tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is deeper gold with a white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of big citrus, floral hops, caramel malt. Taste is bitter citrus: tangerine, pineapple, resin, caramel/toffee malt, light booze. Palate is soft, oily, long bitter finish. Very good.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up in a trade. Very stoked to try this very highly sought after beer.
A - Beautiful copper and gold colored beer. Excellent clarity and really gorgeous. Half a finger of head was produced on a moderate pour. Nothing too impressive in that regards. The beer has solid lacing on the glass each swirl.
S - Nice big hop profile. Lots of pine, hop resin, citrus fruits like lemon and tangerine. Very fruity and very hoppy. Iím getting a solid degree of dry hops as well. Smells exactly as a DIPA should.
T - Whoa. Gigantic hop explosion, lots of bitterness and very mind blowing. Iím getting loads of hops on the front and back of the tongue. Thereís a nice malty taste at the back of my tongue, lots of citrus on the front.
M - 90% carbonation on a mouth swish which opens up more of the citrus profile. Lingering hop resin is a bit hard to deal with though.
O - Itís like an amped up Hopslam or perhaps a bigger version of Heady Topper. It lacks the smoothness of Pliny or the drinkability of Daisy Cutter. Itís somewhere in the middle but wicked impressive.
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper brass with a webby white head. Nose is cat, caramel, orange, grapefruit and musk. Slick, oily, bitter yet cloying with a lingering buzz. Taste is onion grass, toffee, grapefruit peel and earth. Finishes dank with herbal spice and Old Spice. Quite hoppy but too feral, coarse and gritty for my taste.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of citrus, some fruitiness and some floral hopiness. Some resin. Tastes of citrus, some grassiness, toasted caramel, and fruity. Lighter alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with and courtesy of Tom. Pours a radiant orange with a thin white head. Plenty of shostring lacing. Aroma of fresh, crushed-up pineapple with some juicy hop, mago, and pine resin mixed in; this guy is a serious sniffer. Big, bold, delicous pineapple flavor with some very juciy, slightly bitter-sour clementine citrus in the finsh. Smooth, light, crisply-carbonated body with a bitter-sweet palate. This IPA is goddamn delicious, oily, and fresh-tasting. Try it man. Tasty.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet mango, tangerine, and orange peel aroma. I had a small sample of this shortly after its release. From a 22oz. sample I now smell those same aromas, but now with a touch of cat urine, which isnít necessarily a detractor. Shimmering amber, medium yellow head. Orange peel, pine, and tangerine flavor. Alcohol well masked. Delicious, varied, and a good level of bitterness, but a bit resinous. Extremely well hopped in both quantity and quality.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(1pt,6oz bottle) Poors a clear reddish-orange amber with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is very citrus-hoppy--a lot of orange, grapefruit, and some lemon. Aroma is sweet, too; hints of grass, pepper, and pineapple. Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated. Very bitter flavor, lots of citrus (again: grapefruit, lemon, some orange), and pepper. Fairly astringent mouthfeel. Sweetness is mild and only present for an instant up front before the bitterness takes over; and a hint of sweetness peaks its head in the finish before long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol comes through just a little. Itís good, a little ones-sided on the citrus-hops, but it does that part well. Edit: It improved as I drank it.
ekoerper (581) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas. Aroma: dank, resin, pine sap, grapefruit, touch of malt. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Flavor: grapefruit, pine, firm bitterness but not overly aggressive, just a hint of malt, basically a vessel for hops. Medium body and carbonation, nice brew.
Ovechkinator (18) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light golden amber with a thick white head. Big tropical and citrus fruit nose, tiniest bit of caramel malt in there as well. Taste is sweet, but more bitter than the aroma suggests. Very drinkable for the ABV, light to medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. Awesome local beer
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks man
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and citrus
Taste: Fruity, grapefruit and grassy
Wow, very nice and well balanced