beechner224 (823) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles hate thanks to dextercat. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of pine and grass. Taste is smooth, sweet, hoppy, earthy, nice. Pretty easy taster, nice.
DrewFace (939) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 for fbw...thanks a ton! Pours a lightly hazy orange color with off white head. Very nice blend of citrusy, piney and danky aroma. Huge hop flavor with sweet, malty balance....danky, citrusy, smooth hop flavor. Moderate bitterness is well balanced. Very tasty DIPA!
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - pours golden orange with burnt yellow highlights. Medium bodied head with decent lacing, circular and quickly diminishing. Picking up lots of fruit with some spice on the nose. Oranges with good citrus and yeast. Full bodied with lots of bittering at the end. Malt bill nicely balances out the hops for a long pleasing finish. Really decent. Big ups to Jordan for the hook up.
TylerGreenDC (490) - - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 On draft. Nice flame orange color. Not a lot else going on to justify that ABV. Lots of alcohol burn. I guess thereís some citrus present, but itís overwhelmed by the alcohol. I havenít any idea how this one pulls the ratings it does. A big meh.
phaleslu (7173) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle at RBWG, the Grand Tasting portion of the evening. Pours a clear, bright gold with almost no head. Notes of citrus fruits, florals, caramel and biscuit malts, grass, straw, honey, and earth. A hint of tropical and pine, but they didnít factor much into this one. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. This was a long-time want that I was thrilled to see show up, so it fell a bit short of my admittedly lofty expectations. Good DIPA, but didnít strike me as deserving of its world-class status.
MadRobin (2239) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear, bright amber with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Beautiful to behold.
Aroma of citrus, intense tropical fruit ;including mango, passion fruit and guava) and caramel.
Taste of bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
A delicious, citrusy tropical fruit salad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopznmalz (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Inch head forms giving away to a nice lacing.Light amber colr. Aroma of orange and pine. Citrus and pine stand forth with hints of earth. Alcohol warms the palate, but does not destroy the experience. This beer is the complete package for a DIPA.
GenDV138 (2713) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (dated 2/10/14) poured into a tulip. Pours a golden yellow color, almost amber. Half a finger of off-white head fades away into a thin ring. Aromas of dank hops, floral notes, grapefruit citrus, a bit of onion/garlic . Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, pine, floral notes, caramel, light onion/garlic. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Definitely one of my top East Coast DIPAs.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, at 8.3%Vol, as AleWerks Bitter Valentine, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Mike for bringing this fresh sample over!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/malty, balanced, clear, rocky head, very good brew
jbruner (2807) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a golden orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is a hoppy bomb, lots of new world zestiness. Taste is less than the nose, but still very nice. Would love a whole bottle of this to myself.