UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Amber with a nice sized head, good retention. Tropical fruit in nose. Taste is pineapple and grapefruit, a bit of pine all backed by a strong caramel sweetness. MacBoost (1901) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Tap @ MacGregors Penfield. Pours a clear light amber with a smallish head that doesn’t really seem to leave much lacing. Heavy citric hops in the nose. Impressive hop rate. Taste follows suit. Light malt backbone which I really like in DIPA’s... not to say that this beer is dry, but it isn’t super sticky sweet either. Anyway, I really liked it. LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Appearance is medium white head with clear amber. Aroma is a sweet earthy hop. Taste is bitter and grassy but with a nice citrus blend. Overall a solid IPA. robzilla (86) - - MAR 2, 2012
Pours a little hazy. This is a big beer. Lots of malt. Not too bitter, very well balanced. Its a bit fruity and sweet and mouth feel is a little sticky. Great beer not as bitter as I expected though. StormCoat (123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Picked up a bomber bottle at Bevmo in San Diego, CA, and poured it into a tulip glass. Pours a nice amber color with a fizzy white head and light lacing. A lovely aroma of piny hops and tropical fruit. Flavors are beautifully balanced between the slight herbal bitterness of the hops, caramel malt notes, and very pronounced, juicy fruit flavors (citrus, pineapple, apricot). Alcohol flavor is well-hidden. This stuff is delicious.
Anova167 (371) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Been waiting a while to get my hands on this one. Pours orange with a tight foamy head. Aroma is massive citrus of peach and grapefruit with a subtle earthiness from the significant malt presence and the danker notions of the hops. Flavor is intense but well balanced. Starts with piney notes with the fruit as well. Nice malty presence comes in and then an everlasting finish the echoes the lovely aroma. Great beer. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bomber pours a clear golden color with a large white head that lasts and laces. The first whiff is strong citrus hops. Aroma is mostly grapefruit. Taste is bitter, but malts in the finish balance this. It has a medium body and just enough carbonation to excite. The high ABV is well hidden. A very good IIPA, but not quite as complex as my favorites. Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, grassy, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit. Taste is very malty, light caramel notes, citruss, grassy, grapefruit like hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, bit of a alcoholburn iin the far finish. Good one. 260212 pras (602) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle from Rodman’s DC. Very well balanced hop forward DIPA. Alcohol was not overpowering. herchick (17) - Akron, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a beautiful copper crystal clear color with no head. Aroma is that of pure hops, hops, hops, with a hint of alcohol detected. Burst of citrus fruit taste with a nice background of grass and pine. Initial palate feel is smooth and perfect. Hop bitterness is balanced well by the light maltiness of the beer. Bitterness on the palate lingers and becomes deeper in the back of the mouth as the nice bitterness lingers and draws me back for another taste. Alcohol is masked very well and allows me to focus more on the complex variety of hops used in this beer. VERY nice assertive Double IPA and one I would love to have again and again. Well Done!