thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at GABF) golden color with a creamy tan head. Nose of rhubarb, candi sugar, pineapple and mango. Taste of umami, rhubarb, sweet, pineapple. Creamy and thick body.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my friend Robert. Pours burnt orange to red and clear with a small creamy head that fades to a film. nose is sweet bread and caramel malts behind loads of orange, pine, citrus, herbal hops, peaches, and sweet resinous fruits. Taste is full on hop flavor and semi sweet but doesnít come off cloying or heavy. Bitterness is smooth and subdued but is just enough to balance it out and really doesnít leave a lasting bitterness. I can almost feel the dank hop oils on my teeth. Medium body. Good. one of the darker, heavier west coast IPAs.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Deuane for sharing this treat with me. We poured the brew into strait glasses and were greeted with a nice two finger white head that laced it way all the way down the glass. The body of the brew was a nice shade of amber. This is a west coast IPA no bones about it. The nose is hoppy and citric good grassiness and floral notes. The flavor is hop bitter forward with almost no malt sweetness coming through. I can see why the Hopheads dig it. The flavor is bitter hops upfront with an ever slight malt sweetness making this brew a very drinkable DIPA. The body is medium with great carbonation adding to the ease of consumption. Yes this is definitely one of the better west coast DIPA I have had this year.
Serving type: bottle
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to gregshead on BA. Deep clear amber pour with a small off-white head and great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, and pine with some sweet malt notes. Caramel malt flavor, more prominent than other west coast IPAs but not as much as an east coaster. Good citrusy grapefruit hop flavor with some resinousness to it. Medium-plus bodied with not too much syrupiness and a smooth carbonation. Really good but not on the level of some of the best west coast DIPAs. Iíll have it again though.
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Stone. Pours dark orange with a creamy orange head. The aroma is nice with sweet citrus, grass, and tropical fruit. The flavor is huge, juicy, and bitter with sweet peaches, mango, grass, and a resinous bitter sweet finish. Very potent and juicy.
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, Thanks to Andrew, Pours a reddish orange with a serious foamy head . Big nose of sweet pine and citrus bombed hops. Has a good chunk of maltiness and grassy grapefruit throughout, Sort of a cross between Pliny and an Odell Red. Finishes with a bitter sweetness and a touch of breadiness. A nice Cali DIPA. Glad I got to try this one.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. I open the bottle and the aroma just blows out with citrus and cut-grass. Pours a very dark copper with a nice head. The taste is of citrus, hops, and vanilla. Its is very well balance and very easy to drink. Theres a little bit of a bitter aftertaste but not very much. There is no punishment of the tounge when drinking this. Which was a bit of a dissapointment. It is a bit to easy to drink.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really fantastic brew. The aroma is super hoppy. Itís like taking a handful of hops and smelling them. Pours a golden red brown with a nice off white head. The taste is quite tame for a DIPA. Itís pretty sweet. Theres a pinch of dryness and then it mellows out to a smooth finish that isnít offending at all. Nice body. Lots a malts. Really great. I think they balanced this so well youíd just never guess itís 10% or a DIPA. Oh yeah...not hot whatsoever. great job.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super clean aroma - cut grass, sauvignon blanc grapes, tangerine - just dynamite. Flavor is equally dank - very light sweetness with tropical fruits and a good herbal bitterness in the finish. Great stuff.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle poured into my Narke glass...A super dark ipa, dark copper bordering on a shiney brown, semi clear. A huge tope head of about five fingers emerges77, a fluffy head that looks great. The retention is good and lacing is awesome, literally coats the whole glass. Stunner...An equally impressive aroma that instantly reminds me of a stronger Daisy Cutter. Grassy hops with caramel, no hints of alcohol or pine typical in a DIPA, love it! A unique hint of vanilla on the finish...The taste matches the muted dipa notes on the aroma, but they take it a bit too far. I like that its not an alcoholic pine bomb, but then again it could use more flavor overall, just pretty light. The front is very malty, caramel, and again some vanilla. Pineapple shows off some great notes as well, especially as it warms. The finish is a very smooth pine resin taste and sensation, not overly bitter, doesnít attack the senses...Mouthfeel is ok, lighter for a dipa, especially on the finish...Incredibly easy to drink for 10%.
A huge and positive surprise. An easy to drink malty dipa that I really enjoyed.