edwardbass (553) - 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.
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Tom C. Pours yellow to orange clear with a beige head, aroma of lemon, orange, malt, flavor is bitter with lemon, grapefruit, alcohol, sweet, medium bodied.
Christpuncher (1401) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dank hoppy start with a nice easy malt backbone. Ends with a strong hoppy bitter punch. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Pours copper in color with a white head. Had a bottle pour at my house in myrtle beach.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrmartin (709) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Orange Pour with medium off-white head. Piney hop nose
medium sticky body.grapefruit and pine notes cut by a little fruity malt sweetness
Lingering bitter finish wih a bt of booze heat
Very good 10% dipa...Obviously not a session
hmm hopslam, Dorado, Ruination, Hop Stoopid....so good.
Mindwarp (91) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Floral aroma really nice. Heavy malty taste bitterness hops and booze. Overall its a beer thatís not the easiest to drink do to the boozy taste.
BierMeHoos (164) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle. Brewed on 8/8/2014. White color, creamy head. Body is murky orange-copper. Aroma is fruity. Peach, apricot, ripened fruit, pale malts, floral hop character. Taste is loads of hop character: floral hops, some pine, tangerine citrus and accompanying zest, mango, peach, boozy orange. Overall awesome beer if you enjoy the style of DIPA.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Solid pine on the nose. Massive pine sol on the tongue. Still manages to finish fairly clean. Hides itís booze well. Itís a kick in the nuts this beer but sometimes you need that.
tsadich (15) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hops sniff to it. Color is golden. Citrus malt is heavy on the front of the taste. A nice mellow finish thatís not boozy. Its a good ale, perfect release for fall... Just donít think it would be a go to, this time of year... Mothers winter grind and breakfast stout... Backwoods bastard when I can find it.
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with a good ivory head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that grows well into the palate, adding earth and cedar flavorings. On the swallow, the pine hops enter with aggression, then allow a little of the malt to re-appear as the finish lingers. A big brew, worth searching out.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to trapped
Pours slightly cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malts, grassy, grapefruit and pine resin
Good, malty but has a nice hoppy bite
Lubiere (10491) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with tropical fruits, citrus pulp, floral resinous hops, light sulfur notes, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of tropical fruits, pink grapefruit, floral resinous hops, very nice. Bottle at Syracuse Beer fest November 2014.