GMCC2181 (1498) - 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 (685) - 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, thatís 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 itís not cloying or resinous like you might expect. Thereís a good malt backbone to balance the bitterness, but hops are still the boss here. Thereís a nice citrusy bitterness left behind on the tongue although it doesnít stick hard to it and a light caramel sweetness in the follow through. Really nice DIPA!
Travlr (9999) - 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 (2447) - 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 (11317) - 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 (3282) - 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.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a mostly clear, amber-ish color with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of grapefruit, orange, citrus and light alcohol. Taste is of some nice citrus hops, light tropical fruits, light malt and a little bit of lingering alcohol. Solid.
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from boamr, thanks Ryan. Ryan and I worked out a trade awhile back and this was one of the agreed upon bottles. Well when we finally did the trade some time had passed so this is not the freshest bottle considering itís a DIPA. Aroma of dry citrus, vanilla, caramel, crusty bread and hops. Poured a hazy orange body with a smaller foamy off white head. Medium boided with average carbonation and only a hint of btterness on the finish. Flavor of juicy oranges, vanilla, caramel, dry ornage rind and crusty breads. Solid and if this was fresh Iím wondering how much better it could have been, or perhaps it just held up well.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of cardboard grapefruit, orange, and plastic. Flavor is mediocre hops, grapefruit, and orange. Average mouthfeel. Meh.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at the May 2011 Houston RB tasting. Light gold and clear. Nose of oranges and dankness-could be stale. Taste comes off very hot and one-dimensional, not super hoppy but very tart and supremely bitter on the end. I did not enjoy this one.