HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Honey colored pour, moderate lacing. Apricot nose. Taste is hoppy resin, apricot, and mango. Medium mouthfeel. Much lighter drinking than it should be at 10% ABV. Clean. bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Poured from bomber. Didn't expect the clarity to be this high. Only had a pine and a hop nose to me. Sweet citrus hop mouthy feel that left a resin taste at the end. Cool beer. Searching for this on tap...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
650 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Bottle lists the abv as 10%. looks good; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and hoppy. Nice and lit on the palate for a 10% beer. Enjoyable, but not as good as Sculpin. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at old grove. Pours a bright light orange with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and sweet malts. Taste is of citrus peels (a lot of orange) pine resin, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and a little alchool. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, pretty bitter, crisp finish. Overall, a tasty dry hopped version of Dorado. MattSweatshirt (9) - - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2012 Total Score: 4.3
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy off white head with some nice looking bubbles. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, pine, tropical fruits, some sweet malts, and some caramel malts. Taste is of intense citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, and orange), pine resin, tropical fruits (pineapple and mango, sweet malts, and some nice caramel malts. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, oily mouthfeel and a semi dry, long, bitter finish. overall, a tasty DIPA that hides its ABV very well and it surprisingly drinkable.
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Pours a orange body(sick clarity) with a nice two finger white head. Looking good for an IPA.
Lots of hoppy goodness going on in the aroma. Sweet orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, and lime. There is a touch of malt peeking through with bread and caramel.
Big ol’ bitter grapefruit juice flavor. Lime, pine, caramel sweetness, and some alcohol that hides fairly well but takes its toll towards the end of the bomber. 4
The mouthfeel seems bigger than most big IPA’s. Drinks smooth with a medium-low amount of carbonation. This big beer is a surprisingly easy drinker.
There are good aromas and flavors but it just doesn’t pop like such a huge beer should. It is still pretty awesome.
Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours bronze with white head and little lacing. Citrus and some pine on the nose. Taste is about the same with some serious bitterness on the tongue.
wlajwl (6738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Aroma is pine, citrus/orange, lightly spicy and malts. The flavor is orange/citrus, a hint of orange pulp in the texture, syrup/sweetness notes and mix of hop resin, bitterness and tangy in the finish. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Snifter on tap at Tap House, $5.50. Totally hazy dark orange-red color. Decent thin off-white head and lace at first, but it fades to just a couple dots, eventually. More of a malt-forward aroma than I was hoping for. Maybe this isn’t a fresh keg? Lighter, more crisp carbonation, though a bit soft, too. Bitter taste. Moderate, but not ruinous bitter taste. Light sweet in the finish, too. Dry texture. Caramel malt. Some bruised orange citrus. Little zest. Not much in the nose, some rersin. Not too much alcohol bite in the finish for 10%, but the taste prevents this from being called "drinkable". Overall, a pretty disappointing DIPA... Nothing like Sculpin, don’t expect that 6/3/7/3/12 neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Re-rate 4/12/15, on tap at Dutch’s: It was evident from the first sip I took of this that this is something completely different from what i tasted at Tap House. Either the keg was bad/way old, or the lines were awful I’m thinking. Up front, there is a very big resiny hoppy kind of fruity aroma, caramel malt, sort of toasty, big piney hop. Pours an orange color, with a good thin off-white head, leaving great thicker lace. Bigger bitterness, light to moderate sweet, with a nice mild heat in the finish that works well with the long hoppy aftertaste. Bigger body, kind of mildly slick. Lighter kind of soft carbonation. A fantastic hoppy potent yet balanced double IPA, overall.
On tap at the brewery in San Diego, served in a tulip. Pours clear amber with a large beige head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of pine and resin, along with flowers and biscuity malts. The flavour is intensely bitter throughout with big resin, pine and flowers. There are also mild biscuity malts, but these are overpowered. The finish is long and hoppy but not excessively. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a great double IPA with a huge dose of California style hop bitterness. 2013-03-22 NeuroPliny (246) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 On tap at Ballast Point Brewery. Orange-amber pour with light head. Bold California IPA citrus and pine sap for both the aroma and flavor. California IPA bitterness throughout on a background of sweet malts with excellent balance.