Beaver (1413) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear reddish gold with a huge pillowy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is bready, biscuity malts with piney hops.
The flavor is sweet bready, biscuity malts and some tropical fruit with lots of piney, resiny, minty hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice DIPA. I like the hops but not the malt profile - it’s too sweet, bready and biscuity.
douglas88 (6844) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light fruity nose, oranges. The flavor is medium resin, low to medium bitterness, oranges, spices, toffee. Good, smooth. Pretty easygoing.
Salmoniform (1194) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head. Aroma is melon, cranberry, citrus, pine, caramel. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a really well rounded bitter following. Finish is slight CO2 bite and mellow bitterness. Overall, this is a really enjoyable I2PA with a focus on caramel malts and hop aroma/flavor and is well balanced .
poisoneddwarf (1871) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is perfumy, floral, cotton candy. Pours hazy orange with a thick cream-colored head with great retention and lace. Taste is candy sweet, finishing with a piney hoppy bitterness with that lingering candy sweetness. Decent.
maxwelldeux (4099) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose seems quite sticky, with some noticeable resin in there and a little bit of herbal elements. Taste is bitter and quite dry up front, though there is a very slightly sweet finish. Bit of a bite to it.
AWISLguy (1622) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BrookFalls Discount. Pours an orangey copper with a white head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has plenty of nice citrus and spicy pine, plus some solid caramelly malt backbone. Taste is of sweet caramel, grapefruit and oranges, sharp tangy pine with some other fruitiness. Some resin. Medium bodied with a touch of alcohol; slightly rough around the edges. Finishes long and to the bitter side of bittersweet. Nicely tasty brew with a good amount of bitterness but also a solid malt presence.
Guerde (1208) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a semi-clear copper color with a medium white head. Aroma holds a bunch of breakfast cereal (think Muesli mix), dried strawberries, oranges, and some tropical fruit (pineapple and mango). Maybe floral darjeeling. This one takes a little bit to open up, but it’s not too bad aroma-wise, as there’s quite a bit of stuff going on. Flavor also holds that dried strawberry, some kiwi, pineapple, and orange as well. There’s a slight black pepper note here towards the back-end that signals a veer into unsavory territory, as the floral 1st flush darjeeling resurfaces in the flavor and serves to yield a very astringent note. This isn’t the pleasant, well-steeped darjeeling character that’s nice in some beer; instead it’s the overly steeped and biting astringency that really takes away from a somewhat decent beer. There’s also a fair bit of cereal grain character that shows up on the back end and upon exhalations that reminds me of their Alaskan Amber. Maybe the same malt is used or something. Overall, this beer is very promising in some aspects, and very poor in others.
BrewHaMeister (227) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear amberwith a fairly thick head. Nice hop aroma and flavor. Clean finish.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drenched with a green hoppiness, kind of like a double fresh hop ale. Malts are a bit sappy as well (dough, wet grains, sugar water). Fruity alcohol (apples) plus some fruity hop notes (tangerine, apricot, pear). Lesser hop notes of herbs and flowers. Slight rubbing alcohol off flavor with a nip of staleness really dampened things for me.
thespot (7) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really like this style beer. The floral notes and grassy flavors go well with the fairly high ABV this dbl IPA packs. Plays well with the rosemary & Himalayan pink salt bread I’m easting with it.