cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to ILOVESTOUTS, served in a Hill Farmstead stem.
Pour: Hazy golden yellow. Really vibrant and almost glowing. Big two and a have finger fluffy, snow white head. Leaves tons of clean sticky lacing. Beautiful.
Smell: Big grapefruit, melon, and pine right off the bat. Some light breadyness, but barely. Not super big on the nose but really bright.
Taste: Woah. HUGE grapefruit, melons, and clean pine, followed by a deep citrus bitterness. Just bright all around. This beer is standout. A nice bread dough sweetness just supplements This is no where close to balance, and I love it.
Mouthfeel: It drinks like a Hill Farmstead DIPA. To me, that about the highest mouthfeel praise there is. Incredibly juicy, this beer approaches S&S5 levels of drinkability. Great bitterness, but in the raw fruit sense. Amazing.
Overall: This beer is better than nearly every DIPA I’ve ever had. Just a stellar beer in every regard. Jack’s Abbey hit a grand slam here. I don’t want this again, I NEED this again.
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: pours deep golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruity. Taste is mostly fruity. Not very sweet or very bitter. Easy to drink. Pretty dank.
gripweed57 (1766) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Hazy deep gold color. Large frothy white head. Nice clinging lace. Big dank hop aroma with citrus notes. Flavor upfront is intense complex hops. Resiny, dank and juicy. All this attention to hops is clearly evident. Notes of mint, lemon verbena, Thai basil, grapefruit and a late grab of toasted malt. Warming alcohol notes. Quite tasty, this one.
rederic (3330) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can, slight hazy golden hue, with a fluffy white, with a nice tropical, citrusy, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, and some zesty candied lemon peel, lemon marmalade, lemon tea leaf, lemon pie crust accents, and faint candied pilsner, pale, bready malt, crackery note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a zesty, spritzy candied lemon, grapefruit, green grapefruit peel, lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust character with some good flowery citrusy, leafy, piney, grassy, tropical hoppy, subtle lemongrass, lemon tea leaf, subtle lemon candyish lollipop flavours, leading towards a candied lemon rind zestiness, lingering citrusy, leafy, grassy, tropical hop bitterness finish.
Iznogud (3580) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Marko, shared with him and ogivlado. Hazy yellow, white head. Nice hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, grass, cats piss aroma. Nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Average carbonation.
salvaticas (668) - - FEB 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops Hill. Smells like a swimming pool. Really weird. Pours a golden amber. Malty, strong alcohol flavor. Good finish. Interesting. Tastes stronger than it is.
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ogivlado (7655) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 2, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned 440ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and Iznogud. Orange/golden coloured, small white head, citrusy hoppy nose. Moderate malty, heavy fresh citrusy fruity hoppy and well balanced bitterness. Notes of alcohol as well but well rounded. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Really really good brew.
dagimp (991) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best IPL ever! No really, it was that good. And I’m a big fan of the Mass Rising, but this was better. All about the hops with mild to moderate bitterness. Will grab even more of this next year.
Marko (5402) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enormous thanks MacBoost! Shared with ogivlado and Iznogud! Poured a hazy pale golden body, small white head. Superb, fresh aroma, dank, orange, onions, cat piss, just lovely! Nice, soft light body, just a vague touch of caramel, to support a nice, citric-herbal hoppiness, some onion too, lighter than expected, but superbly drinkable. Actually more complex than expected, getting more interestingly hoppy by the sip. Just great. Alcohol very, VERY well hidden. One of the best hoppy lagers ever, anywhere!
Leafs93 (2245) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is pineapple, earthy, grass and citrus. Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, good carbonation. Nicely done pils as it is bitter with a touch of sweetness.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Blue Tusk. Hazy amber, large creamy offwhite head, good retention. Aroma of crackers malt, floral hops, mango. Taste is floral, earthy, mango, papaya hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, well balanced, mild lingering bitterness.