Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours very clear light orange color with big bubble 1" head. Head holds on really well with nice lacing. Smells very hoppy with nice floral aroma, and also pick up some nice citrus. Taste is citrus and hop with great heat form the alcohol. Also taste honey which I think gives is a smoother finish than some other dbl IPAs. Mouthfeel is complex with big bitter form the hop and citrus to sweetness form the honey. Beer is silky and well carbonated.
Overall, I just love this beer. The only knock for me is the price limits me to only a couple six packs a year. But on the other hand it is a treat to have and maybe I enjoy each one that much more, because I'm not buying a case. This is a beer I don't save, the fresher the better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HuskerTan (1947) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Weak, bland, citrus.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Honey, citrus, mild bitterness.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Quite frankly, this might be one of the most overrated beers Iíve had. It wasnít bad by any means at all, but it seemed pretty mundane. A decent amount of honey and sweetness but no bitterness at all for a DIPA and certainly didnít taste 10%.
Hopmaestro (1501) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is floral and really piney. I guess thereís ludicrous amounts of hops in here. Heavy resin curls your nose hairs. Taste is at first a little laidback, and I began to wonder what was going on, and then it hits you. Really bitter and resinous, and it wonít stop. Still, at the same time itís rounded and a little sweet. Long bitter finish with a boozy sting.
balloonbuffoon (26) - - FEB 25, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 12floz can (01.16.17 canning date) purchased as a single for $5 (St. Louis area and have had on a number of other occasions in years past - bottle and draft), to an oversized snifter. An earthy orange nose accents the cloudy glow of this beer contents. I can tell this is pretty fresh, since this becomes bit of a sweet syrup bomb with some age (still very good IMO). It has a full palate with a dominate semi-sweet grapefruit flavor. The bitterness tends to linger in the mouth, which may compliment certain food pairings. What these pairings may be, I donít know. Overall very good. Yet something I donít get too worked up about, and get when it presents itself at the appropriate time.
jbethea (6) - Summerfield, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been hearing about this for a long time before I was able to find the last can at a local ABC. Truly delicious DIPA. If u really love this I would reccomend trying Twist of Cane from Tomoka Brewing if u can get it in your area. Hopslam is maybe a little more complex with the honey while ToC is sweetened with sugar but has a better, fizzier mouthfeel.
MCShann (11) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (1096) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated the í17 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 yearís being more hop forward but still one of my absolute favourite beers.
Anova167 (355) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 thatís 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!!!