johnnnniee (3048) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly cloudy deep copper color with a smallish off white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of hops, tastes like em too. Lots of pine and citrus and floral hops with a faint bit of bready malt sulking deep in a dark corner. A bit of malt breaks through in the flavor but is quickly sent to its room by the onslaught of pine and citrus. Medium body and level of carbonation with a slick resinous almost sticky mouthfeel. Damn good beer right here, although I don’t find it horribly abrasive as advertised. Then again I’ve spent the last few years building up an immunity to Iocane powder, I mean lupulin.
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Orange amber pour with ran head. Fresh herbal and grassy aroma. Fresh grassy and floral and tropical flavor tones. Thanks Matt for the fresh surly.
crossovert (9741) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can. Canned on 12/01/11.
The first thing you notice when you pour it is not the color but the smell, you kinda wanna sing to yourself a happy tune.
It pours a copperish color with a frothy white head.
The smell is awesome. Tons and tons of mango, persimmon, papaya all wrapped up in a nice sugar cane like sweetness.
The flavor follows. Sweet and tropical with a nice piney bitterness on the back end.
Perhaps a bit sweet but a nice tropical IPA, surely not abrasive, a bit cloying, but otherwise easy to drink.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from zipps liquor, made aware courtesy of tytoanderson smell is awesome super hoppy bright and good, taste is more dank sticky hoppy with a good finish nice IIPA
Atom (1883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, hops, and caramel. Taste is sweet with tropical fruits, mild tea, hops, bready yeast, and caramel malts. Texture is slick and oily. Yum!
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color and has a thin frothy head. Has a huge hop scent on the nose and quite the bitter kick in taste. I enjoy this one a lot more than the Furious.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can from Skyview, thanks! You know it’s going to be good when you can smell the grapefruit before the moment you open the can when you’re not even attempting to smell a damn thing! Amber with a medium beige receding head and minor lacing. Aroma is a citrus and grapefruit bomb with some resinous undertones. Plenty of malt, tropical fruits, caramel. Taste is gigantic and bold with grapefruit, citrus, mango and a large malt bill with caramel and a touch of bready malt. Pithy and boozy with high bitterness – by no means a session ale but this session it’s just what the doctor ordered!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can. On a good string of DIPA’s, this one as a bonus can from a midwest trade. Aroma is potent, but floral and piney hops dominate. Color is a deep copper amber hue, remarkable really, great lacing. Overall after having NEBCO’s Gandhi, this one has more dominant hops ripping through the finish. GB might be more balanced from entry to finish, but this one had more flavor and punch. Amazing.
alexsdad06 (7233) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can. Pours a clear amber color with a huge off white head after an aggressive pour. The nose is as advertised, big caramel malts with an equally big hop presence. Grapefruit and some resin dominate. The flavor has a big caramel maltiness with huge citrus and resiny hops. This is almost chewy it is so thick. Smooth drinking DIPA that has a bitterness that sneaks up on me. I really enjoy this beer when fresh and would probably get it by the case if it were local.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light coppery. Orange might be the best way to describe it. More or less clear with little head that dissipates fast. Some bubbles... bubbling up.
Sweetness and hoppy citrus... Grapefruit is the dominant aroma.
Sweet and grapefruity with a balanced bitterness in the back end. The malt flavor is subdued but apparent.
Carbonated, lightish but with some body. Pleasant and not harsh.
Very high. I can only curse the ABV and price tag... this is one I could drink for as long as it’s available to me. As an IPA, this is superior.