sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper/orange, tan head.
yeasty nose, dark caramel malts, dark fruits, citrus / grapefruit and floral hops..
Palate keeps a nice roasted, light caramel presence with a prefect bitter hoppy finish that ends with a warming abv. resinous palate with tangy lingering citrus/floral hops.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle, courtesy of dpjuart. Had a red licorice sweetness to the nose, and some odd aroma that I can’t describe. Malty, mild rubber. Orange amber with light haze, with off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Big alcohol warming. Syrupy malt sweetness and ton of huge hop bittering. Big bitter after.
Fred82 (2144) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at a tasting thanks to MartinT.
Appearance : Clear amber with small head.
Aroma : Quite fruity, piny and resinous. Very malty. A bit woody.
Taste : Spicy, fruity and resinous.
Overall : Quite good but I didn’t found anything really special there. Nice nose. I’m not saying this is bad. This is actually very good but maybe I was expecting a little bit more considering the ratings...
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a honey amber with a smallish head. Powerful aroma - lots of hops, and a little too much caramel malt for my taste. In a DIPA that bills itself as "Uberhoppy," I want the hops to really shine. They don’t in the aroma. They come through a bit more in the flavor, which starts off nearly acerbic, moves into notes of cardboard (stale cereal grains), and ends with bitter citrus rind. I really think they just went a bit heavy on the malts in here. It’s tasty, for sure - a great brew - but the hops don’t get to sine through.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled in a bomber. Aged about 5 months waiting for a proper friend to share with. Pours deep brown compared to most other IIPA’s. Drinks a bit maltier than other IPAs but the flavor is so full packed of hoppy goodness. Great brew!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle compliments of footbalm, you the man! Rich orange color, thick memory foam head and inverted bubblefalls. Meaty aroma of hops and caramel, thick alpha acids and ubiquitous grapefruit parfait. Chewy body, pristine balance and a complex intermingleing of hops and malts that rides the tail past perception. Tasty.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired via trade with changeup...Garrry is top notch!!! Burnt tangerine pour with a razor thin eggshell head. The aroma is quite sweet with lots of caramel and honey accompanying the citrus. Tropical fruits take the front with mango, guava, and papaya showing. Traditional citrus and a little resin also evident but the sweetness is a bit too much. Glad I had a chance to try this one!!!
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with MatSciGuy - thanks buddy. Pours a deep amber - a little hazy with a moderate level of carbonation and a low head. Lot’s of malt and piney resinousy, and honey notes. Thick and a bit syrupy on the tongue,
dry and bitter finish.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] courtesy of kmweaver. Thanks a lot Ken! As I drink this I realize that this is one of the last bottles to be produced, and that makes it a bittersweet occasion. Well on to the beer - pours a deep, hazy caramel with a slowly rising, small, and slightly lingering beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, very piney and resinous hops, some floral honey, maybe just a hint of citrus, a touch of cannabis, and a bit of peppery alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, very bitter, lots of resinous and piney hop flavor, soft but ample carbonation, and the finish is moderately dry with a huge lingering bitterness.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Wavers1!
Smell is dank onion, oranges, and resin. Lots of fruity hops and caramel. The aroma is incredible. Waves of various hops and malt complexities.
Taste is wow! Red, bruised apple, like stressed yeast or just a strange hop profile, caramel, and more dankness as described before: resin, orange, and onions.
Finish is well carbonated, bitter, dank, and alcoholic.