cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BLG for this one. Pours a dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and earthy hop character. Taste is sticky, resinous sweetness from the malt and a sharp bitterness from the earthy and pine hops. It’s almost too sweet. I’d like to see more of the hops come through.
StefanSD (2072) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is well roasted barley, dust, some fruity citrus and pine. The flavor is bitter hops forward with piney hops and a trace of grapefruit backed up by a malt base that features biscuit, rye bread and caramel. The palate is full, smooth and a bit oily with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering bitter walnuts. Overall: Respectable brew, but I’d call it an imperial red ale; its just too malty for a DIPA in my opinion...
RobertDale (3306) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours dark gold with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit, oranges, pine, grass, and caramel malt. Well done!
DannyBoyOG (4) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet floral aroma, beautiful appearance. The taste is quite refreshing. This is one of Bootlegger’s best brews, when it is available. Do yourself a favor and try this brew.
rxeight (1192) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stuff. Nice hops. Some malt. Medium low bitternes, low for a double, Run of the mill double.
nimbleprop (4547) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle courtesy of OCBeerSociety. Pours a golden amber with some lacing white head. Nose is soapy, pine, caramel, dough. Flavor is bitter, sweet, caramel, grapefruit, soap. Full, bitter finish.
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite DIPAs. Overload of citra hops and citrus all over this thing.
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty average beer here. Overall kind of malty boozey and orangey. This might be old because it does taste a bit stale and acidic.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Bog malt and super dank hoppy, tasty stuff, Very rich and a strong stone like bitterness
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a lightly hazy bronzed body with a tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus. A decent amount of malt to boot. Complex. The flavor is malty grapefruit, pine, and orange zest. Palate is bitter but balanced. Medium bodied, and a very good beer from a company I’ve never heard of.