crossovert (9071) - 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
byntc (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The variety of flavors I detected surprised me. I expected the hops but this beer is way more than just your average over-hopped amber. Nice malt balance, great color, the hop presence was undeniable yet seemed perfectly balanced by this substantial brew. I enjoyed it on tap at the Ale Asylum brewery last year. It’s a couple of hours from my house but if it’s on tap I’ll be there.
hopbag (139) - - JUN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really dark color. Lots of resin and pine. Some sweetness but very bitter. Darker hop flavor. Reminds me a little of a DFH 90. Nice full body IPA.
ElGaucho (2291) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice rich aroma that smells like an American Strong. Murky dark orange body with a thin off white head. Sweet but not cloyingly so. Quite frankly wonderful. Warming.
TXBadger (1884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one has a bite to it, but in a good way. You know you’re drinking a DIPA. Lots of pine and grass on the nose, follows onto the palate. A bit of resin and floral notes follow. Pretty complex, and worth trying if in Madison.
jpscom11 (4) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best ipas I’ve ever had. And that’s saying a lot from an Oregonian. Will crave this back home.
rxeight (1848) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Kinda hoppy. Kinda sweet. Smelled a bit like rice Krispy treats strangely enough.
beerbaaron (1645) - Arizona, 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 (667) - 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 (913) - 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.
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akoeninger (536) - 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.
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