3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, roughly 2 months old. nose and flavor both just full of resin and orange oil and fruit gelatin and wood oil. caramel-heavy, resin-heavy pine sap and strong alcohol. medium-thick body, high bitterness, strong spice / oil / wood resin and alcohol in the finish with lingering spice cabinet character. definitely not worthy of top-10 double IPA placement, even affording a bit of improvement given freshness. the hops didn’t seem too faded, so I have to believe either people are getting something drastically different at the source or this just happens to be what people consider good double IPA.
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - lightly hazy copper - a little oxidation in the nose, but still seems fairly fresh, with a fair amount of grapefruit, lightly sweet malt - a fair amount of fusel alcohol comes through as it warms - flavor is medium sweet - a lot of retro nasal alcohol - burns in the finish - strongly resinous hops - grapefruit - very sweet in the finish - messy.
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Big thanks, Armin! Hazy, a bit reddish, orange appearance with an off white head. Somewhat resiny, quite rich grapefruity, tangy, herbal hoppy aroma. Somewhat toasty, rich grapefruit, lemon/orange citrusy, garlic, somewhat chewy flavor with some booze on the finish. Pretty good but not world class.
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle courtesy of RABinVA, Thanks!. this is a nice and hoppy nosed IIPA, the mouth is a little thick with a slightly sweet caramel finish, other than that its hops hops hops. nicely carbonated and well done.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Apricot aroma and taste. Clarity could be better. Wonderful palate that could use a little more bubbley.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
transparent gold-honey, thin white head. light. Nose is caramel sugar, clay, earthy. Flavor is orange, sweet and peely, sticky sugar and mint.
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This was the highlight of about 20 bottle a buddy and I drank this past weekend. Pours amber with a medium off white head. Smell is sweet orange and some mango. Tast is more tangerine and mango with some sweetness lingering. amber, medium yellow head. Orange peel, pine, and tangerine flavor. Mouthfeel is slick and the finish is very bitter and long. Hell of a beer this one was.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fresh citrus hop with light honey, touch of pine. Taste is loaded with citrus and resinous hops, light cotton candy. Very solid.
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks maniac. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, some melon, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, light catty. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Dmac for sharing this one. Pours out a nice, mostly clear copper color with a fading off white head. Aroma is of cat piss hops, lots of pine, citrus and sweet citrus notes. Taste is of really nice juicy hops, citrus, pine, some really nice tropical fruits, with a really nice, but flavorful punch of hops, really solid beers.