portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to snifter. Light hazy orange pour with a tight foamy white head that fades to a collar and a thin film. Aroma is strong resiness pine hops very pungent. Taste starts with a quick hint of sweetness then hits you with bitter resiness pine and the bitterness continues to linger. Palate feels thin yet sticky and chaulky and leaves you wanting more. Awesome DIPA more please!
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thank you to jrallen34 for this bomber. Pours golden amber with a creamy fizzy 3-finger off-white head. The aroma is very floral, very fruity. Tropically fruity! Sturdy body. It is full of hop. Pine and soft fruit seem primary, but there’s a big chunk of citrus rind. Oh, I think malt might be present. Hard to say. Amazing taste.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Cloudy gold with a brief, short white head leaving minimal lace, fair amount of sediment in the bottle. Nose is ganja, pine and citrus with a touch of flowers and malt. Medium-heavy body with fine carbonation. Mouth feel is solid, smooth and oily at the finish. Resin, spruce, ganja, peach, toast, citrus and a light cheese (American). Finish is long and bitter, with remnants of the cheese/umami character and (minimal) sweetness. ABV isn’t as apparent as some Imperials. A very bitter and interesting IIPA, but don’t expect to be able to enjoy (or even taste!) anything after this one - the hops practically anesthetise the tongue. Will stand up to anything.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, hoppy, some tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is bitter, big hoppy, fruity, pine, and spicy alcohol.
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a light amber colour ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some great lacing. Aroma of floral hops with lightly sweet malt base is enjoyable. Taste is also a mix between some floral hops with light citrus notes and some light sweet malt. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good but not as character full as I was expecting - I am thinking this bottle might not be as fresh as I had expected.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white fluffy head on top a cloudy flaky orange colored beer.
Smell hops, citrus, pine, peach and some hop flowers, all strong present.
Taste hops, fruit, citrus, peach, abricot, pine, spicy, bitter, hint of malts and caramel.
A good fruity bitter hoppy aftertaste.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light watery/creamy texture.
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by rciesla. Golden hazy pour with white head. Some pine and tropical fruit hop aroma. Flavor is less vibrant than the aroma.
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. A syrupy orange pour with a white head. Lots of hops and citrus in the aroma. A very balanced and drinkable beer with an abundance of hops and a smooth sweet finish.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another beer picked up from the brewpub. HUGE BEER!!!!!! pours dark orange with white head. Smell is super hoppy, citrus and flowers, mmmmmmmm the sweet smell of hops. The taste is amazing, if you like hops like I do!!!!!!! HUGE and bitter with some sweetness. Wow drink this beer last if you wanna do a tasting because you will be tasting the hops all night yum!!!!!
josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hop bomb of delight. Pungent hop presence beautifully balanced within the beer making this a true pleasure. A skunky hop aroma that is intoxicating on its own. Really bitter but in all the right ways. If I could drink this all the time I would.