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 (794) - 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 (91) - 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 (3657) - 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 (3001) - 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.
garmonbozia (420) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
120z bottle from Wine World in Destin Florida. Different label than on web site. Very big beer. The pine and citrus cover your tounge like a thin film. The malt is big in the beer too. Copper color with thin head. But this beer delivers a huge punch.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is slightly floral, but isn’t all that strong. Taste is actually slightly sweet up front with a tad bit of bitterness coming through on the back end. Feels a little sticky, too.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber orange with copper highlights under an off-white head which fades into a thin yet solid layer of foam. Swirls with a few random bubbly spots while maintaining its creamy head.
Floral, herbal, and orange rind followed by a generic yet bright citrus snap in the back. Floral and herbal up front – lavender, rose petals, daffodils, ferns, thyme, basil, and parsley. Spearmint mingles with fir trees and hop oils on top. Crunchy crackers and malt along the edges.
Chewy and herbal from start to finish. A soft full bready mouthfeel finishes airy with bitter orange rind on the top of my tongue. Massive floral and herbal presence in my breath minutes after each quaff – lavender, rosemary, basil and parsley followed by ferns, fir trees, and bitter oily hot resins. The hop cone and resin bitterness quenches and induces for a refreshing Imperial IPA experience without crushing my palate. Quaff and repeat.
Definitely one of the better side project beers from Terrapin Beer Company out of Athens, Georgia. There are plenty of grapefruit and pine tree hop bombs out there so it’s always nice to drink of one that explores the other hop varietals that offer a more herbal floral presence. Good stuff.
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mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Cloudy pour with strong grapefruit aroma. Very resin-forward DIPA, both in taste and (thick) mouthfeel. Bitter, but has a good somewhat sweet malt backbone. My only criticism is it's slightly boozy, and could benefit from being dialed down a percent or two in ABV. Nevertheless, recommended!
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