gbhart (1) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle enjoy by date is Jun 21, 2015
Orange/gold color with a quickly dissipating head
Aroma is mostly bitter citrus
Nice body, alcohol could be more well-hidden
Tastes of citrus, bitterness, peach, and some tropical notes.
coachd (240) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Graydons crossing Grand Rapids MI. Good clean scent of hops and not much else. Taste is clean as well. Very well made, not just a hop bomb. Highly recommend.
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bigtaster (691) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, oranges, mango, grapefruit, hints of grass. Medium body, moderately sweet with moderate to high bitterness on the finish, medium carbonation. Notes of caramel, grass and pine in the finish. Really tasty IIPA
Pinball (11027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from kihoskh. slightly cloudy yellow, smooth offwhite head. super nice strong bitter hoppy herbal hoppy aroma, with just the correct dose of flowery notes beneath all the bitterness. dry, bitter and a little malty sweetness too. clearly among the best DIPA aromas i’ve sampled. Flavor is high intensity bitter hoppy, with underplayed flowery and citrussy notes, a real hop-bomb, Not entirely as great as the aroma, but a very good flavor, and the high abv cannot be tasted in a bad way.
asceticbrewer (61) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz to tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange. Has a slight amount of sediment suspended throughout it. Head is white and fades quickly, butt still leaves a good amount of lacing around the side of the glass. Aroma is floral, slightly citrusy, with an underlying sweetness. Taste is very bitter, definitely a palate-wrecker. A tropical fruityness is present underneath the bitterness, and helps to smooth out the residual bitterness. Despite the extreme bitterness, this beer is quite smooth.
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at O’Hara’s, 20150307) The beer poured golden and nearly clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had resin, pine, grass and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, grass, resin, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A somewhat thin brew and beacuse of that too harsh as well.
That1Guy (2005) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle says enjoy by 24 Apr 2015. Not like a Stone gimmick, but just as a tiny date code. Pours a bright golden with a white head that sticks around for a bit. Fruity and pungent hop aroma. Very hop-forward in the aroma and flavor but not overpowering and no indication of the abv except for the euphoria experienced after a while. Damn fine stuff.
Maris (1088) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 5/3/2015. Pours a clear light golden with a smallish white head. Looks as much like a pale lager as a double IPA. Doesn’t smell like a lager though. The nose is lovely - strong, floral and fruity, with a touch of caramel in there. Lots of caramel caramel malt hits you on taking a sip, along with big dollops of peach and apricot, and honey. The hops are firm and grapefruity, but perhaps a touch subdued for the style. They linger in the background, though the sweetness ultimately prevails here. The palate is quire syrupy and the carbonation is average. A very enjoyable DIPA.
BenOver (139) - SLOVENIA - MAR 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pungent hoppy aroma. Pours with medium head, fuzzy redish. Taste is excellent! Very well balanced with a not so dry finish.
Beer4000 (4839) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cardinal. Almost clear golden body with a medium sized, dense and lacing off-white head. Aroma has mild citric fruit, peach, grapefruit, pine and some grass. Flavor is medium malty, citric fruity, grassy and relatively bitter. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. Totally OK, but not as impressive as expected. Maybe the bottle is a bit old?