bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OT-M BIF bottle from sethdude. Pours hazy light amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is hoppy, but not burning the nose, tho clearly there’s a lot of hop. Full bodied. Flavor is a light caramel with enough hop to start a burn immediately. Lots of hop. Earthy. Floral. Resin. Not getting citrus. Lots of hop. Kind of complex. Pretty dry. Pretty hoppy. Bitter, but not killing NW so. I do think this might embalm tissues it comes in contact with. Killer brew.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (no freshness date indicated), but marked as Revolution Series 3. Pours with a very hazy orange hued body with a medium sized, just barely off-white head with decent retention and good lace. Aromas are of sticky citrus, pine, slightly noble, earthy and spicy. Not exactly your typical west coast DIPA hop profile, but not horrible either. Reasonably fresh smelling. Mild ester, lightly biscuity and cracker like malt profile. Flavors are medium bitter and grassy. A nicely warming, bready and biscuity mouthfeel. A touch more yeasty than I would like (both in flavor and in appearance). Relatively clean fermentation profile, crisp finish. Hop flavor shows a lot of sterling (which I like), mild citrus, noble spicy and earthy characters. Bitterness lingers a bit more than I would like. Not a bad beer at all, well made, but not exactly my favorite hop profile for a big hop bomb of a beer.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Urban Chestnut. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a white head. Bright juicy citrus fruity, mango, sweet, refreshing aroma. Somewhat spicy, mango, pineapple, citrusy with some bitterness on the finish. Pretty tasty.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazed light orange body with a fine white head and lasting lacing. layered hop nose of mango, passion fruit, mandarin orange and gelatin candies, all well-integrated by the inclusion of yeast. supple and soft body with creamy and low carbonation. silky and velvety texture with a zingy, spicy, gelatinous fuit bitterness and acidity in the finish. a surprisingly well-executed IPA, bringing back memories of Pliny years ago.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with a note of lemon juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Kinda plain, watery, and a bit sour, but not too bad. Nose is almost entirely resiny-grapefruity hops...not much else going on; soured fruit note comes out as it warms. It’s like a toned-down west coast IPA. Looks fantastic, though...big fluffy head that lasts and lasts over a hazy light amber body. Well-hidden alcohol too. Non-abrasive, so that’s good as well. But on the whole the nose and mouth experience is pretty ordinary and unexciting.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and lemon aroma and taste with a tart finish and light bitterness.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub served in a stemmed glass. Pours a cloudy, bright orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of orange citrus, sweet malts, pine, floral hops, tropical fruits, and a nice nectary kind of character. Flavor of pine resin, orange peel, herbal and floral hops, toasted and sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter and fruit juicy mouthfeel. Nice to see a double IPA from these guys, and this one is a fresh, fruity, nice-to-drink one.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a Schnucks. Deep orange amber colored brew with a dense light khaki head. Massive citrus nose with some notes of toast and peanuts. There is also a perfumed note with bits of almonds. The dominant flavor is up front citrus rinds. This has a nutty finish with hints of orange sweetness. The body is a little chewy, but any alcohol is really only detected in the aftertaste. Well balanced, yet in your face with the big boy hops. This one is a winner.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Green Lady. Decent amount of citrus character with a bit of pine in the background.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle. A golden pour that is kind of flourescant. A rocky off white head that leaves copious lacing. The foam never leaves. An aroma of citrus! Floral, and malts. Some sourness to start and it is citrus with pale malts. Tangerines and mango with a hint of spice. Bitterness mixes with the sourness and is significant. This is a hop lovers delight. The sourness is a little much for me but just a little. Another winner from UCBC.