Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really grassy resinous hops and a bitter finish that is welcomed. A bit malty sweet but hoppy enough to balance that out. Surly!
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Lyon’s Pub in Minneapolis. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little malty sweet, with a nice, bittersweet finish. It’s a shame I have to work tomorrow, because I could sit here and drink this all night.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - lightly hazy gold - nose is very fresh hoppiness - grass, pepper, pine, grapefruit pith - there is an add note of celery in the nose that is a little off-putting - fairly dry for the abv - grassy, piney, peppery - sturdy malt base to support the intense bitterness - despite the slight flaw in the nose, nice stuff.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint sized can courtesy of Mr. Christian. Pours pale amber with a fluffy off white lacey head. Aromas of citrus hops, lots of citrus hops. Tastes bitter/dry at first until your palate learns to accept the heavy hoppiness. Then followed by grapefruit and light peachy flavors with a dry finish. Dare I say it may have more hops than necessary.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16z can thanks to Ryan. Amber w/ 1 in head. Bitter and piney with just a hint of citrus. Malt adds a touch of caramel sweetness. Presumably this is out of season but overall still an outstanding brewing and proves IPAs dont need to be consumed within 3 days of brewing.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with good off-white head. I can smell the bitter piney hops from a mile away. Dank, almost umami pine dominates. Perfect body with good carbonation. Taste is still dominated with bitterness. Resin is somewhat balanced by juicy ripe fruit, spun sugar, and bubblegum. Almost angrily abrasive, with lasting tingly tongue. Normally, I wouldn’t consider something this out of balance to be a good beer. I guess this beer isn’t normal.
Ernesto987 (4071) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallboy courtesy of Mattyb83. Aroma is sweat and weed. Huge piney bs resiny body. This is an kick you in the nuts resin bomb. Well done
musinj6 (421) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mildly hazy amber with thin head that dissipates quickly. Bready malt combined with pine and citrus hop aromas with a slight hint of bananas. Medium body with sticky mouth feel with soft carbonation. Well rounded up front with creeping increase in bitterness as it finishes. Not overly sharp on the tongue in the finish. Very good double IPA. Compared to Wet 2011, a much more balanced beer.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(16oz can from Alpar). Pours a clear copper color with soapy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has lots of resinous, dank hops. Some tropical fruits. Taste is sweet with plenty of bitterness. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Good.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh pine grass. Phenomenal citrus flavor. Abrasive is the perfect definition