mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2013
A nice one. Many times with this style -- particularly at high ABV like here -- the flavor is way too resin-forward. No such issues here.
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Pours a clear orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit, orange peel, sweet pale malts and some pine. Taste is a big burst of tropical fruits, passionfruit, papaya, sweet caramel malts, light pine and a nice medium dry finish. Great balance with a smooth bitterness and flavor... Love this ipa! astanford (52) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
pale malt, strong hops, floral, citrusamber, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation, J_man (1017) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Strong fresh hop aroma coming off a clear golden orange body with a wispy white head. Astringent, pungent, resiny bitterness bombards the tongue with delicious grapefruit and citrus pith. Just as you think this it’s going to continue this bitter laceration, along comes a nice caramel and honey sweetness that pushes back against this assault. Ultimately the hops win this battle and lay down a palate scraping grassy, pithy dryness that lasts long after the sip is done. This is dangerously easy to drink and I think the hops are masking the 9.5% ABV. Even with that knowledge, I’m glad I only have 1 bottle right now since I’d be tempted to crack open another. Ibrew2or3 (8748) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22oz bottle pours clear copper with thin gold edges and a near white head of foam that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up lots of various hops with dank earthy hops, bold pine hops and some grapefruit hoppiness. The taste is similar with a moderate degree of dank spicy earthy hops quickly moving toward a firm level of pine and grapefruit hoppy goodness. Around the edges of this experience I get some malts and a touch of biscuit malts and a bit of floral hops. This has lots of various hops coming together in a pleasing harmony for me. Yum.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Bonber.. holy smokes this has head . Aparently one oz of beer equaks a glass of head.... anywsy.. cloudy orange poyr with clean orange fruit arona...taste is awesone.. good hopps..well balanced..pretty big fan of this stuff manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a orange red with thin off white head. Aroma is tar pine hops and malt. Taste is vibrantly bitter but with a lovely malt back. Alcohol well worked. Quite lovely. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
6th April 2013drjoeng (1358) - SINGAPORE - MAR 26, 2016
Cloudy dark amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is a great carbonation of soft and smooth but with good fine carbonation providing a nip. Lovely bittersweet pine hops, trace of mint. Underneath is good creamy malt with a touch of caramel. Finishes creamy soft with more piney hops, mostly sweet this time. Touch of fresh orange. Slight aniseed. Well joined up and super drinkable DIPA.
9.5%ABV. Double IPA.
Tapped out amber. 14ºSRM.
Nose has rich ripe citrus aroma spiked with some pine freshness. Sweet nose overall. Very inviting.
Mouthfeel is soapy, almost watery in front. Palate has sweet roasted malt flavor, you get maple syrup sweet, honey, graham cracker fullness. The palate is actually also rounded and has an almost umami body to it in the middle. Hops flavor is pine, grass, vegetal bitter of bitter melon, some resinous flavors as well. Aggressive hop palate.
Medium long finish with the bitter melon lingering at the back of the throat and slowly fading into a slighty spicy fresh citrus peel like feeling with the bitter, there is a bit of acid bite with a bit of numbness and a slightly oily texture to it.
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A great fruity aroma. This is definitely a double IPA. The flavor is good but the alcohol is obvious. A bit sticky, with a clingy finish. Still enjoyable.