jsporrer (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Pours a bright golden yellow with a foamy white head and plenty of lacing. Bold aroma of light pine, grass, and big juicy citrus. Lightly syrupy body. Starts smooth with a full mouth feel of juicy citrus, herbal grass, and a light bitterness.Smooth warm finish with a nice lingering aftertaste. Not harsh or too bitter. Refreshing and very enjoyable. superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/12/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 8.3%. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Extremely vibrant, juicy, and dank hops; with a great malt backbone that is never sweet or heavy feeling. Very smooth and never aggressive on bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering. trojancellist (3) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017 does not count
As good as it gets for a west coast style DIPA. Pours lighter in color than you’d expect. Easy drinkability. A piney/hopped up Orange Julius! Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Fruity aromas, tropical, orangey. Slightly hazy orange with a fairly lasting white head. Juicy, pretty well balanced. Medium-full bodied. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy gold color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that had a decent lace after dissipation.
The aroma had some citrus sweet and bitter components, smooth sweet tropical glossing, clean malt, some bitter pine and a light floral pillowy smooth hoppiness.
The flavor was bittersweet and pulling the tropical and citrus tastes into the blend pretty nice. Aftertaste blended well between the malts and hops pretty clean. Finish was just a tad sticky but acceptable.
The palate was about medium bodied with a good sipping structure to it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, thanks Blaine for the bottle! I’d have this again.
RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, mango, malt, and some pine. Very good.