GSH1976 (218) - Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, light orange with off white head. If I look close enough I see lots of very small particles floating around. Aroma is yeast, some spice, alcohol and pine (I think). I am a little congested but the hoppiness isn’t very strong in the nose. This smells more like a Belgian than a DIPA but once I take a sip the hops are immediately evident. The taste is bitter but there is a little sweet malt hiding in there somewhere but the bitterness takes over and lingers for a while. Medium bodied. Decent beer but I prefer the west coast style.
mstrcrwly (543) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this 2 yrs ago and forgot to rate it..golden pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus fruits,pine,resin..sticky,sweet,hoppy..kind of an amped up version of Hop Devil.
Stuu666 (5595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is resinous, pine, caramel, taste is quite fruity and juicy, bitter.
aumentm (288) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hop wallop is a cool story and this golden beer is alot of fun. This beer is bold and adventures. Not a late bloomer. Great aroma.
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(from notes) - served in pint glass
A - hazy yellow/orange capped with medium eggshell head. Head has modest retention. Ample, fine carbonation.
Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Mild aroma for style and taste.
T - "Hop Wallop"? Yes, but amply tempered with a generous load of caramel malt. Has bitter (lemony grapefruit) hop finish and aftertaste true to style. Pronounced citrus and pine notes to hops.
M - brisk and a bit tingly; medium body;
D - a good sipper, although I notice it is disappearing rather quickly; a good session beer too, but watch out for that 8.5% ABV which is not obvious via aroma or taste.
Nordcore (1106) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Yellow, hazy with a white head. Soft hoppy aroma with some orange sence. Light bittersweet with a soft hoppy end. bb. 23.07.2014, tested 01.09.2014.
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"no doubt i had a bad one, even though the date on the label had not passed...but the spoiled version is all i have to go on. too bad...Storm King was really good, and I just finished an Alesmith IPA & wanted to compare. This one smelled spoiled & skunky, although there was still a hint of the choice hops that were there, it actually looked good on the pour...even if the head was a little much. Body was nice too, but since it was bad, the flavor made it so i only wanted one swig. not available anywhere near Reno, so I’ll rerate if i ever find it again. Man...i’d planned on sampling Green Flash IPA, but this spoiled crap ruined my palate for the night! rerate from a spoiled 2.3... got a good batch this time. got a touch of skunk in the nose before the hops, but maybe it was in my head. it disappeared when i poured. thinner but smoother than i was expecting. quite hoppy and complex, but not a huge 2ipa, which i guess is both good and bad. solid, grapefruit hops. very very smooth. 9/09 same on tap."
GreatDane1632 (682) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 18 Jul 2011 -- A nice IPA. Hops are slightly underwhelming, mostly bittering. Not much flavor and aroma hops.
eManu (476) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from a 33cl poured a hazy golden body with a nice creamy off-white head that staid some time. Aroma is wonderful, hops, candy, spices and flowers. Flavors of malts, floral, sweet and herbal hops, slightly spicy, peppery. Alcohol, bitterness, nice strong body. Nice strong complex flavors, long lasting bitter taste in mouth, very enjoyable. Great Brew.
vikingguy (880) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold with big foamy head and lots of sediment. Resinous hop aroma. Taste- first thing noticed is the sweet fruity malt. Tropical fruit. Hops hit you next...piney and resinous. Just a tad soapy. Overall, very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bosco (205) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some burnt toast bitterness up front with a quick bitter finish.
Sharp carbonation, thin palate, no complexability.
$1.66/12oz bottle at Publix