DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the Blarney Stoneís Solstice Fest, Oak Forest. Cloudy amber color with a fruity hop smell. Simply tastes quite full of IPA goodness, but also plenty of malts to make for a pleasing balance. Lots of pine and a bit of apricot in the hop palate.
commonmac (445) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in a tulip glass at Kaseyís Tavern in Chicago. Beautiful deep color meets expectations of a double IPA. Not overly hoppy on the nose or palate. This one kind of grows of you like a band starting out with some stuff from a new album that the crowd hasnít showed up to see. In the end, a solid representation of the style and worthy of a post-Lolla celebratory spot.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pour is a hazy gold with quickly dissipating head. Nice floral hops, not overly flavorful but solid. Good beer.
GJF (1288) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Lincoln Wine Bar. Small white head. Amber body. Malty aroma with some grapefruit. Flavor is sweet to start. Followed with some grapefruit, toasted malt, sticky hop finish.
kerenmk (2652) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can with a skeleton! BBOTM. Hazy deep amber with beige head. Citrus, tangerine, some orange marmalade and sweet paprika aroma,bitter, a littledry and oniony taste. Full bodied, long, citrus peel aftertaste.
unclemike (2330) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dirty and hazy amber, Nice aroma of resin hops but a little sharp, citrus undertone with a strong malt backbone. Moderate body and carbonation, little bit of initial sweetness but becomes bitter and grows more so. Leaves a nice blend of resin hops and malt. Good.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma has a nice hop influence- a little fruity. Taste is hop dominant- light fruit. 8% alc. is well hidden. Hops are not over powering. Nice lacing.
edwardbass (571) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I got a bad 4 pack at a local grocery store not known for itís craft beer. I need to listen to my buddies advice "donít buy craft beer at a store that doesnít turn lots of it over". OK, my bad, and wow was this bad. Not a HINT of IPA in this. Malty sweet, very very little bitterness. Blech. If I see this at a different, more reliable store, Iíll try it again, since Iím a fan of citrus and floral hops.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Drop Off, N.Y., June 1. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Nice aroma of fruity hops, citrus and tropical fruit. Big hoppy flavour, quite fruity, along with a bit of alcohol and a finish that is only slightly harsh. Medium bodied. I quite liked this.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can poured into a goblet.
Cloudy amber-orange with a small off white head.
Piney hops aroma with some peach candy, onion, grass and cookies.
Juicy hop flavor (though a bit stale) with sweet malts, caramel and canned fruit (apricots).
Full body, highly bitter, soft carbonation and could be cool when fresh.