snownirvana (70) - - MAY 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter from bottle. A: beautiful, simcoe, slight pine, simply wonderful. App: gorgeous gold with a very slight amber hue. One finger, cream white head and nice lacing T: slight malt and sweetness, hops come through in the middle, and the finish is strong, bitter hoppyness with a coriander hint. P: full of crisp, firm bubbles from start to finish with a long lasting finish of dry, top hopping.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… WPB Town Hall Meeting 2012… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, eggshell-colored head. Good retention. The olfactory highlights are dank, grapefruity and peppery hops. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. Quite bitter, but pleasant and flavorful. Lots of citrusy and biting grapefruit rind. Finishes bitter, astringent and tongue-numbingly dry. Williamsburg seldom fails to impress. Bottle courtesy of ksurkin!
Tmoney99 (11219) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capones. Poured a clear orange/amber body under a bubbly white head of average size. Aroma of juicy citrus rind, dough, lemon grass, lemon zest and grains. Fuller bodies with a syrupy mouthfeel and softer cabonation and light bitterness and some sweetness to finish off the aftertaste. Flavor of juicy wet hops, sweetness, citrus, tropical fruits, a touch of caramel and molasses, dough. This was beer of the night hands down.
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark tan with nice head that ligers.@nosebis centenial and columbus. first sip is nice with lemon and citrus peal. finish is tart clear with lemon and lime
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch #2 apparently) via a trade. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized and lasting lightly off-white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are hoppy, citrus, resin, pinesol, lightly earthy, nutty. Mostly hop character but medium caramel like and nutty/grainy malt character poke through a little bit. Clean and dry smelling. Flavors are malty, biscuity, pine, resin, citrusy, lightly grassy. Very restrained hop presence. Not too sweet, in fact its nicely dry. Could use quite a bit more of a hop punch though (and this is a very fresh bottle). Dry, medium booze, this seems to need more whirlpool and or dry hopping to make it a world beater. Still good and in the right direction.
b3shine (5966) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good and smells great; nice hoppy nose. Tastes good with a nice mouthfeel. A very solid DIPA.
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Caramel color with very little head. Big piney grapefruity resiny aroma. Flavor follows. Hop finish not as big and long as some but still pretty bitter and dry.
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by sloth. Bright orange in color, nice little head. Good nose... tropical fruits, some pine notes. Taste is a very well balanced DIPA... Light tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus, some piney. Dry with a nice malt presence. Alcohol was well hidden, I didnt know it was 9 percent unitl saw the content here. Body is light and very sessionable. Overall: Nice DIPA, thanks bert!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 2012 release, 22oz bottle thanks to ksurkin: Pours a clear deep golden brass with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh resinous hoppy nose with a lightly sweet malty backbone. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with ample sweetness and loads of juicy piney hops before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Great hop profile, yet well-balanced.