b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (849) - 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 (1490) - 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 (7129) - 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.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium statured off white head with good retention and lace. Clear, copper/orange color. Nose jumps right out at you with citrus and light pine, hint of tropical fruits and some dankyness. Body id medium, lil oily sticky on the palate, soft carbonation. Fairly dry malts hangin behind some sweet and resiny hops, fruity, grapefruit, leafy and faintly perfumy. A tad bit resiny also. Nice juicy bitter finish. A fair quaffer. Better than expectyed. Props to Bim for the bomber!
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear golden copper with a small off-white head. Nose bursts of tropical fruit, with passion fruit, pineapple and mango, citrus hops, bitter orange and grapefruit peel, and sweet caramel malt. Flavour also bursts of the same tropical fruits, but amplified with truckloads of hops -- begins with mango, pineapple and passion fruit, resinous and citrus hops, and a nice caramel malt backing. Extremely full-bodied with the tropical fruits and citrus hops scorching the palate to perfection. Masterpiece of a IIPA.
nimbleprop (4155) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a bright orange with a creamy, white head. Nose is musty, pine, grapefruit, flowers, honey, earthy, onion patch. Flavor is sweet, bitter, heavy orange, light honey, spicy, pine needles, grapefruit. Full bodied, bitter, refreshing finish.
jredmond (4879) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with pat and vin. Pours a light hazy orange amber with frothy white head. Aroma is fresh grapefruit and light hop. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, a bit muted but some fresh citrus fruits.
jeff789 (1401) - 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 (6124) - Illinois, 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.