Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange color with a thick beige head. Aroma of resin and citrus hops, berries and caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish. Very good.
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich golden hue with a off-white foamy head. Scent reveals malty sweet and hoppy spice. Very malty sweet throughout with an underlying bitterness. Very bitter that lasts after the beer ends. Not unpleasant. No burning associated with higher alcohol content. Cheers!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours amber and slightly hazy with a tan head. Smells of pine, sage, blood oranges, perfumy. Tastes of resiny pine, some bitter citrus notes, peppery, some sagey elements on the finish. Enjoyable.
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, with a white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and fruit. Flavor is caramel, resinous hops, malt, and alcohol.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells great tons of tropical fruit notes of passion fruit tangerine & pineapple. Orangish pour wispy white head. Taste was "juicy" lots of fruit passion fruit and tangerine w/ a hint of pineapple in the swallow. Full body creamy well coated. This stuff is just delicious!
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kinda hard to get a hold of bottle. Bright golden orange color, with a lacey thin head. Smells like fresh hops and grains, Interesting hop flavors both cirusy and a full body with a bitter backend that just hits you on the initial sips.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of rayl101-thanks Kevin!). Pours hazy copper/apricot color with off-white head. Decent carbonation. Aroma of hopfunk, hard candy, alcohol, and some esters. Taste is sweet with hop bitterness, but very well balanced. Full bodied with creamy texture. Finish is bitter, but smooth. Great mouthfeel--so smooth and velvety, if that can be used to describe a DIPA. The flavor profile is not my preference for a DIPA, but this beer is so well made that I would absolutely search this beer out.
Plovmand (7291) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is passion fruit, peach, caramel, pine and berries. The flavour is sweet malt, sweet caramel, peaches, citrus and passion fruit. Long sweet fruity finish.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy yellow color with a nice orange hue. A nice inch thick creamy white head sat on the top. The first thing I noticed was a nice hop aroma, that was quickly followed by a huge blast of caramel malts. Upon first sip I got a nice burst of hop that was taken over by a massive amout of bitter. And let me tell you, that bitter just lasted and lasted! Very different from other DIPAs! Slight taste of alcohol hiding in the backgrond as well. Thanks Tumpster for the bottle!
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a very light orange with a thin tan head. Citrus, lemon, and pine aromas come across clean and pleasant. Lemon an grapefruit flavor comes across first then the bitter wave hits the palate. Medium carbonation and a slick body with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Not totally balanced as the hop bitterness dominates the profile of the beer. Overall excellent tasting West Coast Double IPA.