Gachupines (977) - USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with little to no white head. Aroma is light citrus hops. Flavor is slightly hoppy with a clean finish. Rated from a growler, remember it being a little more assertive at the brewery.
umich03jm (2319) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Howler from a trade. Clear gold pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Awesome aroma. Heavy dank hops, juicy pineapple, pine, juniper berries, weed, and grapefruit. Tastes very dank. Juicy malt and hops help tame the darkness. Weed, pineapple, and pine are the biggest flavors. Medium body. Ultra oily mouthfeel. Great DIPA.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Burnt orange pour with a white head. Big grapefruit hop aromas. The taste follows suit. Nice balance with a sturdy malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.
swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Wicked Weed, orangish pour, fuller mouthfeel. Resiny hops, tropical, tangerine, grapefruit. Enjoyable
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Big tropical fruits. Light sweetness. Amazing flavors. Excellent DIPA.
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: Draft at Topelo Honey Asheville, 12/31/14
Aroma: The aroma is tropical hops, plenty of pine/resin, and some caramel notes
Appearance: It is clear gold in color, with a bright white head, and some nice lacework
Flavor: This one has a great hoppy flavor, with a light sweetness, and a big, crisp bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied, the ABV is super well hidden, and it has a pretty dry finish
One of my favorites of the year comes on the final day. I drink a ton of IPAs (and DIPAs, and APAs, etc.), and I like a ton of them too, but only a few really standout as world class. This is an excellent beer. This stands out as world class.
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This classic Double IPA seduces with precise citrusy, tropical fruitiness perfuming a svelte, effervescent body, leading to resinous hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam stays atop the misty blond shine.
-This may be a textbook example, but it is right on the money with everything it does.
-This is amazingly drinkable for a brew this strength. A bit like Pliny The Elder.
-Pale malts are a very able supporting cast.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
Lubiere (10646) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden DIPA with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with good floral hops, resinous and piney, clover, classic. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with good resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and pleasant. On tap at brewery.
jrob21 (2761) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Appalachian vintner. Pours a straight up oramge with a quickly dissipating white head. Chewy fruit aromas and flavors. Orange tangerine some green apple. Great body and light sweetness. Tasty.
hunter112 (59) - Nanuet, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím a Northwest hop head, and this IIPA warms my heart. Yes, I know WW is famous for its sours, but FoN proves solidly that they are masters of other styles as well.
jredmond (5817) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a light golden orange body with faint haze and white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and tropical notes all the way through. No dank character at all really, more just fresh and juicy citrus/tropical fruits, melon, mango, pineapple and bright fresh hop. Super sessionable.