DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, my iPhone notes don’t say where, but I believe it was @ Stout Barrel House in Chicago. Anyway, wow this was a good IIPA!! Juicy stonefruit and sweet citrus hops, nice malt structure (not too sweet), with the abrasively bitter finish as promised. This and Three Floyd’s Pavement Funeral are two outstanding IIPAs I’ve had recently. Just excellent.
Bricks (839) - Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick mouthfeel, golden yellow beer. Very hoppy, but a floral sweet hop. Very good.
aleigator (599) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Surly abrasive ’15
Pours an orange-amber color, with a half finger broad, white head.
Intriguing aromas of grass, lime, pineapple and biscuity, sweeter malts. Due to the prominent malts, the fruity hops melt well into the beers sweetness, evoking aromas of juicy ananas dipped into honey, with a prikly kiwi peak to it.
Lively, slightly metallic mouthfeel, highlighting the citrus qualities of the beer.
Tastes of citrus, with a dank quality to it and balancing, earthy malts. This is bursting with hops, unleashing a very bitter, slightly tropical onslaught, almost overpowering my palate. It does not, because of glazed malts, providing nothing more but a basic malt presence, letting the hops shine big times. Finishes with an immense, dry bitterness, accentuating citrus hops, which stay on the tongue for a very long time.
Pine and honey, accompanied by a subtle metallic hint, resulting from the carbonation, interact incredible well with the tongue numbing citrus bitterness, tranforming the taste more and more into a tropical fruit direction, due to the distinct, honeyed malts infusion. This beer is truly abrasive, while it highlights all the positive characteristics of a well composed IIPA. Its versatile in taste, while it provides a merciless bitterness, wrapped up by citraic fruits and honeyed malts.
joshmcg000 (380) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is big on citrus and tropical fruit and citrus with grainy caramel malt, great. My favorite kind of beer, a hop juice style ipa. Tasteis same as aroma. Doesnt get to much better than this, balanced perfectly with the caramel malt, but heavy on the hop side. Great stuff.
mccartyjp72 (1) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Maybe my favorite, wish it was in their regular line up not just seasonal.floral, citrus, caramel, cereal, golden, hazy, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter, lively, full body,
Bule (1527) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can pours a hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice thick citrusy hop flavors. Well balanced and nice lingering hoppiness.
Berard (524) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours brownish orange with a thin white head that dissipates. Very fragrant with light carbonation. Grapefruit bitters with a hint of pineapple. Reasonable complexity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mr_Abner (276) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a hazy orange. Aromas of fruity hops and b.o.; tangerine, orange. Tastes similar; juicy fruits, orange, some onion. A medium, lasting bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel; less than average carbonation.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark yellow. Slight gaze. White head.
Smell: grapefruit. Sweet oranges. Lemon. Pineapple. Flowers.
Taste: grapefruit pith. Lemon. Lots of citrus.
Feel: extremely dry. Leaves a thin film on the mouth.
Overall: good beer. Super dry. Very hop forward.
First drank: home 3/24/15
WillRunForBeer (1822) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at EBF. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit. Flavor follows, a touch of scallions.