ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC, Foffern and Gunnar. Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Nose is intense hoppy grass, fruit and syrup, cat pee, herbs, dry leaves and hints of caramel. Nice. Taste is fruity peachy tones, grapefruit, grass, cat pee, hints of apricot and parsley. Full body, soft carbonation. A straightforward, yet very solid and DIPA in all respects. beeratarian (237) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
22 oz bomber. Medium copper color. Nice two finger head. Aromas of pine and citrus but mostly sweet malt. Hop flavored are masked by the malt but bottle may have been aged. Pine and malt dominate. Not bad but I won’t go out of my way to find again. saradyan (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Very citrusy aroma with a hint of floral. Orange in color and very clear. Very citrusy in flavor. rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bottle. amber with two finger head. kick ass west coast ipa. hops are wonderful. huge citrus. delicious. bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours a deep golden orange color with a three finger head that laces out nicely. Aromas are citrus forward with little subtleties of caramel, lemon balm tea and even a bit of earth driven malt. On the palate its big and full bodied with a smooth sweet citrus front end and a bitter grassy finish thats rounded out with some nice caramel malts.
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
This is a hell of a beer.
Pours crystal clear copper color with a head that disappates quicky. Strong, sweet citrus hop aroma - everything I expect out of a west coast DIPA. Big hop flavor in the front, but not too acidic (doesn’t burn the tongue like other big IPA’s) and is balanced out with a ton of caramel/toffee sweetness. I’d compare the middle flavor to a really really beastly ESB.
For how boozy and bitter this is, it’s balanced surprisingly well and doesn’t feel heavy at all. Very, very, very nice. Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma is super citrusy. Mandarin orange and grapefruit. Taste follows the same with a mellow malty finish...and slightly dry woody aftertaste. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Chalice at Whole Foods Chandler’s Watering Hole. Lovely golden amber with slight head that disappears quickly. Citrus, hoppy nose with malty grain backbone. Sweet forward with hop taste without the bitterness at first, well balanced. Slightly bitter finish. Different from other DIPAs and that’s what makes it awesome. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled. Paler in appearance than expected. Brewed without crystal malt. Deeply inviting impressive nose. Peppery on the swallow. Excellent. Sathorael (164) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours burnished gold/amber with medium head that didn?t last. Good lacing. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, grapefruit and earthy. Tastes heavily of pine with little hints of citrus and sweet malt. Finish is dry with and mild earthy astringency.