hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Cloudy, deeper amber pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spicy hops, citrus, and some floral hops. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and pine. Overall, alcohol content well hidden.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Can: Aroma of hops, citrus, crystal malt, grapefruit, and slight caramel. Poured orange in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, and a few large, particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, citrus, grapefruit, light pine, and a hint of resin. Medium body. Lightly tingly, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, malt, citrus, pine, slight resin finish is slightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep golden orange pour thin white head little soapy with light sticky lacing ... aroma of bitter citrusy rindy hops and floral, with some caramel malts .... taste is bitter citrusy rindy and floral hops little sugary, lots of caramel malts with a malty backbone light biscuit .... finish is dry and bitter .... would be an average ipa
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can 12/13/11 (Courtesy of TerryR)-44° in Snifter-Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a stwo finger loose tan head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and more hops. Taste of hops, malt, citrus, and more hops. This full bodied brew is pretty darn tasty and seems to be pretty well balanced.
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pour at Jake Melnick’s Charity Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed darker amber pour, some fire on the edges, with a small frothy head that dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are a healthy citrusy grapefruit, rushes of lemon and florals, some grass, very fruity grapefruit dominated nose with touches of biscuits, pale malts, bread. A bit sticky. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a decent (fairly strong for a cask) bitterness up front and grapefruit, lemons come into the fold with florals, grass, touches of pale malts, bread, touch of toast hits the middle. Overall, the grapefruit element grows slowly into the finish, ending with a decent to stronger bitterness, dry and inviting on a lighter bodied beer. Grapefruit is the theme here, albeit not overpowering, just a bit of a simple hop profile. Finish is a touch thin, with some decent bitterness and lingering hops. Dry and grapefruit dominated. I enjoyed it, it was fresh, albeit the cask probabkly quashed some of the strength here. Pretty nice.
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with some light citrus notes. The flavor has citric and floral hops with some sweet malty notes. Not bad.
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - small foamy head, dark amber color, nice hop flavor with a good malt backing
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark dirty orange brown pour a little carbonation and a medicinal hop aroma. Flavor is heavy malt, syrupy subdued bitter oranges and hops and some noticeable alcohol. Not bad, but there are more enjoyable DIPA’s for the money.
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I find this a tad overrated. Nice orangy pour with frothy off white cream head. Citrus and floral nose. The hops are actually too hoppy. They drown out all the malt which is there but undetectable due to the hops. rather than complementing the malt, the hops completely kill it.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can supplied for trick-or-treating by ck1 - thanks bro! Aroma has fresh sweet citrusy fruit, in spades. Some hoppy grassy blend and some pine, but fresh fruit. Taste brings pineapple, mango (I always think mango, at least) and pine. Finishes sweet and a bit syrupy. Very nice and surprising! A different take on a double ipa with the flavors. ck1 thought far superior to having it on tap.