ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is a 2 finger offwhite shade. Thereís some respectable texturing and retention to be found in the latter.
S: The hops here are very earthy and floral in their tone, and also features a minty touch reminiscent of 90 Minute. All in all, though, the hop profile here doesnít particularly strike my fancy, nor does the malt backbone.
T: Itís a bit maltier than I expected. Iím not sure if itís the age or whatnot - I just know the hop profile here isnít that powerful. At first, a touch of floral hops open things up, and before the boozy, sweet finish hits, I notice an enjoyable - but sadly vague and mild - midtaste of tropical fruits. Some floral hop qualities also return on the back end, which rubs me the wrong way combined with the mild booziness and strange umami tones.
M: I think this one is too heavy and sweet in texture. Itís not *sweet* per se (in terms of flavor), just lacking the necessary dryness to cleanse and refresh the palate. That, and it brings out the crap aftertaste more strongly.
O: Not a great DIPA, and I donít think this one has the excuse of being an old bottle, either. Certainly nothing to drainpour, but there are too many great DIPAs out there to seek this one out again.
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with thin white head. Smell is malt, hops and oak. Taste is bitter hops, oak and pine. Heavy body, heavy carb.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Bier Merchants as 471 Small Batch Double Hopped IPA. Pours orange to amber with off-white head. Fruit and pine hoppy aroma. Caramel malts, fruit, pine flavor with dry bitter finish.
rondphoto (2470) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark amber color, 1/2" foamy beige head cover, broken curtain of lace. Taste is strong sweet caramel malt that is interrupted by full-bodied citrus hops on the swallow, but the malt stays on course, sharing the finish with the hops. The finish also reveals alcohol, and, unexpectedly, mild sweet tea. A big-bodied brew, thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended.
shadey (1953) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Copper orange pour wht a small ring of white bubbles around the glass. Aroma is sticky malt sweetness and just a touch of bitterness. The body is full and syrupy with a lot of hop bitterness to the finish. Now I notice the alcohol. Potent, but unfortunately not very enjoyable.
Itzjerm (1473) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not overly impressed with this beer. Aroma is grain not hop. Taste is more sweet thickness with a slight hop bite that fades into grain. Overall not over whelmed or impressed with this beer.
Ctplt777 (244) - - DEC 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really boozy. Like almost dominates the aroma here. Some subtle tropical fruit but lots of alcohol. Really kind of overpowers this one for me. Taste is matly and almost syrupy sweet. Not much else going on. I was excited about this one but it was just kind of a boozy mess for me.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at DFW. Pours clear bee. Thin off white head. Aroma is caramel some hoppiness. Not terribly bitter. Really nice beer but not quite an ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange amber color with a frothy off white head. Aroma of resin hops and brown sugar and some vanilla. Flavor of citrus hops, sweet malts, slight resin and alcohol. Not sure this one is good enough to justify the 9.2% abv.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Concealer (867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a frothy beige head, lasting and lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, citrus, and pine. Flavor is caramel and toasted malt upfront citrus, and pine on the back end, light dark fruit underneath. Full bodied, oily with some warmth on the end. Lingering citrusy fruit notes.
Arcadia (59) - DeLand, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 12oz bottle from ABC. Heavy hop aroma, hints of pine and grapefruit. Moderate sweetness with a long finish; strong alcohol. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone