jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with amber hue big white head that fades leisurely leaving excellent lacing... Piney fruity dry very hoppy aroma stone fruits, fairly spicy... Flavor profile matches the aroma intensely, more pine that stonefruits... Lively medium body dry finish...
crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a clear amber with a foamy white head.
Luckily though it is decently old (for an IPA) the smell is still there. It is definitely hinting more malty though. There is some sweet tropical notes and some citrus rind. The malt is sweet smelling with some bread and caramel.
The flavor is nice. Good hop flavors with a biting bitterness, it has no shortness of that. But I think the hops could be a bit better, more of a slap of citrus. This one is more of a pine one which I like, but it isnít really complex. The malt isnít as prevalent in the flavor but leaves a bit of a balancing sweetness.
I have some chili johnís cooking, this is going to be a perfect pair.
PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Bradís tasting at with friends at home. Pours a honey vopper, medium to high carbonation with awesome lacing web patterns. Head was on the smaller side, maybe a half a finger. Aromas of cheesy hops, nelson, pineapple, resin funk. Taste is bitter and tropical hop oils with endless floral, and fruity hop undertones. Finishes nice and bitter on the tongue. Refreshing and amazing IPA. In my top 3 of the last year next to heady topper, and lagunitas sucks holiday. Find this, Try this. Tasty man.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of hops, hop oil, resin, citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and mango. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Very slightly hazy. Not sparkling at all. Flavor is medium bitter and heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, resin, citrus, grapefruit, hop oil, and grass. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, hop oil finish is heavily bitter and dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by James on his 30th bday. Holds shit this is good. Clear pale golden Orange pour with ring of offwhite head. Some sticky head. Delicious green and resinous and bitter. Hits all the right notes, without going across the line of being unbalanced. No indication of 9% abv. Lingering bitter finish is very pleasant. This is definitely one of the better dipas Iíve ever had.
RABinVA (729) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Updated rating now that Iíve tasted 3 different batches over the last year or so. Seems to have really hit the mark with this latest (Feb. 2013) batch.
------- one really took me by surprise. Perfectly balanced, beautiful citrusy aroma with the perfect amount of bite. Pours a lighter than most DIPAs but packs just as much punch.
daknole (7211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Thanks to ksurkin for this gem. Pours such a deep and remarkable copper-gold color. Fragrant and rich hops explode from the glad, citrus, resin, grassy. Flavor is amazing. Such complexity and hop flavor without any excess bitterness. Oh hell yes.
portableparty (1617) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from watson1977 (THANKS!!). Pours clear amber with a nice soapy white head that fades to a wispy film and sudsy collar. Aroma is bright and clean orange peel and piny citrus hops. Taste is so smooth and clean with a great citrus piny bitter hops and gentle caramel that balances everything very nicely. Palate is medium and smooth with a dry chalky finish. This is one of the best Double IPAís I have had.
DalzAle (1756) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by portableparty! Clear dark orange pour, soapy carbonation and an aroma of fresh oranges and a little hops. Flavor is clean soapy orange hops, very light malt to balance it out and finished fruity and dry with a hint of bitters. God damn, fucking awesome.
polomagnifico (1111) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!! Aroma has huge notes of fresh citrus, tropical fruits, flowers, caramel, toasted malts and some light herbs. Great hop monster! Medium/dark amber orange hue with an average off-white head that left good lace. Flavor is very heavy bitter and heavy sweet. Palate is full bodied and watery soft/average. Overall a wonderful IIPA. The best Iíve had in quite some time! Fantastic brew on every level!