LarryBeast (515) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pine Box. West coast hops dominate aroma - earthy bitterness dominates the palate. A little unbalanced, but big on flavour (and booze).
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Über Tavern. Clear copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy with hops and malt notes. Full-bodied with a moderately bitter hops and grapefruit character, with some grainy malt in the background. The finish briefly hoppy then ends sweet with honey and malt. Decent overall.
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Backwoods, Carson, 24/05/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin beige head.
Nose carries hop notes, caramel, sugars, orange, many of the right notes but a little on the thin side for a 10% DIPA.
Taste comprises caramel malts, sugars, hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable DIPA but a little dumbed down, no real depth or punch to this one, alchocol was well hidden if indeed it was 10.1% as per the beer list! As I found with most of the Backwoods beers, it was drinkable but some way short of being top draw, glorified good level home brewing to be blunt!