edwardbass (797) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
And I just recently remember saying in a review that Brother Benjamin from Greenbush might be my favorite DIPA after tasting it....that didnít last long - The Oracle wins the DIPA battle hands-down. Great citrus hop aroma. Citrus/grapefruit hops with what seemed to me to be a pretty serious malt background - but background, not forefront. Medium-bodied and very, very drinkable.
Gerbeer (3166) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with moderate head. Aromas of bready malts and floral pine. Flavors ares malt forward, bready and somewhat sweet, with a bit of bitter citrus and piney finish. Maybe somewhat old as bottled in 2015. But I donít mind a chewy malty DIPA. Very nice
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at County Grill. Hazy, yellow-orange. Overall, Iíd label this as woodsy and even a bit spongy. Itís exceptionally acidic, and aggressively bitter, indeed. (#6380, 10/26/2016)
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is rich resin bitter with a mild grapefruit bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really nice DIPA. Tropical and pine, but mostly citrus. Grapefruity and sweet bread.
George999 (412) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, the pour is clear golden and orange in cold with a medium off-white white head. The aroma is hoppy with fruit notes. The taste is smooth, sweet from the malts, and a quick hop backbone. There are notes of vanilla lightly roasted malts in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours Amber with a white head. Aroma of pine citrus and caramel. Taste is citrus and sweet malts, with a little alcohol spice.
Enwiebe (301) - - OCT 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/14/16. Bottle. Big, over the top DIPA. Surprisingly mild nose (older bottle?) but huge hop and alcohol battle going on in the mouth. Not boozy but definitely leaves a hop flavor behind for a while. Resinous.
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Foxbush (1833) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from The Caboose in Ashland, VA The DIPA poured hazy amber color with a small off white head that dissipated to n off-white collar. There was nice lacing. The aroma of floral hops with hints of pine and tropical fruits. Nice start! The taste was more complex with some alcohol sweetness but a balanced ale with bitter pine resin dominating. Some other fruits come into play: peaches and grapefruit. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. Bitterness is solid, but gentle enough not to throw the sip off kilter.
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper-orange into the glass, with a small soapy white head that reduces to a tiny ring that leaves light soap lace. The nose is definitively floral. The flavors are of caramel, mixed citrus, phenols and earthen notes, finishing with an aggressive piney hop bitterness that mingles with the peppering alcoholic heat. The full body has an oily palate and semi-chewy mouthfeel. This is a nice DIPA, and one that has plenty of substance and complexity... maltiness, huge bitters, alcohol, citrus and woodiness. Who could ask for anything more? Superb!
ehaak26 (126) - - OCT 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma is citrus, mostly grapefruit. Taste is largely bitter.