MCShann (18) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
While this is not the beer for me, I can see why so many are drawn to it. Well crafted and superbly balanced. Hoppy from front to back! krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Nice great pine citrus sawdust aroma. Slightly hazy gold frothy creamy head. Nice acidic bitterness mellowed by the ultra creamy head. Leaves a lasting bitter stain. ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Great balance. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head. Notes of oranges, caramel, fresh air, brown sugar, and citrus rind. HenrikO (35) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Rated the ’17 release on two occasions, once when the beer was about 3 weeks old, another time at 6 weeks old. Aroma is heavy resin, medicinal, herbal, not as strong as last year if memory serves. Beautiful clear dark amber color, thin head that remains. Taste is hoppy cough syrup (in a good way), citrus, earthy, pretty noticeable honey, boozy, ends on a strong aromatic (spicy?) bitterness. I remember last year’s being more hop forward but still one of my absolute favourite beers. Anova167 (371) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Beautiful orange pour out of the can with a thick white head that coated the glass. Huge dank aroma with grapefruit. Almost astringent. Flavor is initially very fruity, maybe a hint of berry, followed by big grapefruit bitterness. Finishes dry and fruity. A great one
gottone (2) - - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
Poured Super Bowl Sunday from 12 oz. can; thanks Total Wine! Aroma (not overpowering) of pine and citrus, slightly dark straw color with small amount of foam. Taste is out of the park good; the honey tamps down the hops and that’s the main taste, but again not overpowering some malt body and some alcohol. A dangerous 10 % beer, would not recommend having 2 or more at a time for sure! A wonderful example of a double IPA and for me, a top 3 commercially made best beer on earth! Round up score to 4.8!!! egg (391) - USA - FEB 11, 2017
Slightly hazy amber with a soft white head. Nose is classic dipa. Orange, copper, floral. Taste is orange, spice, pine, resin, booze, floral, burnt citrus. Good stuff
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cobaink2 (690) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Little thin but then once you let it set in the hop punch really lets go. A bit of botanicals and sweetness. It’s a bit disappointing considering the elusiveness.
stephen57 (36) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bought 6 pack 12oz cans(18.99 plus tax) @ Kroger’s grocery store in Midlothian,Va on 2/8/17. Surprised to find it there! Poured a deep golden color and right away the hops and sweet honey came out! Very very subdued beer with the hops coming across your tongue in stages and the honey rounding out the edges! Very balanced with the malts lying underneath but noticeable! Not smack it your face as the name suggests! Otherwise a Great IPA!! Only setback is the price point - 18.99!!! There are other IPA’S for less. Bell’s has to consider that other beers has past this beer! GGreat beer but time has caught up! 1st time drinking this and even I know this! MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Poured from 32 oz. "Crowler" can.
Clear, honey-cold with a 4-finger off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of mango, peaches, tangerine, pineapple, honey, forest duff and floral hops.
Taste of tangerine, peaches, pineapple, resin, mangos, caramel, cloves and floral hops.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation with a silky mouthfeel.
Fruity, complex and delicious. Each sip brings more flavor to explore.
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