IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an effervescent dark amber with a fizzy/frothy off-white head. Decent aroma of some pine and citrus hops with a touch of earthy bitterness. Flavor is quite good with notes of sweet toffee and strong pine hops... earthy bitterness with little metallic flavor. I didnít know this was a DIPA, although that would certainly explain the dark color and richer body, though the hop profile did not strike me as being that prominent. Still, a good drink.
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a hazy golden with a large white head. Nose brings out hop resins, pine and a light caramely bready malt. Flavour is more or less the same, with resinous and piney hops, hop oils and lightly caramelized bready malt. Well-balanced and chewy. A really nice, drinkable IIPA.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy almost some onion smell. Fresh so not bad. As fa as onin goes. Taste bitter some onion again and clean finish.
markextrae (2120) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a bar. This one came out of nowhere! Poured a golden slight cloudy colour with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, malts, citrus, slight end of resins, pines hops bitterness. Pretty enjoyable now in the sun
SpongeRuiner (912) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at a crappy bar. Poured into a tall chalice into a bright golden color. Very clear and transparent. A sticky spotty lacing with a white smooth head. A slightly off aroma of sticky dank citrus hops. A thick coating sip of strong citrus hop flavors. Actually a the biggest flavor is a thick sticky strong honey. Not very bitter honestly. Just a potent citrus and moderate strong alcohol. Big honey overall citrus feel. Not horrible.
Mr_Abner (173) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. A clear golden pour. Aromas of citrus and flowery hops, orange, sweet malts, a touch of b.o. Sweet taste initially, but a medium to strong bitterness kicks in that lasts. Overly sweet, in my opinion. A bit syrupy/sticky. Medium+ bodied.
TheJester (2163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mL bottle. Beautiful looking beer. Clear golden with a big, fluffy, sticky white head. Fruity hops in the nose. A little on the mild side. The flavour is lovely, and more balanced than many others. Sweet citrus, resin and a little pine, with some honey from the malts. Bitterness is a touch light, and the alcohol is well hidden. A very drinkable IIPA.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really wish there was a date on the bottle. Is this an 8 year old DIPA or a shitty DIPA or both? Buttery. Hoppy aroma but not in taste. Meh. Not retired. Not nutty. Iím confused.
Bengibbs6 (56) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Horribly unbalanced honey and caramel. Terrible harsh aftertaste of rotten booze.
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rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Slightly hazy medium amber, thin rim head, no lace. A very still Ale. Nice aroma of malt and hops. Taste is flat malt that turns into hops, but has no life (maybe this one is kaput). Add to that the strong alcohol presence, and this moves to my "not recommended" file. Maybe some other time...
crossovert (9168) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml bottle. Cost a buck but looks like this is older.Boozy alcoholic hop perfume in the smell. Flavor is oxidized, some fruit notes, booze. Wonder how old htis is.