reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017 rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a half finger white head. Considering the abv, the head retention and lacing are spectacular.
HUGE hit of hops on the nose. Tons of tropical fruit from the Simcoe and Citra hops. There is a touch of caramel underneath along with overripe fruit. There is some dank too. All around, it is one of the best aromas I have ever experienced on a IIPA.
The flavor continues the hops assault with overripe fruit, orange marmalade, and sweet caramel. Mango and orange dominate the fruity aspect and there is a little less dankness compared to the aroma. Vanilla and caramel undertones along with a very assertive bitterness that is necessary to balance out the malt sweetness. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden providing a pleasant warmth in the throat and chest. Quite impressive. Mouthfeel is just slightly sticky.
Overall, one of the best IIPA’s out there. I put this up with Hopslam as being the best IIPA available on the market. Incredible balance and tons of flavor combined with a big punch from the alcohol. A beer to seek out and pick up lots of.
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some earthy tones and hints of caramel and tropical fruits. Taste is a grapefruit, pine and earthy hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a big hoppy brew with a big malts to balance things out. Alcohol is well hidden. Recommended. cadolfan (1) - - JUN 30, 2017 does not count
Wonderful sweet hoppy flavor. It makes you want to keep sipping it. By far my favorite triple IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigcat03 (323) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours clear gold with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is huge and full of lemon, grapefruit, mango, and pine. Initial taste is pine, earthy, oak aged bourbon, with a hint of citrus underneath. Aftertaste is still very earthy with a hint of biscuit and pine resin. Full body and just enough carbonation. Alcohol is hidden pretty well and leaves a nice warming. Very good stuff. Almost like a bigger version of their Imperial IPA. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2017
On tap at Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, VA.
Clear, bright golden org with no head and trivial lacing.
Aroma of pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, other citrus, pineapple, pale malt and alcohol.
Taste of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, pineapple, alcohol and sweet malt.
Medium full body and medium carbonation.
Plenty hoppy with a firm sweet malt backbone and a noticeable alcohol burn.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2017
pours golden yellow with white fluffy head. the aroma is citrus, grapefruit, earthy, and pungent pine. the flavor is strong is citrus, pine, resin. the body is very thick and warming going down. alcohol is hidden up front. Overall pretty good for a triple very heavy tho
dandeman (995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bouteille 650 ml du Canada craft Beer Club. O: Agrumes avec orange, fruits tropicaux, mangue et gazon. ’’très gazon’’. Le malt démontre sa présence avec un peu de biscuit et l’alcool est très puissant. V: Doré, tirant sur le ambré, sa mousse d’épaisseur moyenne et d’aspect rocailleuse recouvre un liquide clair et limpide. G: Le gazon recouvre l’entièreté de la langue dès l’entrée de bouche, puis se déclinent tons de fruits tropicaux ainsi qu’en une intense amertume résineuse rendue astringente par le puissant alcool. Sauf pour le gazon qui est dominant, on retrouve en sous-note de l’orange et de la mangue. Le problème de cette bière est que l’intensité de son dry hop et son alcool puissant tuent toutes les autres saveurs. Son corps charnu et sa texture grasse en font un liquide fort appréciable mais à la complexité gustative restreinte. Il y en aura peut-être pour encenser cette bière. Mais vous m’en verrez désolé, ça me prend un minimum de variété de saveurs. Pas juste de l’alcool et du houblon. kathouse (1888) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Clear orange with a fluffy white foam. Lots of melon in the aroma.Big hop flavor and bitterness is well balanced. Melon flavor lasts long into the finish. KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2017
Bottle from Titans, served in my IPA glass. Crystal clear beautiful copper in color with an insanely hoppy bouquet featuring tons of tropical fruits. Medium bodied with a slightly scratchy carbonation. The taste is bitter woodsy pine, sweet sirupy malts and hugely fruity hops. For such a high ABV it is much less boozzy than I expected though it does have some heat to it. Really good. Spab (3834) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a clear golden orange colour with moderate-sized, creamy white head. Aroma is big danky, citric hops with some vinous character and a little booze. Flavour is huge, dank citric hops, some vinous white wine character, light grains and some booziness. Big body. Impressive. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Pale yellow small head. Citrusy and citrus notes. Barley sugar. Taste barley sugar, sharp hoppy notes. Quite bitter. Finish very bitter and sugary. White sugar. Very heavy and slightly boozy.