mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. on the small side white fizzy head (quickly and almost fully dissapating) into clear copper body. aromas of moderate hops and some malts (actually not as biting as I was anticipating) although the alochol is present (not overpresent). flavor-initially light-mod bittersweet. finishes- light to moderate bitter. Not the best Double IPA but also not the worst.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Pretty average DIPA. Medium malt body, substantial hops and a bit of booze.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours a cloudy orange with thin beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, alcohol, apricot. Sweet and caramel-ly. Medium body. Hot.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden, nice big chunky grapefruit on the nose, same thing going on with the taste with a bit of orange/citrus fruits going on, then you get this almost chocolate aftertaste which i’m guessing is the malts, its nice but a little odd.
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and smoke. Taste has warming alcohol, more hop bitterness and toffee. Spicy and lightly smoky finish. On the sticky side, but good.
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at james... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft floral creamy toffee... Soft fruits
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ Stoudts.Pours an amber color with quickly fading head. Sweet and fruity nose. Taste is borderline syrupy but not over the line. Non sticky mouthfeel
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a hazy orange color with a small foamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, and orange citrus. Taste of rotted citrus, citrus zest, caramel malt, and a hint of sour lemon.
beerbrains (22) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight aroma of caramel/hay mixture, dark golden color, , white foam, heavy lacing, light sweetness, medium body, creamy palate. This IPA has a somewhat odd taste - malty and sweet going down with a long hop finish. I also attribute this to high alcohol content. When I drink a beer with a high content (this is 9.84% on the bottle) I can taste what I describe as the alcohol. Not bad - good for some slow sipping beer enjoyment.
howlinwlf (25) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Big flavor. Think Mad Elf without the cherries. Malty and sweet. Big yet smooth hops. There is a reason why they put elephants on the label- 300+ calories! Not a session beer. Enjoy one bottle at a time.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/3/2010. From bottle. Cloudy amber orange color with a white head. Boozy aromas with malt, citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Bitter hoppy flavors with a boozy finish.