PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky light amber - not unlike a jar of honey - silky off-white head. Fresh fragrant floral aroma, hints of pine cones. Bold, fruit forward flavor with plenty of hoppy fresh grapefruit bitter notes, some nectarines, a bit of maltiness with some mango like syrupy sweetness. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid overall - Bear Republic is always pretty solid..
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle: pours bright copper color with a tinge of haze. Quickly fading white head. Aroma is intense. Tons of citrus with hints of flowers and pine. Orange and honey. The flavor is awesome but it didn't quite maintain the intensity. Great balance. Lots of orange. Grapefruit and pine in the background. A little malt and honey. Linger pleasant but clean finish. Not overly bitter. Tons of flavor and aroma. I'd say this is near the apex!
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MayorOfSudz (33) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a badly congested nose, I can still get a good grasp of the citrus apricot aroma. Pours a nice golden color with lacing that even the queen would appreciate. A nice smooth and slightly sweet start transforms to a resounding hop blast that is nicely balance and not overpowering. Ending is nice grapefruit with some dryness but almost a hint is sweetness again. Blown away by the 8.95%, as there is little boozeyness at play in any stage of the drink. Really good stuff.
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Beaver (1269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a big big pillowy yellowish head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is tropical fruits, sugary malts and a some resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with lots of tropical fruit and some dank, resiny hops with a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is a little thin.
Overall, a solid DIPA.
krumbum (511) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mostly clear slight pearlescent green gold, with a light head. Big piny hop aromas . Big pine and backed up by a grapefruit bitter but it rinses with light lasting bite but so smooth for how big it is.
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark gold. Bold grapefruit and pine aroma. Aggressive hop bitterness, but not overwhelming. Subtle malt flavor with lemony citrus notes. Very good.
sitzds (283) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into shaker. Slightly hazed golden body with a thin sticky white head. Aroma is citrusy, dank hops and caramel malts. Taste has more pine than the nose but is still citrusy in its strong hop bitterness. A touch of sweetness is all that comes through. I’m getting a little band-aid phenol, too. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation, and a dry, bitter finish.
S_Side_Smitty (431) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple & tropical fruits - fruit punch. Taste is sweet tropical fruits up front followed by really nice bitterness for a long finish - there’s a faint hint of honeydew in the finish too. For a DIPA, this one seems really well balanced. Alcohol not present at all. Good job!
swright752 (18) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden in color with fruit, citrus & pine in the nose. Sweet beginning with a bitter wash coming in the middle and lingers for days. Overall a good DIPA
jkwood04 (3787) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best double IPA but not bad.