drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Hmmm. How do I explain another overly hopped, could use some more balance beer. The reason this beer is so coveted is because it is so hard to find. I think IPAs like Hopslam have more balance but given it’s easier to get a hold of, it doesn’t had the same aura.
Give it a shot…definitely worth it if you can….i just find it’s undifferentiated from the plethora of IPAs on the market today. juiceisloose (1491) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
16 oz can courtesy bytemesis. This one pours a slightly hazy, glowing orange color that is topped by a small head of eggshell colored foam that quickly recedes and leaves streaks of lace behind. Just a couple of floaties in there too. The aroma is very tropical from the hops showing notes of grapefruit, mango, orange, and stone fruit atop a toasted bread malt base. The flavor follows suit with the tropical fruit, grapefruit, and orange up front followed by a touch of pine and a hint of honey sweetness to go with the toasted bread malt. The hops are the star here as they pack a flavorful punch of and bitterness. There is a nice balance though with all the flavors without getting overly bitter. Nearly full bodied and smooth with balanced carbonation that leads to a drying finish with some residual hop bitterness in there. This is certainly a really good double IPA and well deserving of the praise, but I don’t know that it’s the best double IPA out there. coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pine and tin aroma with a stale background (probably my fault) golden hazy color(I know I’m suppose to drink it out of the can but it’s already in a glass) Dry bitter off the bat with a slightly citrus funk after taste. Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
My first Heady. Thanks, Andy! No idea how fresh or not my can is, but it?s working just fine for me. Wonderful aroma, grapefruit and dank hops. Really amazing smell, actually. Taste almost as amazing. Really flavorful and hoppy, bright, but not overpowering. Just so tastefully crafted. boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
16oz. can! This one pours a cloudy darker golden color. There a few floaties in there. Small white head that doesn’t linger long but does leave some lacing. Big nose of hops, hops and more hops! Grapefruit is the main contributor. Maybe some pineapple, peach and orange in there too. Nothing else making past the hops. The taste is good. Not nearly as bitter as you think it might be. Nice rounded flavor, fairly bitter, but there is a touch of sweetness hiding in there. Grapefruit and pine hops, with a strong malt body behind it. I’d say it definitely lives up to the hype. Now to get some more...
Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Can thanks to Matt, drank from the can so I can’t comment on appearance. Aroma is super fresh and zingy, with buckets of citrus and pine. Taste is down a similar line, with enormous, incredibly fresh hop bitterness - again citrus is at the fore, with pine and some lighter tropical fruits present too. There is still a disguised but present malt backbone there. Finish is lively, crisp, dry and with a lovely lingering citrus aftertaste that lasts forever. Gorgeous beer, one of the best I’ve ever had! JefVerstraete (3351) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Thanks Bursprak! Drank it from the can. Soft carbonation. Overwhelming aroma of fresh hops. Very fruity (citrus, tropical fruits). Light sweet with very bitter aftertaste. This is very good! koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 16 oz can in a trade. Thanks Moy! The pour is a little light for my liking in a solid double. The light gold had a beautiful head, and offered some lovely lacing. Don’t worry, I didn’t pour all of it out, just a little. The aroma is extraordinarily hoppy. There’s a gorgeous citrus and pine note. It’s simple, and yet amazing. The flavor is a strong hoppy bitterness followed by a nice piney dryness, and a wonderful grapefruit-esque finish to it. The mouth feel is incredible. Thin, but yet creamy and then really dry. The aftertaste is lingering, dry, bitter and hoppy. This is just a phenomenal double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tambrico (50) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a hazy peach color with thin white head. Smells floral with citrus and pine. Tastes very citrusy and piney, but low on the sweet fruit flavor. Hops are present but subdued which was nice to see. Very balanced, and VERY drinkable for a DIPA. I can see where all the hype comes from. This beer feels like it is a finely tuned machine, or a work of art. It feels cohesive and intentional in a great way. However, personally speaking, while I appreciate the superior quality of this beer I have had IPAs that I’ve liked better for whatever reason, like Ruination. That’s not to say I don’t like this though. And for sure I will buy some more when I get the chance to get my hands on it again. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Couldn’t resist, had to pour it. Hazy amber/orange pour with a white head. Aromas of tons of citrus peel, and lots of floral notes, with some slight pine. Flavor is a wonderful balance of hops and malts not overly bitter but plenty of hoppy goodness. Crazy smooth and very drinkable. This lives up to all of the hype. So freakin good! Props to Drewbzzz for the can! Thanks man!