TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Misty orange brown with an off-white head. Nose is orange, toffee and grapefruit. Buttery medium body with a scratchy buzz. Taste is orange peel, caramel, grapefruit pith and pine sap. Easy drinking considering the ABV.
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For 9.5% this one turned out to be a pretty easy drinker. Citrus and minor tropical fruit notes dominate a medium sweet malt backing. Mouth was medium creamy. Really nice offering. Westbrook - you continue to impress.
ICEatALAMO (938) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is light and orange. The aroma is strong citrus hops, very good. The taste is nice and hoppy, little piney. Overall solid.
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50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Clear yellow pour with a faint white head. Citrus aromas, imagine my surprise. Citrus and tropical fruit hop notes. Good balance with enough malt to keep it honest. Good body and mouthfeel.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw body, delicate beady lace up top. Grapefruit galore hits the nose, same deal on my tongue. Bittersweet fruits, plenty of malt, creamy body, bitterness from the fruit and earthy hops massages the back of my throat after each sip. Solid, even if it's not my style of DIPA.
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pots clear orange with white head. Aroma is nicely citrus and not too over the top. Flavor is smooth and stupidly easy to drink. Nice caramel malt flavors to round things out a bit. Chewy citrus flavor and a burst of orange on the backe end. Much smoother than what in was expecting.
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium off-white head. Nose brings out loads of fresh grapefruit zest, loads of citrus, and a piney hop blast - wow, exquisite aromatics. Flavour brings out loads of juicy citrus fruits, grapefruit zest, and again, a huge piney hops blast. Very citrus, zesty and hoppy, with just enough malt backbone to hold it all together. The malt comes through as you drink more, with a touch of sweetness to balance the hops and everything else. Finishes dry, zesty and hoppy, with little astringency. Has quite a creamy full body which is unusual for the style, but it works well. A most wonderfully crafted IIPA.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, off white head. Nice aroma of pure lemon oil. Taste is balanced orange peel, lemon. Tasty.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange color with a huge bubbly white head. Wow, HUGE citrusy hops on the nose, mostly orange and grapefruit, and some subtle floral and pine notes. Not quite the taste I was expecting but still great. Almost creamy and not super bitter, the taste is almost entirely citrus comprised of orange and grapefruit with a little bit of mango in there too. There’s some nice sticky piney notes at the end, and the malt balances out the hops wonderfully. Very smooth and creamy almost, which is weird to say about a DIPA, but very delicious.
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange just after release. Color is yellowish gold with nice thick white head. Aroma is all citrus hops with strong grapefruit. Taste follows with strong citrus notes. High alcohol is nicely hidden by the malt and hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. The extreme citrus notes of this beer are really nice. Really good DIPA.