rochioli1965 (15) - USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense hops and intense malts bordering on sweetness. Poured a hazy dark copper, with off white head that disipated after a min or so. For this style the carbonation and head where well done. Intense hop flavor supported by an iintense sweet malty palate, but not over cloying.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at O’Briens. Clear orangey amber color with a small whitish head and good lacing. Aroma of toasty malts, cturs hops and orange juice. Juicy sweet citrus flavors, caramel malts too, grapefruit notes and hints of spice with a nice puckering finish. Smooth, medium to full body, lightly carbonated. Enjoyable.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice IIPA. A little bit lighter in body than most but goes down very nicely and easily. Very crisp and well balanced.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy pale amber ber with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice bright orange marmalade character. Lightly pithy bitterness on the back, but in general its quite nice. Soft palate with a light sticky resinousness toward the back. As it warms, it becomes more obviously fruity. Bitterness softens, with a lightly spicy herbal character to the hops. It’s a very lovely IIPA.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@O’Brien’s: Hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity. Flavor starts sweet and fruity with pineapple and mandarin orange with a tangy dry citrus rind finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation.
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus on the nose, grapefruit and orange are predominant. Amber beer with a gigantic creamy head. Flavors of caramel malts, a touch of fruity sweetness and gritty citrus hops. The hops and malt combine to make a pretty fruity libation. The texture is gritty, chewy, and it is more sweet than hoppy.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, light toasted malts, pine, and apricot. Poured amber orange in color with a tiny white head. Lightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, apricot, grapefruit, pine and a bit of orange. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, piney, bitter finish.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Publick House in Brookline, body is a dark amber with a thin tight pure white head. The dominate aroma is wet grass with notes of citrus, pine sap and sweet tea. The body was well carbonated, possibly a bit too much as the body felt tough on my tongue and the flavors took a while to register. Notes of pine needles, citrus zest and corriander fill the senses with a strong sweet profile of dry soupy malts shoring up the bitterness. I could have been fooled if you told me this was a really hoppy barleywine. Very unique DIPA to break up the hop overloads, but strays a bit from the traditional style.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Kinda nothing. Smooth, drinkable, and boring. I’ll drink it happily cuz it’s beer, but I expected much more hops than I got.
Re-rate. On tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids. Solid DIPA. Nice and thick, and very smooth.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear orange pour with an aroma telling of citrusy hops. taste is highly floral and the beer has really good balance.