reggiedunlop (3489) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium tan head...lighr sediment...nice lacing. Aroma has some grapefruity citrus, a bit of spice, and some caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty...caramel, toffee...and some spicy grapefruit...bitter. mouthfeel is medium and silky and the finish is bitter and dry...slightly stringent or cloying.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep orange pour. strong citrus hop aroma off the glass with some hints of carmel. sharp sweet hop flavor, slightly syrupy. nice lingering bitterness on the finish. iíll gladly have another!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ale Asylum. Lots of caramel sweetness in this one with an abrasive bitterness that really brings down the drinkability. Hop character is citrus and some pine. Finishes sweet and bready. Decent but a bit too sweet and harsh for me.
pkbites (738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and citrus nose that says GO F*CK YOURSELF!!!!
Thick, gloppy red pour with an "off white" head. Itís so god damned thick on the palate that itís hard to rate. I took a swig of this and wanted to beat the shit out of someone! Like that caramel syrup they sell for ice cream. Somebody needs to pay for this! With their life. Any mother f*cker that likes Miller Lite should be put to death with this injected into their veins! Screw them and the God they worship!
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber that catches the light with a nuclear waste glow. Aroma has a big malt base and an in- balance woodsy outdoor hop scent with citrus representation. Initial impression is alcohol, syrupy body and a lingering hop presence. Gets more enjoyable as the alcohol sinks into balance. Overall still thick, high in ABV and only moderately citrusy.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep orange. Thin white head that doesnít last long. Aroma is hoppy but has a nice mix of caramel malt as well. Plenty of citrus in it. Flavor is hoppy throughout, but not overly bitter. Very crisp refreshing bite on this one!
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It sizzles on your tongue, and itís a strong double IPA, but there isnít the annoying grapefruit tang that often gets in the way of other doubles. It has a red-copper tint and a resin-loaded aroma. Wait for the brown sugar and caramel flavors to soak in for a while when you have a sip. Iíd definitely buy this again. Also, some trivia on the name - itís the Ale Asylum GMís former band name from his time in Sheboygan, inspired by an adult movie character.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to GhostFace for this one in trade. Cheers, Neal! Pours a hazy amber/ orange with a white head. Nose is caramel, peach, orange, apricot, bits of honey, and tangerine. Flavor is caramel up front quickly followed by a citrus hop assault: orange, apricot, and peach mainly with pieces of astringent hops in the finish. Drags its nails a bit as it goes down. Medium in body and pretty smooth IIPA overall.
BVery (8175) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Semi-opaque reddish-amber pour with a super soapy white head. Sweet grapefruit and floral nose. Full bodied. Beautiful floral hop flavor balanced by malt and a creamy body. Brilliant.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz brown bottle. No sign of a date.
It pours slightly dark for th style, it is an orangeish/reddish/copperish brown with golden highlights. The head is large and off-white, it is frothy and takes a while to recede leaving some decent lacing.
The smell is caramally, boozy, and pretty hoppy as well. It has a bit of citrus and pine in there that smells candied with the sweetness this beer carries in the smell.
The taste is a bit weak for a dipa. It has lots of grain and malt flavors, a hit of caramel and some smooth nicely flavored hops that donít provide much bitterness over the top of all that. My main qualm is that it is a bit watery.
It is merely okay, one of the lesser DIPAs in Wisconsin. Very drinkable though, if you want a summer DIPA that you can just suck down on a hot day this would work.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2010 03:31:52