and orange), caramel and a mild apricot sweetness.
The taste was a little sweet and a tad bitter with a hint of caramel and a mild fruity ester at first, and then had a serious hoppy citrus bitterness along with a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter and mild sweet hoppiness settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry yet slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a very well put together brew with tons of flavor and a smooth feel, which just complimented the mildly sweet bitterness...
GTAEgeek (1867) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is sourdough bread, resin, and butterscotch. The flavor is very bitter, with a surprisingly sweet background. The palate is heavy, sticky, astringent, and clingy. Overall, this is a strong, hoppy beer.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Wow. Quite intense. Very hoppy, but probably even more balance than the original. Incredible transition from sweet to bitter. Not super complex, just a total hop assault on the nose and mouth.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium, orangey amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; slight grain and toasted malt; heavy floral, perfume, pine, resin, grapefruit, and earthy hops; light maple syrup; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and heavy to nearly harshly bitter with a long duration. There were grapefruit hops, caramel, maple syrup, pine hops, citrus hops, alcohol, floral hops, a little more alcohol, and resinous hops. The medium to full body was oily and then a little dry with fairly soft but still tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic and moderately alcoholic finish.
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Bottle Rack, Tampa. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is booze, floral, big pine, and some white grapefruit. Flavor is light malt, some floral, pine, and white grapefruit. A bit syrupy in mouthfeel and bitter as hell in the finish. A bigun on the hop front. Very boozy and very bitter with some floral notes and light malt.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber - Pours hazy orange with a lingering one finger head. The aroma is of citrus hops, especially grapefruit, and resin. As expected the flavor features very strong hops bitterness. Citrus and resin are readily apparent in this full bodied hop explosion that finishes with a long, bitter finish. The high abv is buried under the intense flavors. As the name says, this beer will obliterate your palate.
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. Bottle to CBS snifter (this glass is a gem for reviewing). I can’t believe I could get my hands on a case, Kudos to all who imbided it in Clarkston. The color is a wonderful golden glowing orange, cloudy as well (this looks dense) with a nice thick frothy white head, a finger and some change . The Aroma is citrus-goodness with a slight touch of pine needles. The initial palate is citrus-mania (grapefruit, lemon, rangpur lime) followed by dry palate wrecking bitterness. finish is long and lingering back of the palate "dryness" or bitterness or whatever hop junkies are calling it. This is the best dipa I’ve had not called pliny (believe the hype) but its damn close. Procure this if you can and pray they make more.
TheJestersBeer (2371) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mid amber, with a white head.
The aroma has all the elements to it - spruce, resin, apricot, caramel, grass, passion fruit, grapefruit peel.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
The taste follows the aroma - lots of resin, spruce, apricot, citrus peel, quite floral/herbal, with a thorough malt backbone to back it all up. Majestic, yet dangerously drinkable. (2012-09-17)
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
darkamber color. Slinky, very heady, smells like a fresh bag of weed with caramel. Very heavy, full body. Heavy. Very smooth. Unbelievably balanced.