Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle - Pours a clear light amber with a little orange hue, one finger white head medium sized bubbles. Aroma is super hoppy with a little spice and florallly resin. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth which is in good balance with the bitterness of the hops. The bitterness hits you right away and taste like I just took a bite off the hop vine. Malt is sweet from caramel and there is a little alcohol burn. Overall the star of this beer is the hop but there is a nice sweet malt to kind of balance while the higher alcohol warms. Not bad representation of strong ipa. bconch (425) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Golden yellow pour with nose of strong citrus. Taste is very bitter with a solid malt backbone and a slightly boozy finish. BeerBaboon (2109) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Golden yellow, cloudy beer with some white head. Aroma of pines and fruits. Flavour is bitter with pines and grapefruit. Plenty of grapefruit alltogether. tom10101 (6135) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap at Alewife. Hazy orange with a small creamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is medium to heavy hoppy with floral hops, citrus and pine. Taste is moderate sweet with slight caramel notes and heavy hop bitterness that last very long. Mouthfeel is dry. Good crisp and refreshing IIPA. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Tasted from tall bottle into a nucleated tulip glass. It poured a clear, amber/copper color with creamy off-white head, long-lasting with nice lace. Nice proteiny head-retention. Multi-layered hops aroma: citrusy (some but not entirely grapefruit), earthy, resiny, with some nice caramel malt and fruity ale esters underneath. Good flavor too. It seems ridiculous to speak of balance when it comes to a 100+ IBU double IPA, but there was a palatable portion of hops in the bitterness, flavor, and aroma stages, without completely overpowering the rich, bready, caramelly malt sweetness. Light-medium body (lighter than expected), medium carbonation, well-rounded and smooth mouthfeel (not as vegetal as I expected), lingering bittersweet aftertaste. A good strong IPA.
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Never rated this?!!??!?!!?!? That’s cray. Well I had one tonight, it’s good beer. Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Strong aroma has citrus hoppiness. Under this caramel malting. Hazy honey yellow. Short head leaves thin lacing. Taste is strongly aromatic, full feel. Bit sticky sweetness ends in dry finish. Nick ipa has also high bitterness but is to my liking. Recommended. KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 2, 2012
Drank on 11/2/12 in glass from a 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma-strong hoppy scent with light floral notes. Appearance- Golden orange color very appealing. Light head but long lasting Taste- Smooth to drink. Palate- Slighty aciditic mouthfeel. Very hoppy aftertaste. Overall very good IPA. Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 2, 2012
Effervescently hoppy. Bitter but nice floral aroma. Beautiful color and lacing. Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a hazy light orange, substantial white head with lots of lacing.
Pine hops dominate the nose, not much else sneaks through.
solid double ipa. Resiny pine dominates taste too. wonderful and hoppy, with a sweet middle. Smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant beer.