Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale orange in the glass. Really nice fresh hoppy aroma. The can is a month old.. Perfect! Grassy and citrussy with just a touch of sweet bud and slight fruitjuice somewhere.. Itís a wonderfull thing this nose. The palate is full for an ipa and the taste is fresh n clean. Thereís a hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste which for me is the only minor fault - personally! Other than that a full and crisp ipa. Want more...
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can shared by blankboy with me and biegaman. Slightly hazy amber-gold with an average bubbly-creamy off-white head. NICE aroma - sharply floral, light pine, a little tropical fruit, some alcohol - taste follows - balanced as all hell. Average body, almost stinging carbonation, medium-long pineapple - floral finish - so good.
Maddog (403) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got an Abrasive! And, it lives up to the hype. The pour is a cloudy gold with aromas of citrusy hops. Abrasive is full of citrus and piney hops. Not overly bitter, but very flavorful, sweet, fruity and pretty balanced. I would love to put this up against Pliny the Elder, Hop JuJu and Heady Topper....yeah, itís that good!
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Cloudy gold pour. Clean aroma thatís a punch of potted plants, dank, flowers, and orange peel. Flavor is more pine than earthy with subtle citrus notes. Dry and aggressively bitter finish. Subtly addicting.
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Pours a pale light copper with sediment and strong carbonation. Nice head that lingers nice and foamy.
S: Dank and resinous beer with grapefruit, pineapple, pine and slight mango. Really appealing.
T: Sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes, some pineapple, and tangerine/apricot juice in the back end. Alcohol is apparent and noticeable
M: Medium to light bodied. Drinks fairly easily but noticeable alcohol. Medium-high carbonation with slight but not alot of sweetness.
O: Really enjoy this beer, glad it finally made itís way to Illinois!
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a pint can. It poured a hazy golden hue with a white head. BIg fruity aroma (mostly grapefruit). Bold hop taste with a bitter finish.
pablo951 (463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it out of a can. Pours a hazy shade of orange with an aroma sensually scintillating to my nostrilities, in other words ShaDamn thatís one good smelling citrusy floral beer. I mean not to belabor the point but it reminds me of the type up of smell from a woman (or a man) that passes you by and takes your breath away.
The taste is delicious as well. Citrus, floral, and pines. Now I need a smoke!!!
Nonphixion (4) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is everything a DIPA should be. The hops really start out center stage as all IPAs should. Very fragrant citrus, not a whole lot of floral notes. The palate is filled with grapefruit and orange zest. Mouthfeel is very playful. The only thing I want more about this beer is its availability.
GenDV138 (1831) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can (canned 1/13/14) poured into a Belgian tulip. Pours a nice golden orange color with a finger of off-white head. Tiny bits of sediment floating throughout. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, light floral notes, pine. Tasting notes of big tropical fruit, grapefruit citrus, pine/resin, stone fruit, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Definitely one of the best DIPAs out there.
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this is fantastic. A big thanks to tectactoe on the split and the can. Perfect hoppy character. A lot of pineapple flavors and other citrus which I love. This is great stuff. Literally a top five IPA probably. Perfect flavors all around.