AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Golden appearance with a white head. The aroma is strong pine. Flavors are strong citrus, primarily grapefuit. Very smooth for this strong of an IPA. Short-lived and dry aftertaste. ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours cloudy orange with off white head. Intense hop aroma citrus, resiny pine, malts, excellent. Smells very fresh for a 4 month old bottle. Intensity doesn’t let up in the taste, as the hops are in your face from the get go, nice lingering bitter finish on the back end. Big and bold, just like a true DIPA should taste. Cheers. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours a lacing beige head with a murky, golden body that has some floaties. Aromas of grass and mild citrus. Flavors of lemongrass, orange rind, some malt sweetness. Finish is bitter and dry. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2011
A - Pours a hazy rich golden-orange color with a big finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down slowly leaving behind lots of lace.
S - Aroma is bursting with citrus and tropical hops with lots of grapefruit and pineapple. There is also a bit of piney hops in the background as well.
T - Starts off big on the citrus/tropical hops flavor with lots of pineapple and grapefruit again. There is just a touch of caramel sweetness in the background. Through the middle, the bitterness gets even stronger and some piney/grassy hops come through as well. The finish is a mix of bitterness and a bit of sweetness with some solid lingering hop flavor.
M - Meidum-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth and a bit resiny. Overall, fairly dry and quite refreshing.
D - Very drinkable. The beer is pretty hop forward, but the bit of sweetness really mixes in well. The hop profile is really excellent from start to end. MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz. Arômes très intenses de houblon américain (pamplemousse et agrumes). Robe orangée et trouble, très belle mousse qui tient bien et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblon est vraiment dominant, apportant des notes résineuses, épicées et fruitées (pamplemousse amer). Le malt, rappelant le pain blanc, joue un rôle de soutient. Finale relativement sèche présentant une très forte amertume résineuse. Peut-être pas aussi raffinée que les meilleures DIPA, mais tout de même très efficace pour obtenir une bonne dose de houblon.
edwardbass (853) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2012 Great stuff. Amber color, monster white head. There’s no malt in this one! A total palate overload for hop-heads. More pine hops than citrus, so it doesn’t overtake my favorite Threee Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf, but it’s right up there with one of my faves when I want a hops overload experience. From a bottle, I can only imagine how great this is on draft. TBone (17796) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
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brewpub, Downtown Seattle
Deep orange-amber color, small steady white head. Strong nose has citrus, pine needles and flowery notes. Medium to full-bodied. Pine needles, resin, tropical fruits. Spicey finish. Warming fruity alcohol. World class DIPA.
Cask at GBBF 2010. A hazy golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops on a lightly malty background. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus fruits, malt, and hops, leading to a dry and rather bitter finish. Bov (13004) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2011
from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark orange in colour and with a solid creamy white head; nice lace; strongly hoppy slightly yeasty with aroma of quince marmalade and apricot; very perfumy; full-bodied and creamy palate, some astringency, very bitter and fairly hoppy fruity finish; some warming alcohol presence Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy herbal and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a good not standout beer.