AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet. Clear gold and white head. Sweet. Aroma of candied fruit. Sweet. Tastes of candied fruit, caramel and sweet malt. I donít usually like sweet beer, but they pulled thia off.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a little off putting, but the nice blend of sweet, fruity character blends well with with hint of pine hops at the end. Picked up in Asheville in 2015.
Jabah (145) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is almost like a wine, a bit sweet for a double IPA, but the aftertaste is hoppy to balance it out a bit. Not much carbonation, but that is probably planned to bring out more of the flavor. Pours an orange-dark gold color. Semi-hazy medium texture. Pretty strong alcohol content. Overall a top-notch beer.
BroadestTom (79) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma hay, citrus, dough,
Appearance orange, hazy, cloudy, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, very bitter,
Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy, bitter,
Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours amber with a white head. Sticky, sweet veggie, funky fruit aroma. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Sweet with irn bru, orange squash, pine, lemon, carmel, candy... Some booze heat... tasty enough but and nicely balanced but too sickly sweet for me on the whole... OK.
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex IPA, so much so that it doesn?t really taste like one. Don?t get me wrong there is hop bitterness, mango and other tropical fruit notes. A candied sugar sweetness that melds well with hop and malt profile. Very enjoyable.
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting aroma of fruit, malt and a hint of hops. Great looking beer with a medium white well laced head, cloudy caramel color. Sweet malt and fruit taste with a medium body and a dry malt finish.
mike5326 (1082) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Murky golden color, full frothy white head. Fruity malt and hops aroma. Medium body with a sweet fruity hops flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zizzybalubba (1565) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC (9.43% ABV according to the label). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of lemon, tangerine, and wet grass. Taste is good with tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, and oranges) upfront and a slightly sweet malt profile to balance. Lacks any real hop bitterness that I would normally find in an IPA/DIPA as the hop profile is just fruity. Much better than I remember from when I first had this years ago but still this would not be my go-to DIPA.
rondphoto (2615) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Cloudy dark amber, frothy off-white 1" head, streamers of lace. Taste is strong sweet malt in a brew that has the audacity to smash it with equally strong citrus hops. The hops arenít up to the assignment, as the malt re-takes the brew in a long, slow, finish. A really big brew that isnít as good as it pretends to be. A solid brew, but not a top dog.
rxeight (1738) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Over a year old. Was told it was better as a year old barleywine than a fresh barleywine. And theyíre right. Bitter English barleywine. Caramel malts. Slight booze. Not bad.