phylomatic (3) - Trussville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A: Imagine my name is Orange and I only like Red a little. Nice head with a stubborn retention.
S: I really like the smell. Iím going to make an attempt at explaining it. Forget the malts. Iíve got hops out the wazoo! To make this short, I can create a case for each of these: herbal, perfumy, spicy, leafy, grassy, floral, piney and citrusy.
T: After the smell was so good, this was disappointing.
MF: Itís smooth, little bite. Not a lot of carbonation, especially compared to the head...meh...
overall: Not quite encountered such a juxtaposed selection of attributes in a beer. I like it, but the taste is quite bland in my opinion.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An insanely delicious Double IPA. Extremely hoppy and slightly spicy in character. Mild alcohol flavor with intensity. But, great hop-malt balance.
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle crushed at the Rendesvous Restaurant & Beer Emporium in St. Augustine, FL. Golden orange pour with a sticky head. Aroma of big hops and rye. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Very hoppy but wonderfully balanced at the same time. A fantastic beer. Loved it.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a mostly clear golden-amber color with a thin off-white head that sticks around for most of the ride. The aroma is really fruity, with notes of melons, mango, berries, citrusy hops, rye, sweet caramel malts, and honey. Flavor of caramel malts, honey, rye, floral and citrusy hops, pine resin, and a lot of tropical fruits. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, almost chewy mouthfeel with a lot of underlying bitterness and rye spiciness. Really neat DIPA.
StefanSD (1922) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Solan. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that slowly fades to a fine ring. The aroma is bi and bold with sweet and spicy rye, papaya and some muted grapefruit. The flavor, like the nose, is big and bold with biter fruits, of grapefruit, mango and papaya intermixed with some sweet wheat. Very nice. The palate is full and malty with lively carbonation. The finish is medium in duration with lingering spicy rye. Overall: This is one very nice DIPA.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 7, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome IPA. This beer has great fruitiness to it and hits a great hoppy high note.
Trev (1772) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold pour with a foamy yellowish head.
Aroma is piney hop, orange peel over caramel and rye malt.
Definitely get that grainy rye in the flav. Bit of a syrupy booze flavor too.
Caramel sweetness. And an orangey bitter finish.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden bronze with a very small white head. nice lacing. aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral. taste is bitter citrus, orange, grapefruit, pine, and grass. alot of bitterness on the backend. palate is good, with a bit of stickyness and a medium body. overall a decent Dipa.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vintage: 2011. Pours a clear rust color with a smallish beige head. Caramel, rye, wheat bread, lemons, and hints of grapefruits in the aroma. Medium-bodied and kinda syrupy. Sweet upfront in the taste with lots of caramel and some roasty maltiness. Some figs too. A piney finish with some grapefruits and lemons. A little spiciness throughout. A hint of warming alcohol.
MercyDevice (313) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangy, bitter, and flavorful. Spice notes. Deep golden/light amber color with very small head.