ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour. Massive grapefruit and tropical fruit on the nose. Flavor is juicy citrus. Some biscuit malt but pretty low on the malt profile. Big and juicy but not super balanced. Tasty beer.
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. The nose is herbal and tropical hops. The flavor has a little sweetness up front with the requisite big hop finish. Mostly herbal with some guava and papaya. Medium to full bodied with a lengthy hop finish. Pretty solid brew.
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Bevmo
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit, dusty caramel and hot alcohols
Taste: Sharp bitter pine resin and hot alcohols
Bitter extract flavor, drinkable
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little head on a little haze. A nice nose, sorta Stone-like in its hop profile, but muted. Very sweet and toasted in the mouth. Not too bitter, an unpleasantly cabbage-y finish.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at SL and intially shared by robert. Nice orange color, small head that faded quickly. .Nose of some grapefruit and fruits. Taste is strong mango, pinapple, grapefruit...... nice bitterness. Lots of fruits.... Medium body. Nice DIPA...
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fine white head sitting on top of a hazy light orange/amber body. When you go in for a closer look, that’s when you get hit by the big green monster! Strong grassy, piney hop aromas smack you upside the snout along with a clean malt aroma. Spicy pine, grass and citrus hop flavors hit you on the first sip, but it’s not cloying or resinous like you might expect. There’s a good malt backbone to balance the bitterness, but hops are still the boss here. There’s a nice citrusy bitterness left behind on the tongue although it doesn’t stick hard to it and a light caramel sweetness in the follow through. Really nice DIPA!
Travlr (11063) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy yellow brown color. Aroma of pine boughs. Taste is bitter pine cones. Interesting.
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sized offwhite head with good retention and lace. Hazy copper/gold hued ale. Nose is nice, juicey, fruity with citrus and melons along with some bubblegum notes, a little dank. Med/full bodied, oily on the palate, resiny, juicey, nice carbonation. Large, juicey hop flavors, grapefruit, orange, cotton candy and a little pine. ABV is well hidden. Dry fruity finish, mouthwatering, just fuckin juicey, nice. Bomber from statelineliquors.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, grapefruit, orange, some strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light cantaloupe. Medium-full body, some resin.
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bleeng shared at May tasting. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral and hemp. Bitter flavor upfront with dry grapefruit finish. A good IIPA from Black Diamond.