gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs, and more later at home via bottle numbered 481 poured into a Trinity "Kill the Pint Glass" snifter. Pours a beautiful cloudy burnt amber with medium head/lacing. A touch of citrus, a heavy double dose of hops, and so freakin' smooth! I love this!
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Errl (2168) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap..Pour is golden with a dark gold with a bubbly white head..Nose is brash hop, hairspray, spice..Taste is hop spice, brash, grass, pine..
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy golden amber with a fizzy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like citrus hops, resin, caramel, grapefruit, booze, and musky malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel, and musky grains.
Mep3222 (884) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mix of floral and piney hops. Taste is very dry and bitter. Hops very dominant. Very piney resinous finish. Feel like i am chewing on hops. Needs a bit more malt balance. This may be my least favorite Trinity beer yet. Mostly I am impressed with their offerings. Just way way too bitter, but with what feels like a saison body base... Light and not malty. So lacks balance.
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BrewHaMeister (236) - - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint 9.3oz bottle pours a hazy orangeish copper with a nice head. Aroma is citrus, spruce, floral, dough and hoppy goodness. Very tasty IPAX2
jkwalking05 (4217) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Light amber orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of perfume, floral hops and citrus. Taste Is of bitter herbs, floral, grain, and citrus.
mcberko (9566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, sent from robloc303 (thanks a lot, Rob), pours a clear dark orange with a tiny head - seems flat. Nose of dry citrus hops, some pine, some wild fruitys, and biscuity malt. Flavour seems like a double wild IPA, with notes of tropical fruits, caramel malts, some resinous hops, and syrupy residual sweetness. Solid stuff, but not my kind of IIPA.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Trinity. Pours hazy copper orange with fine white head. Decent retention and thin lacing. Aroma is strong hops, bitter, piney, resinous, citrus and floral. Flavor is strong citrus and piney hops fading smoothly into a nutty, sweet malt finish. Resinous and citrus hop aftertaste. Surprisingly balanced and much better than expected. Alcohol is well hidden. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture, mildly oily finish. Pleasantly surprised by this one, though I wouldn’t pay for a bottle. A tasty, malty DIPA.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber color with off white head.
Taste was sweet malt, biscuit, bready hops. Decent but lacking substance
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at Trinity. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Very hoppy but very manageable. Alcohol is well hidden. Slightly bitter with a pine finish.
ineedbeer (1252) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub.
Aroma is fairly hoppy with a moderate dank and woodsy note with background citrus and tropical fruit. Malt profile is medium light with caramel, honey and some cracker. Very similar aroma to Flo.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a slight copper note. Small white head that recedes but a thin film lingers on tip and along the edges.
Flavor has a light cracker and biscuit malt character with some cracker. High bitterness with a fairly resinous hop flavor. Light tropical fruit and citrus with some moderate dank notes. Medium alcohol note in the finish. Hop bitterness helps dry this out.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall an enjoyable big IPA, but it could use a bigger hip character. Especially in the flavor the hops are a lacking compared to the malt and alcohol. Could be a touch drier as well.