cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-pours a dark cloudy amber color with a thin tan head.
S-the nose is strong in caramel malts, brown sugar, and hints of candied fruit. light juicy citrus and notes of herbal hop in back but very faint.
T-the taste follows the nose, rich malts and subtle hops behind. haylike herbal hops and faint bit of juicy citrus, lots of caramel malts, syrupy, and brown sugar.
M-full bodied, chewy and syrupy with low carbonation and a slick finish.
D-all malt, not really the hop presence I would like to see. less hops than a fresh bigfoot. not offensive, but in no way good.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks jtclockwork-22oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit. Taste is sweet tropical fruit.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle thanks to Exiled) clear rich orange, nice tight film of white bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, earthy, celery. Taste of bitter grapefruit, grapes, citrus oils, oily body bitter linger. A bit syrupy but remains tropical which I tend to like in DIPAs.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Pours a somewhat lifeless murky dark orange with a very slight off-white head. Aroma has heavy doses of ripening vegetable funkiness, some syrupy sweetness. Flavor is oversweet and cloying. Way too much crystal malt and not enough hops. Flavor is dominated by maple syrupy sweetness. Almost like a bad homebrew. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not one for the ages.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours an amber with a thick white head. The aromas are grass, dough and light flowers. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry with a bitterness. Not bad but not great either. Cheers!
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A crystal clear cinnamon colored beer with light carbonation seen. A pillowy off white head slowly collapses in on itself. Nose of grassy and pine hops plus caramel. Flavor is what has become standard for this style and this is pretty much down the middle per style. Big hops and big caramel. Those hops are pine with a bit of pepper. Alcohol is not really tasted. That is a plus but it is still much to high. Despite an unfortunate name this is a pretty good beer that will appeal to many.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. I saw the bottle and had to try it. Poured a clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma & taste are what I would expect from a DIPA: citrus, pine, fresh fruits, solid malt foundation. Medium body, nice bite in the finish. Overall a good beer - nothing new, but still a solid DIPA.
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ass Kisser. Gotta admit, I bought this one for the name and the bottle, which features a lip imprint on the posterior of what appears to be a donkey. Busting out the snifter for this guy. Pours a hazy tangerine, very orange in color. Light lacing with a small off white head. Fruits and pine dominate the nose, and thereís a nice sweetness underneath the surface, combined with some doughiness. Not really all that bitter, especially for the style, with a syrupy mouthfeel. While the aroma is quite nice, the taste doesnít quite deliver what the aroma promises. Thereís some hop stuff going on, floral, pine, grass, pineapple, orange. But itís not as pronounced as what Iíve had in other examples of this style. Likewise the malt is there as well, particularly in the sweetness, but itís kind of lacking too. The high ABV leaves a lingering burning in the chest. Thereís something quite off in this beer, somewhat medicinal, Iím not sure. Itís hard to put my finger on it but itís unpleasant. Maybe itís the alcohol Iím not sure. Kind of like taking an average IPA and dumping a shot of vodka in it. If you donít like being able to taste the high ABV in your beers Iíd avoid this one. However if you like IPAs and donít mind the ABV itís an okay example of the style.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. A very hard beer to rate. Less hoppy than most Double IPAs, but extremely tasty. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose of malts, malts, and more malts with pineapple, citrus, maple and nuts. Taste is nutty and malty, with hops, citrus, maple and caramel.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a hazy amber with a good off white head. The head is froathy and lasting. Not much lacing though. Aroma is faint but I get spruce and citrus. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is good. Lightly bitter and ends sweet. Alcohol is hidden well. Has a medium body. Good mouthfeel. the texture is on the dry side. A good finish with a nice aftertaste. This is a tasty beer. Good hops and refreshing.