574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a cloudy toward murky amber with a thin off-white ring of head. A vigorous swirl gets it up to about a finger or so, settling to leave some fine splotches of lace. Nose involves prominent tropical fruit, citrus, resin, toffee and caramel, peaches and apricots, some bread dough. Pretty sweet flavor, decently bitter. Fuller body, softer carb, sticky and oily, a touch grainy, with a lengthy herbal fruity bitter finish. Digging the aromatics and flavor, but the palate is somewhat lacking and it isn’t much to look at. Best by 7-30-14, and it’s way before that, but it seems like its aged a bit. Decent, but not spectacular. MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
This is a beast. It’s a clear brown-orange colour with an off white head. Expect a 2 finger head at maximum. To the nose it is fruity and a slight tree-bark smell. To the tongue it packs an initial bitterness followed by a dark fruity taste, then back comes the bitterness mixed with that fruit again. There is then a slight taste of the alcohol as you would expect with a 9.2% abv. ferencmato (56) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with small off-white head, orangey even. Aroma is hops, floral and citrusy with honey and alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet at first, then powerful hoppy grapefruit kick, hint of salt. Full body and soft carbonation. Long bitter finish, nice and warming. Very enjoyable beer. IPAgutten79 (956) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Pours golden. Aroma is hops and sweet tropical fruits. Taste is pretty much the same, malt and hops. bitter aftertaste. tmoreau (4678) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter at Bigby’s Pour House in Addison, IL., displaying a murky, amber color with a modest, but persistent layer of off white, bubbly froth to the head, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was lightly floral, a touch of dankness, with sharp pine & grapefruit notes. The flavor offered strong hop bitterness that was earthy, rindy, and lingering, citrusy astringency, with some mineral hints, a touch of caramel sweetness, and decent, hop tempering malt. A lot going on to worry about the alcohol, which was ever present, but not boozy.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Aroma is a piney hop smell. Appearance is a murky bronze with a tan frothy head. Taste is piney hop bitter that finishes dry and bitter. Palate is hoppy, but not too much. Overall, a great ipa. Will buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Fancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
An assault of tropical dank fruits and ethanol tones on the nose. Hella strong. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Amber hue, with a half cm head which sticks around until you’ve drained the glass.
The taste is a brilliant balance of sweetness, syrup, alchohol and a chewy, tropical fruitiness, with a little malt thrown in for good measure. You could almost bite into this beer.
The mouthfeel is syrupy, with little carbonation and a sublimely warm and soothing boozy quality.
Winner of a beer.
Bottle from Canal’s. Pours a nice dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma is white grapefruit, citrus zest, some dank resiny hops and a mild grainy note to it. Taste is a solid punch of bitterness, grapefruit, citrus rind, a mild touch of pine and some signs of alcohol lingering around, maybe a note or two of sweet toffee also. Solid effort. Avatar (87) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 30, 2013
pretty bitter with very metalic aftertaste. Darkish copper in colour. Low head. nazzty (1377) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Aroma is fruity and citrus when taking deep breath.
Alcohol taste pulls down the assessment on an otherwise well-hopped brew that also gives the malt a good space. Bitter bomb that may molars to bounce.