nearbeer (3841) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a lasting disc of cream on top. Aroma is tangerine, apricot, resin, caramel, grapefruit and buttery toast. Tastes of toffee, citrus zest, mint, tangerine, booze and earthy toasted whole grain bread. Some starchy rice and pithy wood in the long finish as well. Medium-heavy body is a bit minty and boozy, but has a nice balance with a long dry finish. Soft medium carbonation.
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear with a slight head the aroma is citrus and the taste is smooth bitter citrus flavor that lingers on the pslate
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Resin aroma. Flavors of orange and caramel. Not too boozy for the style. Bitter finish.
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Homer321. Bottled labeled 10.3%. Shared with robotopera. Mostly hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Good dots and ropes of lace. Ehhh... Really musty and metallic I think. Tastes a little oxidized to me. Definitely some bigger piney hop, some herbal character. Robby prefers this one to the STLIPA we just sampled prior. Again flavor is kind of mild on this one, he says, but it lingers a little bit better. I think there’s a distinct taste that might suggest that this may not be as fresh as it could be, but that could be in my head. Some caramel, light spicy bite to it. An uncomfortable tingle up front when sipping, initially... "Kind of like licking a 9-volt battery," as Robby puts it. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly soft. Kind of dry finish. Overall, though, not a bad DIPA. Big piney hop, big bitterness, hides the alcohol reasonably well for 10%. Got to give it a point for that. Robby says he doesn’t get any booziness. He gave it a 4.0. This grew on me as I went. I went through it without much trouble. Robby continues, "A lot of oak on the aroma. A little bit of must, but not to the point of being offensive. Palate-wise for the aroma, it’s very well-balanced. You can do a full inhale, and there’s nothing that’s overpowering any other aspect of it." Wisdom.
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lazy Dog Growler bottle, 2014 version where the "side project" label has been dropped. Nice copper color with a foamy khaki head of tight bubbles and sheets of lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, simple syrup and only a hint of hop bitterness. The flavor is actually fairly gentle with big note of citrus orange. Also no real hint of the 10+ ABV. Well balanced for the IBU count.
Beerathon (1278) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank, chewy, citrus, resin, huge hops, sweet malt backbone, nice warmth from ABV, highly recommended.
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Smells of citrus and solid bitterness. Taste is citrus, hints of sweetness, and a strong bitter backbone. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Terrapin Hopzilla Double IPA finishes with a surprising lingering sweetness.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes together well. Seems like some Belgian yeast because there are floral elements here. Finishes with light sweetness. Pours amber with good head and lacing, soft carbonation. Comes together well. Thanks to the people next to me for a taste of this.
AdamT (186) - North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Monster Beer Tour 2014 Vintage. Orange hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing fizzy off-white head. Virtually no lacing. Heavy grapefruit aroma, but also pine, lemon and bubble gum. Moderate bitter grapefruit up front with a moderate astringent citrus finish. Watery texture, flat carbonation. I was excited about this then quickly disappointed.
beersighted (121) - - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This monster was unleashed on my palate! Boldly bitter and resiny with a wonderful balanced malt base. The sweetness of this DIPA blew me away. This beer is destroying everything in its path tonight.