dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- floral hints, honey, passion fruit, nectarines, slight medicinal hints
Appearance- rust brown/orange, incredible lacing, decent white head
Taste- definite pine, some citrus, grass, bread, bittersweet finish
Palate- very nice body and mouthfeel for this style, exceptional
Overall- Above average DIPA in my book but nothing to rant and rave about. IMO this would have been better off as a 100% Citra DIPA than the various hop varieties they used. Also too malt forward to make it a 4+ brew.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a deep, hazy amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, pineapple and fresh resin. Mouthfeel is juicy and full, still nearly sessionable despite the 10% abv; notes of pineapple, pine resin, light fruity malt and juicy tropical fruits
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A friend shared this bottle and I had mixed feelings about this beer. It looked like it was a dark orange color with a small wispy head. The smell was quite hoppy, pine and citrus. The flavor was also nce and hoppy with more pine but it was also sweet, syrupy, and astringent. I was happy to only have to finish eleven ounces because a full bomber would be too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-15-2010 21:21:32
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Possibly old. It is a decent ipa but for a west coaster it doesnt seem syper assertive.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to someone. poured mahogany with a white head and some lacing. aroma was pine and citrus. flavor was pine, citrus, butterscotch, and cotton candy. body was light with low carbonation.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks mark! Pours dark orange rust with soft foam head. Aroma of candy sugar and marmalade. Taste is sweet hop bitter reminds me of 90/120 ipa
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to mrmiles for this extra bomber
A: Pours a deep garnet color with a small fluffy white cap. The head and the retention is decent given the ABV
S: If I could give this a 6 I would...exactly what I love in IPAs. Lots of sweet pineapple juice, mango, blood orange, apricot, pear, and other orchard fruits. So damn awesome. Malts do a lot in terms of balancing, also adding some caramel sweetness.
T: Sweet tropical fruit...whoever mentioned candied pineapple hit the nail on the head. Also candied mango. Lots of residual sugar on top of sweet tropical/citrus fruit, on top of sweet caramel from the malts. Alcohol is very warming, but not really a problem. Well balanced- sweetness with hops.
MF/D: Viscous, sweet, and smooth. Easy to drink despite the ABV. Do not recommend taking a bomber down by yourself...which is what I am attempting, hence my 4 rating for drink
Notes: Really solid offering from a brewery Iíve never tried or even heard of...But definitely will be ISO their beers in the future.
writerljberg (394) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Hophead84. Thanks!
A: Red shaded towards plum purple.1/2" head. Decent legs.
N: Perfect blend of fruit, pine and malt. Pineapple, mango, pine, earth floor, caramel/toffee. Lots of the tropical fruits really bumps this up for me.
T: Lots and lots of caramel and pineapple. Mango. Very sweet, but balanced out with a moderate pine and earth floor.
M: Very full. Semi dry. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: I look forward to having this every time, and Iím not disappointed.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep dark orange. Perfect one finger of thick head. Nose is predominantly grapefruit, with a bit of spicy hop notes and pine. Itís the grapefruit thatís dominant though. Medium body. Decent malt character, but this one is all about the hops. First two thirds on the palette is fruity hop flavor, grapefruit rind and maybe peach. Back third is pleasant bittering. A great beer
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at the UFC tasting, small pour into my Deschutes snifter. I donít remember who brought this, but thanks!
A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head that recedes to a film ring.
S: Nice pine and some resin with a lingering fruity ester over a nice solid light caramel malt.
T: Slight sweet fruit with a nice resin-like quality with a very subtle pine in the background. Again the malty backbone is integrated nicely.
M: Medium bodied with a nice malty flavor that lingers with some bitterness. Nicely carbonated as well.
O: Not my favorite DIPA, but it was definitely a want for me and Iím glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2011