Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle from Beer Junction, Seattle. Light golden-amber, with a bubbly head. Assertive hop nose, bringing...uh...orangey litterbox, as per either the name of the beer or the power of suggestion. Definitely some alcohol in there, along with what I would say is a bit of heavier, stickier pale malt. Sweet-bitter palate bringing a citrus rind pithy bitterness, with light orange and grapefruit notes, and a thwack of alcohol upside the head. There’s definitely some sweet malts in there, lots of them in fact, but they are kept in balance by the rich hoppiness. A drunker guy wouldn’t know this was a triple IPA and would kill that bomber quick. Which is high praise for this style. Top quality. Shout out to mcberko for the recommendation. shreddermx (75) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Barwa złota, dość jasne. Piana niezbyt obfita. Aromat ciekawy, sporo igieł sosnowych, żywicy, na drugim planie cytrusy i owoce tropikalne. Pachnie jak likier z chmielu. W smaku spora grejpfrutowa goryczka, pełnia. Piwo gęste, likierowate. Bardzo dobre, degustacyjne. 55x11 (83) - - DEC 25, 2016
Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruit and Pine from hops. No malt aroma.
Appearance: hazy golden orange with small but somewhat persistent white head. Lacing on the glass
Flavor: sharp citrus and tropical fruit. Sharp dry finish. Strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste but not unpleasant. No substantial malt character perceived. slight alcoholic warmth, surprisingly low for 11.25% ABV.
Body: low medium. average carbonation.
Overall: surprisingly smooth, flavorful triple-IPA, a monstrous hop-bomb at 131 IBU and 11.25% ABV, but much more drinkable than one would expect. Very little to no residual sweetness. An excellent example of well-crafted triple-IPA (a style I generally don’t care much about). mrjez (620) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2016
Tap at Imazato. A clear orange-gold with a nice low white head and some lacing. Very dank pine and citrus with some tropical fruit in there. A feast of hop flavours, citrus, pine, tropical. It’s balanced well for such a big IPA, the malt carries it through, working with assertive bitterness. It’s surprisingly smooth and not heavy. Very enjoyable. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - DEC 8, 2016
Big ass hop machine, but great lean body. A tad on the sweet side, but to be expected at this ABV. Lots of weed, fruit and some pine. Well executed.
jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2016
Golden, clear and not very foamy. Aroma has loads of dank hops, resins are strong. Taste is also revealing intense and dank beer flavours, not as fruity maybe as some others I just had room Knee Deep but still fresh and fruity. Taste is herbal-fruity. Resins maybe the strongest, grapefruit seeds on steroids. Long and resiny bitter linger in the finish. Again. I have no idea how they do this but it really works.
DinVT (30) - Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2016
An outstanding triple IPA. Just enough resin to balance the alcohol. A great beer to sip after a fine meal. Surprisingly little lacing. Quite impressive. TimE (5815) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2016
Massive hop assault from all directions. Imagine being pelleted with citra hops and force fed. It would be a combination of pleasure and pain, yet so deceivingly light experience. For 11.3% it’s a friggin masterpiece. Amazing beer. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2016
22oz bottle brought to the house by a guest. Poured champagne gold, crystal clear, with a bright white bubbly head. I was amazed at how clear this beer was. Sharp hop aroma, featuring pine and grapefruit. Lots of hops in the flavor, but they tend to be more floral. More muted. Medium bodied with a quick bitter finish. Very nice. evergreen0199 (3368) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
On tap at The Gingerman, Manhattan, New York, USA. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, rich tropical fruit on the nose. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, caramel. Quite a beast of an Imperial IPA, very good.