snownirvana (70) - - MAY 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter from bottle. A: beautiful, simcoe, slight pine, simply wonderful. App: gorgeous gold with a very slight amber hue. One finger, cream white head and nice lacing T: slight malt and sweetness, hops come through in the middle, and the finish is strong, bitter hoppyness with a coriander hint. P: full of crisp, firm bubbles from start to finish with a long lasting finish of dry, top hopping.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Beau @RBWG-JAX-offwhite-gold. A-resin/pine, some med malt. T-resin/pine/some citrus rind hop bite, 2nd lt/med malt-caramel.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Resin, Piney, Mild Oranges
T: Resin, Piney, Oranges
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Dry, Bitter
Overall, a really decent DIPA with a solid hoppy backbone, great drinking.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/17/2012. From bottle. Big hoppy aromas with caramel, pine, citrus and everything needed to be up there with the best. Excellent balance and complexity. Bitter finish that just sticks around.
jake65 (2446) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a brownish copper color, rather hazy, topped with a creamy khaki head. Fair retention and modest lacing. Nose is really full of hops; citrus, tropical fruits, and resin. Sweetens up as it warms with more tropical fruit noticeable at room temp. Taste is hoppy, but not overdone. I get the citrus, grapefruit, and pine all together. Not too sweet, but not too bitter. Overall a well balanced hop bomb. Thanks to ygbtsm94 for sending this my way.
jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a local favorite..hops galore and malts help this become one of my favorite DIPA!
writerljberg (403) - Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz courtesy of ygbtsm94. Thanks!
A: Semi-opaque dark-orange body with a resting white foam on top. Some decent legs. Get some good head retention on this.
N: Tons of mandarin oranges, clementines, grapefruit, and mango. A little bit of peach. Some pine and thereís plenty of that sweet crystalized sugar. Very well dry hopped - very impressed.
T: Very well balanced. Plenty of bitterness mixed up with a sweet undertone. The citrus flavors shine through quite well. Perhaps not as strong or as bitter as some of the others in the style, but this fits my palate very well.
M: Very dry, resinous, and medium bodied.
O: Definitely up there with the best DIPAs for me. Iíll definitely finish this entire bottle and enjoy every sip. Every sip reveals a changing dimension.
Leighton (8639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the RBWG 2013 bus. Pours clear gold with a light, white froth head. This is a hop and booze bomb with tons of sweetness, lots of rich pine, earth. Big bitterness that really stays with you. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lingering resinous piney hop finish, sticky sweet sugars. Iíd like to try this one again at some point because it seemed pretty average to me.
tricyclist (470) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one hell of an IPA!!! Killer nose with plenty of pine and resin. Flavor follows with tons of pine and resin. Loads of hops and plenty of citrus with grapefruit. Great lighter medium body. Well done and worth the hype!
pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Amber with a slight reddish hue, slight biege head. Fairly bitter but muted resin hops, sweet malts, bit of tropical fruit. Mild+ carbonation, moderate+ body, slightly unbalanced bitterness, alcohol, becomes dry, resiny and malt finish,
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours grin the tap a beautiful amber with thick head. Smells floral and hoppy. Very hoppy flavor, some malt balance. Bit of salt and caramel. Somewhat sticky bitter finish.