jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper w/ a white head. Aroma is sweet hops. Taste is very light & smooth for 9%. The hops are fairly subdued which makes this beer quite drinksbe but not really remarkable. Protypical double ipa.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 16, 2012 - on draught at Cole’s. Bright gold, bubbly, clear, with a smallish fizzy off-white head. Aroma of ... alcohol ... maybe sharp and floral Belgian yeast (ketone?). Taste - very nice, fruity and floral, not as boozy as it smells (it’s strong, but not huge). Light body, decent carbonation, dry, with a building back-palate bitterness, still left me with a Belgian IPA impression.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is a dark orangish copper with a light tan head. Nose is rather grainy, light doughy malt and some faint tropical fruit hops. Taste is lightly grained with notes of biscuity malt. It’s got a bit of sweet hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, some citrus. Rather smooth balance and very bitter dry finish. Well carbonated crisp and clean. Of course well attenuated and smooth.
HeadyDE (363) - Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft..amazingly hidden abv...no hint at all..very nicely done..paired well with food offerings..surprisingly easy to drink..a nice victory offering to be able to try on draft..quite session able....
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very strange fruity aroma that I think was pineapple. I don’t know how they got that but it grew on me. After a few sips I was hooked.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ the Inaugural Boulder IPA Fest. Titled "Victory Ranch Double IPA" so I’m not positive this is a correct spot for the review. Anyhow... Porus a clear orange appearance with an off white head. Woody, earthy, dull herbal aroma. Chewy, spicy, orange fruity flavor that’s a bit boozy.
tcane7 (1349) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the Brewery. Pours a clean dark amber with thick beige head and lacing. Notes of resin, pine, citrus, pineapple, caramel malt. Really fresh and delicious. Piney up front with a pineapple, citrus finish.
abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brew. Pours yellow amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is zesty with citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Finishes very clean with a slight hop bite.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small beige creamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and spruce. Flavor is spruce, herbal, pine needles, light caramel malt backbone. Light sweetness, medium bitter finish. Well masked ABV from start to finish. Nice one.
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Melt Bar and Grilled for $3. Cloudy like a hefe with lace and head. Sweet vanilla and fruity hop araom. Peach apple and caramel and vanilla sweet fruitiness with assertive piney grassy hop finish. Pretty good. Extremely complex, but not necessarily in a good way.