ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a almost clear copper-orange color with a thick covering of frothy off-white head. the head fades down slowly revealing lots of lacing.
S - Aroma is bursting with pine hops. There is quite a bit. There is also a nice background of oak and citrus smells.
T - Starts off with some strong pine hops and bitterness. The oak flavor joins in not far behind and balances nicely. Through the middle, a mix of citrus hops and sweet caramel malts come through. The finish is a mix of oak and hop bitterness with just a touch of booze flavor that lingers.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer fees smooth and a bit resiny. The bitterness throughout creates a nice dry mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is quite strong and very nice from start to end. The oak flavor is also extremely well incorporated here and works very well.
Lowe1983 (1486) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of citrus and floral hops with some caramel. Flavor is similar with the hops coming right out pretty strong. A slight warming on the finish as well.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice light copper-orange with a decent, soft head. Nose is potent floral hops and a touch of fruit, just the way a hop head likes it. Flavor is a bit less aggressive than expected, with the fruity malt (almost a touch of watermlon or mango in the flavor) coming out clearly front to back and the hops being tame for 90+ IBUs. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Finish is quick and fairly dry. A good DIPA, but not as bitter and more tropical fruity than Iíd ideally want.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an unbelievably clear golden orange with tons of bubbles streaming to the top and feeding a thin soapy white head that leaves some delicate lacing.
Aroma is fantastic and dominated by bright fruity citrus, pineapples and grapefruit rinds come to mind. Complimenting the citrus is a very subtle oaky character which is surprisingly well integrated.
Taste has a bit more barrel than the aroma. The initial taste is sweet caramel and oranges, less juicy than the citrus in the nose. But the longer I let the taste linger, the oak and alcohol really start to come out and there is a solid burn on the tongue after each sip.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the spiciness of the oak really pops on the tongue.
Iím not normally a fan of barrel aged DIPAs but I really like this one. The aroma is excellent and, despite the oak coming out more heavily, the taste is nice as well. Probably the best beer Iíve had from 21st Amendment.
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear light copper color with thick white, bubbly head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit in particular, and notes of spruce. Taste is bitter that softens and concludes with a long, dry, almost astringent finish. The bittering hops come through nicely with a good balance of golden malts. Overall, this one is right up my alley with the citrus aromas and bitterness. Maybe a tad more sweetness for me, but damn good.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Carl, thanks!
Pour is cloudy, glowing orange. Aroma is full of tropical fruit, pineapple, and meaty, piney hops. Flavor is juicy, fruity, and zesty. Mango and more pineapple, as well as some lightly bitter grassy hops. Incredibly drinkable for 9.7% Great stuff.
trancecyclist (50) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz. can. Surprisingly pale for a DIPA with nearly 10% alcohol, and pleasantly un-malty and un-hot to my palate. Very little aroma for a beer this hoppy, and a slight oak flavor. Some reviewers have called this harsh, but I find it pleasantly bitter and donít miss the usual maltiness at this level of alcohol at all. One of the best imperial/double IPAs Iíve had.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 7/1/11. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some resiny notes. The taste is very bitter hops. Resiny, citrus and grape notes. Peppery wood as well. Medium bodied. Interesting.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is hoppy and harsh with pine, citrus, and grassy hops as well as alcohol and sweet malt. The appearance is gold amber with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma with hops dominating malts. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but a little too harsh.
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can split with Andrew. Pours a clear orange gold body. Aroma is light citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is okay with citrus, pine. No way I would have pinned this down as nearly 10%.