stoutnick (453) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Globe Pub, Chicago. Light golden look. Aroma is hops. Taste is a bit of a strange mix - smooth, hops, minor fruits, but finish is sweaty armpits. Good drinker but that finish is just yuck.
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from son in St Paul. Nose is big citrus with some pine. Color is yellow orange and kind of cloudy. Delicious. I can see why they call it abrasive!
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Nice strong hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cloudyness. Looks like there is a lot of suspended yeast in the body. Excellent malty hop aroma. Pretty tasty. Very thick mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavors. Citrus lemony taste is strong. Some malt taste comes through, but I get more sweetness from the aroma than the taste.
Lothore (546) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A- Pours a tangerine hue with a thick, chunky, 2 finger off white head.
S- Punch in the nose of citrusey hops, lots of grapefruit, malty breadiness underneath.
T- Caramel, tons of grapefruit as in the nose, pine, citrus fruit.
M- Chewy and sticky, medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.
D- This will easily be one of my favorite brews of the year. Glad maximum12 sent me 4 ... I cannot see myself letting go of them! By far my favorite surly brew to date.
keanex (1395) - 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. I’m sure this was even better a month ago when I received it, but thanks to a cold then antibiotics I wasn’t 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 (943) - 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 (2172) - 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 (39) - 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 (15) - - 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 I’ve 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.