awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a few bottles on Dan’s Bachelor Party Extend Weekend trip through MI last fall, somehow they’re all gone now and somehow I never got the rating up. Pours relatively clear dark golden tint. Nose is very fresh/sweet hops on the tropical fruit/piney side. Flavor is a crisp and refreshing hop fix with mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and enough pine to round the hop profile out perfectly. I was very impressed with this offering and would love to get some more fresh someday. The abv is very hidden. This is the closest thing I’ve had to PTE this side of the Mississippi.
HomerBeerOdysy (17) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - Clear orange with a off-white 2-finger head that lasts. Good lacing
AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, citrusy.
TASTE - Bitter, dry. ABV well-hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Beer is light, well-carbonated, with a pleasantly creamy head.
VALUE - A bit pricey
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A very fine beer indeed. Quaffable.
Oly (36) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle (bottled on 8/8, drank on 8/29) into a snifter. Somewhat hazy copper orange with a lacy white head. Aroma is a subtle citrus with a bit of mango and floral notes. The taste is dominated by an almost Stone-like bitterness with little of the sweetness you expect from a DIPA. Unlike the aroma, the taste is mostly pine and resin hops with a long, long lingering bitterness. Carbonation is heavy and the alcohol is very well hidden. This is a very nice beer, but it’s less complex than I expect for the style and not quite worth the price (IMO), which brings it from a 16 overall to a 15.
ColovianTrader (270) - - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aggresive hop bitterness balanced by citrus, lemon peel, caramel, light fruit juice, gains and pine. Slightly tart with a nice bite.
HellesBunny666 (159) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry, floral, very subtle sauvignon blanc cat-piss-like aromas. Very floral and bright hops flavors. Very good malt balance. Creamy. Smooth.
RussianDragon (449) - - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from TW. Pours a clear golden yellow with ample white head that leaves frothy lacing. Aroma is tart citrus with lemon and lime zest. Flavor is big with lemon and grapefruit along with tropical fruits. Medium to full bodied, aggressive carbonation, and lingering bitter boozy finish.
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled two weeks ago on 8/8. Aggressive hop profile with bitter grapefruit and sticky pine finish. Big off white head adds a creamy texture and it lasts a while. Aroma is mostly citrus with some lighter notes tropical fruits floating in the background. Pretty good drink here.
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is deep golden with an orange hue. White head, which is leaving a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly dank and resinous with pine and grapefruit shining through. Slight sweetness on the nose, tiny biscuity grain note. Taste is bittersweet pine/citrus that rolls quickly and quietly into sweet malt and tropical pineapple tangerine type bitter before finishing with a piney bitterness. The bitterness is ever increasing but is limited to the mid to back palate. More flavor on the taste, more bitter on the finish and beyond. Sort of thin body. Delicious none the less.
fitwitchik (295) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle dated 8/08/14into a pint glass a dark orange amber with a white head.
Aroma is juicy citrus hops & mild sweetness.
Flavor is bitter bite your ass bitter. Quite good & balanced. Not disappointed but not my fave DIPA by Bells.
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head, with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pinapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Onslow (1152) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium orange / amber brew with dense white head. Aroma of floral, citrus and resinous hops. Taste is hops forward with citrus and resin right up front, some malt follows with a good bitter resin finish. Excellent DIPA.