keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned January 21, 2014.
Appearance: The body is hazy with fine sediment particles in suspension in the straw-orange hued body. The head is dense and messy, forming small craters as it slowly dissipates into a firm white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is very nice, mango and orange juice come to mind instantly with a sharp but hidden pine and bitter orange only shown upon swirling.
Taste: Big flavor here, malts try to meet hops here, but the hops win. The hops give a big orange juice and mango puree flavor. Floral hints and pine are noticed throughout, while the finish is a bit harsh of hops, but in an enjoyable way. Big grapefruit finish.
Palate: Full-bodied with a velvet texture and mild carbonation.
Overall: I think that this is up there with the best. Iím sure this was even better a month ago when I received it, but thanks to a cold then antibiotics I wasnít able to get to it until today. This sits up there with Heady Topper for me, the mouthfeel is spot on and the hop profile is great. I will be trying to get this again soon!
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single finger head on top of a clear orange pout. Aroma is full of citrus & mango. Taste is full on citrus, mango and a little dish soap. Really dry. Aggressively dry hopped, pleasantly abrasive! Creamy mouth overall. One of the best out there.
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Murky orangish - yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop aromas. Tasty with citrus and topical fruit hop notes. A sturdy caramel malt backbone which keeps things in check. Above average body and mouthfeel. A solid DIPA that lives up to the hype.
NotoriousJ (37) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden hue with crisp white head. Great clarity and lacing. Aroma smacks you in the face mango tangerine tons of citrus. Great rounded bitterness. Love the oats in the body.
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FiremanChris (13) - - MAR 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Scored this one as a surprise extra from ReeceG. Thanks Bro! Can to glass pours a light honey orange color with a 1/2 finger white head with good carbonation. Aroma blew me away. Huge tropical notes up front. sweet peach, pear, pineapple, orange, grapefruit. As it warms you get more dank pine needles, sweet hops. One of the most aromatic DIPAs Iíve had the pleasure to put a nose on. Taste is initially bitter with sweet tropical fruit through the middle. Malty backbone with a delightful lingering bitterness. Extremely well balanced beer. I could drink this everyday.
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HMOG 2014. Hallelujah, finally checking this off the list. It was worth the wait. Tangerine and tropical fruit aroma. Big big aroma. Flavor is fruit at first but that leans into a resiny enamel piercing finish. Good body and caramel flavors to round it out a bit.
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
HMOG 2014. Big can shared with like 15 other chums. Ok this is as good as the hype is, but IIPA is generally one of those styles that generally is. Candy sweet hops that are over the top citrus, caramel somewhere in there. Damn good. Big bitter.
daafisch (20) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy orange color. A very balanced double IPA. One of the best Iíve had. Delicious.
djd07 (2918) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with strong pine and fruit hop. Easy to drink. Very good.
WillDunn (28) - - MAR 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh on draft and in can. Someone I was with once accurately described Abrasive as a double IPA version of the similarly Citra-hopped Zombie Dust. Well said I say. I tried side-by-side with Three Floyds' Dreadnaught (different beers to be sure) and felt that they represented the present and past quintessential Imperial IPA, respectively. These days, I want Abrasive.