elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz canned January 8, 2013, less than 2 weeks old...very nice! Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing and holds a light cap.
Aroma is pine, grassy, herbal hops, some grapefruit rind, a little dank & onion, a little musty, some bread and caramel malt. Good strength.
Flavor is big resinous hops, grapefruit rind, pine, some onion, big ass bitterness, some caramel malt, doesnít do much against the, dare I say, abrasive nature of the bitterness here. Some alcohol, dry finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.
Lives up to its name as far as the bitterness goes, and I like me a bitter bomb. A real treat to not only get to try this, but to get one that is very fresh. Big thanks to Mark!
Daytonbeer (569) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with white head and nice lacing. Potent aroma of citrus and grapefruit. The taste is the same intense hoppines with some flower and dankness on the backend. Just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. Really nice BIG beer.
Hoprider (66) - 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 (5974) - 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 (374) - 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 (1382) - 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 (34) - 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 (329) - 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 (416) - 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 (2) - 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 (226) - 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.