rjplumer (1047) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is a mix of tropical fruitiness and resin. Clear burned orange body topped with a modest head. Starts with a modest hop bite but is followed by sweet tropical fruitiness. Deceptively smooth and refreshing given it’s strength. It lives up to the hype.
Fred82 (2251) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml can 03/22/17. Pours clear amber with foamy head. Nose resinous and quite fruity. Quite malty with light spices. Taste resinous and fruity with spices. Floral notes. Finish quite spicy with floral notes and resinous oils. Quite persistent bitterness with resinous notes. Very very light caramel notes. Soft carbonation. Wow pretty nice balance between fruity and resinous notes. Amazing example of the style.
mariuspoenari (2197) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at home. Semi-hazy amber pour with a coare-grained white head and visible carbonation. Notes of pineapple, unripe mango, floral and herbal hops, light caramelized onions, a bit of dank resin in the aroma. Very grassy and a bit alcoholic.
Nickls (2498) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Fluffy white head, clear lighter Amber orange. Tropical fruit, juicy citrus hops, light resin in the aroma. Flavor is juicy, dank, touch herbal, citrusy, and a grassy herbal / tropical finish. Medium slick soft body.
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap At a burger bar in DC.
Pours slightly hazy orange hue with a very small fizzy white head and very small lacing. Nose is big bug bright tropical citrus grapefruit rinds firm bitterness. Body is very crisp for this style. Somewhat slick and round. Love the bitterness here lite yet firm and prickly bright. A fantastic ups in my book.
migwell (348) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a bit intimidating to rate a brew that hits 100 both here and on BA, especially if it’s not your particular mug of ale. Can into nonic (pint into Sammy Smiths Imperial nonic, which is significantly more ample). Big citrus and tropical fruit aroma, which you could probably smell across the room. First sip, Wow!, what a brew. Smooth, very flavorful, extremely well balanced ... and then there’s the bitterness. Which lingers. Not what I like and what keeps me away from Stone and Avery IPA products. I get it that this is what a lot of people like, the west coast bitters, but it’s not for me, so hats off to a very well made brew that I won’t be having another of anytime soon. The right coast is the Right Coast.
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 1, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just wow. Great golden to almost orange pour with a decent head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Flavor followed, rich tropical fruits (sure, guava and papaya and mangoes, I can play along). Mouthfeel moderate to full, good malt base. Great beer.
melush (3774) - SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
47,5cl Can @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain.
Hazy amber colour with a thick white head.
Aroma is hops, citrus, grass, tropical fruits.
Taste is hops, pine, sweet, grapefruit, slightly malty.
Medium body, average carbonation.
Alpha10 (722) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2017/03/26 - Pours a clear, medium gold colour with a soapy, white head that quickly reduces and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is very fruity; grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, guava, light bready malt, onion, a hint of pine and floral hops. Taste follows nose with tons of fruit. Lots of tangerine, grapefruit and citrus rind. A light caramel backbone with hints of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, etc...) more onion, light resin and floral/herbal hops. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with soft carbonation and a citrusy, medium bitter, drying finish. Very crisp, refreshing and fruity. Hides the ABV surprisingly well. Delicious.
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superspak (5305) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got in a BIF from Roguer. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/7/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with fantastic malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Touch of rind near the end of the glass. Alcohol is well hidden with a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitterness. Super dank/juicy hops with balanced malt sweetness; with just enough dryness to not be overly sweet or astringent on hops. A highly enjoyable offering.