philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at the Brewery: Beautiful orange/amber color, hint of haze, with a creamy head. Nutty aroma with a little bite. Assertive taste with bitter notes right up front that soften into a tangy aftertaste. Full body but creamy texture. Overall, because of it;’s assertiveness, this is probably a one or two per sitting beer, but with this beer, that’s enough. Very nice DIPA.
ineedbeer (966) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 01/07/2015.
Aroma is fairly fruity and hoppy. Medium light citrus notes with a lot of pineapple, mango and peach. Moderate melon notes with light hop resin. Medium light malt notes with light caramel.
Pours a moderately clear, golden orange with a moderately thick, somewhat small, white head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to a thin film that lingers. Light lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a definite caramel note and some pale malt notes. Moderately strong bitterness. Moderately strong hop notes but this time more grapefruit and resin. Lighter tropical fruit and stone fruit. Hint of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent IPA but definitely not my preferred style. A little too sweet and malty without enough hops in the flavor. Onions, that is the aroma I was having trouble describing. This beer is a bit oniony in aroma and flavor; I like it, others won’t.
cbnz (27) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home in Berlin
Appearance: Dark gold body, small white head
Aroma: Grapefruit, pine resin
Taste: Quite simple, heavy on grapefruit notes, bit of resin, maybe a little honey
Palate: Medium body with dry finish
tricyclist (958) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate sample pour of bright golden straw with white head. Nose is straw and grassy notes, loads of citrus. Flavor is bright and clean, refreshing, plenty of citrus, lemon peel, dry and resinous. Not bad at all.
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is orange, malt, pine, alcohol, grapefruit, citrus. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KØLF 010814.
thornecb (4637) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dusty resin and grapefruit aromas. Sweet caramel and resin front to back. Dry lasting grapefruit finish.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice deep orange colour and a floral, honey nose. Taste is nice but nothing great, quite hoppy but not very complex.
vtafro (4037) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Straight out of it. Herbal and grassy with some citrus aromas. Similarly citrus flavors, lighter grassy herbal hop tones.
notalush (5123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - lightly hazy gold - nicely balanced DIPA - not overly bitter-abrasive or overly-sweet like many others tend to be (sometimes both) - starts with a clean, sweet citrus flavor - dries out through the middle, but the hops are very juicy and highly citric - however, they also bring a bright, quenching acidity - might not be too extreme for many fans of the style, but I really like the balance to this one.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is restrained, but as the beer warms I am finally able to pull a medicinal note and honey malt from the glass. Full-bodied with an abrasive mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Heaps of bitter citrus rinds and piths in the flavor and lingering finish. Dries out a good bit. Bottle courtesy of BriceNice!
wyzzywyz22 (2043) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Hazy dark gold pour with a mid range lingering off white head. Beak had notes of caramel malt, citrus and piney hop with similar traits unfolding flavour wise. Decent enough balance struck with a bit of heat from the abv towards the finish. Plenty of bitterness on offer. A solid cover drive of a DIPA.