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 (49) - 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 (11410) - 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 (4334) - 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 (6923) - 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%.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the brewhouse (in a can). This is really a fantastic double IPA. The alcohol percentage is really high and you can kind of taste it. The flavor though is fantastic. Hops are sweet and crisp. Great brew.
DrSilverworm (9439) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Feels odd pouring a can into a tulip glass. Nice big foamy white head. Perfectly clear orange color. Some lacing. Really great taste. Sweet for sure, then bitter. Hoppy, mild warmth through the aftertaste, but not itís appropriate for the ABV. Complex aroma. I think Iím detecting the oak, and liking it, but who knows. Very soft, smooth, pretty drinkable for what it is. Diverse aftertaste, with good sweet notes (maybe the oak?). Satisfying and unusual. A good beer. Next time friends/family invite me to go boating, Iím picking up a pack of this stuff (cans only on the lake, typically)
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.