BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to thirdeye11. Poured a honey colored body with a ring of head that was sticky and left nice lacing. Aroma of fresh pine/resinous hops, melon and caramel sweetness. Flavors of piney hops up front and floral on the finish. Nice smooth medium bitter finish with balance caramel sweetness in between. Active carbonation with a medium body. Solid!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Pat. Orange pour with a white head. Vibrant citrus aroma. Very juicy flavor, no hops bitterness at all. Itís actually more sweet than bitter. Very approachable for a double IPA.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve now had both 22oz bottle and draft with similar results.Pours a murky burnt orange with a soapy white head.Nose is a beautiful blend of hops.Pine and herbal hops are present but mostly citrus hops.Tropical flavors of mango,pineapple and grapefruit shine bright!Taste is also very bright and tropical hops with a super creamy malt backbone.This is the finest wet-hop and maybe the best Sweetwater brew Iíve come across.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Nice grapefruit and sweet malt smell.
Appearance:Honey colored, low head, and low retention.
Taste:Lots of hop flavor. A little grapefruit. Good flavor overall, but nothing extraordinary.
Palate:Medium body, a little alcohol warmth.
Overall:I like this beer, and itís certainly a sessionable DIPA, but thereís something missing to make it great. Maybe more hop complexity?
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to thirdeye11) A light crystal clear orange. Smells of hops, hops and more hops- sweet grapefruit, dissipated pine sap. Taste has some cat pee, lime pith, butterscotch melting into caramel, honey, orange. Hops fade as it warms and exposes the sweet stuff more.
ttroha (152) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark in color with off-white head. Has hints of flora and chocolate. A great lingering aftertaste
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light orange, hoppy, citrus aroma.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with medium head that quickly fades to almost nothing. not much lacing.
Taste: Candied orange, citrus, pine, and carmel malt.
Palate: medium body, sticky, lively, bitter, long finish.
Overall: This is a very good and easy drinking beer. Itís a little light for a DIPA,.. more like a session DIPA if there is such a thing.
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Scott. Grapefruity hop profile throughout, sweet imperial finish. Thick golden amber appearance, minimal head dissipated quickly. Medium body, resin-ish texture with light carbonation. A refreshing IIPA after a walk around Waneka.