dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Wine Academy. Poured a clear rusty gold body with some rising effervescence and an average to slightly smaller creamy bright white head. Aroma of old citrus, orange slices, grains, cereal, hint of alcohol and limes. Body is only medium, thinner than I was expecting for a 10% brew, softer to average carbonation and no hint of the big ABV. Flavor is a bit better than the aroma, notes of dry hop cones, some tropical fruit rinds, dough, wet bread, dry grass, touch of earth and dirty citrus rind. I like this, good but not great, but far from bad, which is way better than awful but not as good as amazing.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy golden with small head. Quite boozy and hot. Moderate hops, but not that bitter.
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy hops as required. Smooth taste. Decent head. Unfiltered. Had on tap. Doesn’t taste as high octane as it is. Could easily down a few too many
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Tap House Pub and Grill - Buffalo: was curious that this ranked in the 90th% overall and so low for the style. The style rating is closer to reality. Swert apricot aroma with a flowery hop flavor and something musty following it, like mildly wet grass. Average body and not as thick as you would expect for a 3IPA. Meh, ok.
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Atlanta, Ga - Taco Mac - Lindbergh - on tap. Hazy, medium orange pour, soft off-white head sticky lacing. Aroma has some honey note, a hint of orange blossom, some yeasty notes. Flavor has a hint of bitterness, some maple syrup sweetness, some nectarine fruitness. Thick mouthfeel. Enjoyable
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Chris for this one. Translucent orange / golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is nice spicy, pine needles, slightly dull. Flavour is composed of spicy hop resin, some hot alcohol and sticky resin. Palate is slightly chewy, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
Huhzubendah (3484) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is light golden with only a slight Haines. Thick white head with lasting retention. Aromas of a big malt bill, grapefruit, pine. Earthy tones amid floral hops and fruity esters, finishing with a mix of boozy sweetness and hop bitterness. A decent DIPA.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, resin, grapefruit rind. The taste has a median bitterness, sweet orange and grapefruit juice, well balanced.
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at MacGregors. Deep gold with orange tints. Nose of tropical fruits and citrus, biscuits. Flavor of sweet orange, apricots, alcohol burn balancing the sweet fruits. Still a bit too sweet, but good stuff.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/2/2014. On tap. Amber with white head. Light boozy aromas, pine, citrus and floral hops. Nice mouth feel, plenty of hops throughout.