crossovert (6137) - 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 don’t 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
beerbaaron (867) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice looking ruby dark orange amber. Medium plus creamy off-white head, mostly partially with good lace. Big aroma. Heavy hoppy and malty, sweet. Fruity, pine, citrus, tropical, caramel. Flavor follows. Some nice dank fruitiness. A hint of spiciness. Bigger medium to full body. Pleasant bitterness, smoothed out with caramely sweetness. Nicely balanced. Doesn’t get too big for its own good. Excellent drinkability, especially for the style. Would recommend.
MarinEvelyn (432) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet malt, hoppy, a little roasty, caramel aroma.
Taste start with citrus hops, goes to a sweet bitterness, and ends with a slight dry bitter finish. Smooth transitions throughout.
vikingguy (749) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red-orange. Bright floral Centennial hops on the nose. Taste - hop-forward citrus floral and resinous flavors collide with a sticky caramel malt backbone. A very nice IIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
akoeninger (323) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Amber hued. This is a pretty beer. If smells like tropical and sweet. This is a rich and full aroma. This is a big and complex beer, the flavor is deep with lots of tropical fruit, mangoes, ruby grapefruit, resin, and candied fruit. Medium-ish body, fairly bitter well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bnielsen13 (212) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours red-orange with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, floral, pine, honey. Flavor is sweet floral, orange, honey, a little pine. Pretty good overall.
Tortman18 (171) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a thin cap of off white head. Some lacing present. Aroma is slightly bitter with some citrus and resinous hops. A ton of caramel, malt, bread and orange. Mouth is very hoppy. A lot of citrus and resin again, with a strong caramel presence. A slight malt backbone evens this beer out.
Imperial_Scout (355) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brew pub. Pours copper with light cream head. Smooth body with nice hoppyness upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel with a barley wine sweetness. Enjoyable.
DrewFace (424) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Hummer321. Pours a clear amber color. Big caramel malt aroma, light earthy hop character. Big malty flavor backed up by a little hop character. Caramel malt, toasty,.,.but hops are not really here,
Homer321 (900) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose full of pine and citrus. Some malt honey notes. Clear. Amber color. Minimal head. Taste is a touch sweet with kits of hop flavor and some alcohol in the finish. Pretty good but could be more bitter.
bucs572000 (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, and caramel. Flavors are citrus, tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, and caramel. Quite smooth for a 8.25 abv. Nice well balanced double, not overly bitter at all, nice and juicy. Love this beer!