alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange with a good tan head that lasted and left thick lacing.
Sweet thick malts are balanced with a very pronounced earthy, pungent hops aroma and some alcohol.
The taste is very nice. Sweet malts are everywhere, there’s a nice caramel malt and fruity backbone. Hops flavors are earthy, piney, resinous and pungent. Balance is nice but is a little towards the sweet malty side.
Body is pretty thick yet drinkable almost like a pale ale. Bitterness is not that high for a IIPA. Finish is sweet malts and resinous hops.
It’s a very tasty beer, and absolutely wonderful for fishin’ in its 16 oz can!
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PP Solana Beach. Pours a bronze/caramel with a white head and thick, sticky lacing. Aroma is dominated by pine with hop bitterness and a sweet but somehow complimentary malt profile. Taste is bitter hops, pine, garlic, and sweet, near syrupy malt. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Bit harsh and one-note but nice for what it is.
Emeister84 (2283) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Aromas of citrus fruit, tomato, pineapple, and slight caramel. Clear ruby complexion with sticky, off-white head. Dry, bitter, piney and fruity hops, peach, tomato, and slight maple syrup undertones. Medium-full bodied, big and smooth, lingering flavors of ripened peach and tomato.
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the most amazing IPA I have ever had. Beautiful pour with a thick long lasting head. Aroma and tastes of citrus , pine , juicy hops. Full mouth feel. Damn near perfect. Yes it is $$ but for a once in a while treat you need to grab this up.
Cavie (4368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy Fratto. Pours a slightly cloudy amber orange. Light tan head. Aroma is evergreen needles with sweet notes. Sugary. Flavor is sticky hops, bitter and sweet. Finishes dry and sweet. Hoppy.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the DWG Majestic. Orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is sappy and orange. Taste is veggies, sap, caramel, and bitter.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden color with a thick white head. Definitely smell the hops, was hoping for a little more in the taste.
scoth (671) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a puffy beige head, clinging lacing. A nice bouquet of pine resin, grapefruit, apricot, and caramel. Medium body, zesty, spicy and dry. A hint of malt, mild citrus, then a medium-strong bitter finish, mellows while lingering. Deep, big, strong, yum.
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 pack from Nick’s of Clinton.
Light orange and pretty clear with a small white head. The smell is certainly the best aspect of the beer. Dank hops and resin. Really nice. The taste is quite good, though it does not match the aroma. Overall, pretty good. Would definitely have again.
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the can toa shaker. Aroma was really fresh hops. Flavor was very good. Unfortunately a new strain of the cold virus is attacking me and couldn’t fully enjoy it but it was very good. Very thick and oily. The alcohol is not really noticed with all the hops.