bucs572000 (214) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle, thanks Devin. Aroma is English malt, pine, and a light orange. Flavor is English malt, pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Very solid double, nice and balanced for a hop bomb,
thome50 (849) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Sean! Pours a muted golden orange with very thin tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is orange peel, orange candy, pine, agave and some other lingering sweetness. Taste is malt forward but the subsides into a more citrus and grass to pine deal with the sweetness and bitterness finishing off the taste. This is big and you can tell as the alcohol is hidden well at first but then as you wait around this one is there in the back of your throat. I think I like DIPAs less and less, especially as they get to cellar temp.
JHeath99 (417) - - JUN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a nice layer of foamy head. Floral aroma with a background of hops. Taste starts with citrus with a lasting light hoppiness.
jsquire (3297) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a thin lasting off white head. Fresh sharp hop nose with tropical fruit and oranges. Thick syrupy mouthfeel with tons of candied orange rind and red grapefruit. This is a nice big hop head beer.
hellburner (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep golden blonde with a minimal white head that exhibits a strong piny and grapefruit perfumes. Nostrils saturated after 2 puffs.Strong, orange marmalade, leafy bitterness, a bit herbal onto the palate. In all, a good 2IPA.
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really floral, very bitter. sweet malt. These east coast IPAs are all pretty floral, at least this one has a lot of bitterness to balance it out a bit.
1guywith_aboat (141) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured to glass. No head at first. Then grows a small white head appears then fades to a ring. Non existent lacing. Smells I get are tangy fruit and sweet hops fill the nose.flavor is a bit fruity and malty up front with nice floral hops and bitter fruit in the back. Cloudy copper and medium bodied. A slight booze flavor in the after taste. Overall a great brew to try. Overpriced.
Skazoo (7) - - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great taste not overpowering, color and appearance was great. Overall a delicious brew.
cheap (3743) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
As expected, on tap at the bocktown. Big and brutal. Not at the smell of the brew but at the start of the tasting. The olfactory is mild and friendly but that is no indication of the terribly on style blast that is to come. Somewhat light brown in color. Taste? Wew, over the top. Kicks you in the teeth, elbows you in the side of the head. Warming sensations all down the throat. Gullet is alarmed before it is sedated.. .... Big rude rotor tiller nasty Nellie fer shure. Not impressed but blown away. Mouth coating soapy slippery experience.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Vintage 2013. The bottle I received is listed as “Monster Beer Tour Hopzilla Double India Pale Ale” and has an ABV of 10.3% on the label. Description sounds just like this beer. The pour is a mostly clear golden copper with a smallish off white head. The aroma is strongly sweet floral hop and resin cracker malt. Some light alcohol in the nose as the beer warms. The taste is really sharp floral pine hop bitter with a rough resin malt and a ton of sweet boozy alcohol. Quite arresting in the strength of the booze and bitterness. Sweet pineapple. The palate is medium bodied, low soft carbonation and the blast of alcohol dry in the back. Not totally my kind of beer. Cheers for sending this my way, Phil.