Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bruery Provisions store and bar. There was some buzz about this beer, where it will be on tap and the like. I found it to be a bang on DIPA, Golden orange coloured body. Orange taste, the IBU certainly up there. Leaning on the bitterness, but still balanced. Middle bodied.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy citrus hop aroma. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to Craig. Orange/amber with off white head. Resinous hop aroma with some alcohol. Taste is more fruity, mango and orange with some caramel malt. Bitter finish
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has to be one of my favorite dipas, maybe my favorite. The aroma is definitely one of a kind from what I have seen in this style. Slightly thick. Pour is brown and not cloudy. I love the palate. I think the beer is unique all around. The mouth fill is gorgeous. This beer comes down to being purely beautiful.
cgarvieuk (15617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... thanks to Blair ... copper ... thin soft off white head ... sweet pine hop ... american creamy nose ... sweet front ... its got a light touch of the creamy american malt ... sweet fruits ... so so
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a golden - amber colour with a thick beige head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit, pineapple and caramel. Alcohol is really quite prominent with flavours of pineapple, passion fruit, mango, caramel and a bitter finish. Quite hot with some dryness also.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice sticky hopiness to it. Great beer. Just how I want my dipas to be!!
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red brown with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine hops, vanilla, caramel, some dark fruitiness. Flavor is floral, fruity, citrus, caramel and bread; very full-bodied and complex. Syrupy bittersweet finish; goes down very smooth. Very drinkable. Nice lacing.
Cannile (10) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I cracked the bottle and was immediately greeted with an explosion of deep forest pine and dank hop skunkiness. Pours thick and moderately syrupy. Dark copper in color. Head dissipates fairly quickly, though leaves generous lacing at every inch it touches. Aroma of sharp pine, rosemary, weed, and grass. As the liquid warms, that signature butterscotch aroma of diacetyl quickly makes an appearance. And although this descriptor may be used often, there is an element in its aroma that smells as if you really are sticking your nose into a package of fresh high-alpha hops. Moderately full bodied and fairly sweet with generous two-dimensional caramel and scotch malt characteristics. Immediately displays a perfect dose of that first-wort bitter characteristic along with that butterscotch diacetyl we talked about upon sipping, following by a complimentary dose of spice and pine hop characteristics. Hardly oxidized. There are little to no fruity, citric hop attributes in this one. I find that the entire hop profile of this beer is balanced in absolute perfect harmony, in that it is not weighted as too bitter, too flavorful, or too aromatic. Also, at ten percent alcohol by volume, there is not a single hint of booze. The first thing that comes to mind as I enjoy this Knuckle Sandwich is a coiled rattlesnake, ready to strike at its unsuspecting prey, in the sense that every aspect of this beer is pulled back and tight-knit; bitterness, maltiness, flavorful, moderately full-bodied ... and yet I am only halfway through the twenty-two ounce bottle and am already feeling its venomous effects. Pretty good stuff.
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split a 22oz bottle with a friend. Poured a light caramel color with a small slightly fluffy white head. Aroma was sweet tropical fruits, touch of pine. No heavy malt character - unless my palate deceives me (it could just be that this one didn’t have the typical malt-bomb characteristics I’ve come to find in this particular, sometimes poorly labeled style). Alcohol is well hidden for 10% ABV.