deyholla (6616) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at flying saucer eleventeen party. Pours a hazy deep orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of pine, resin and onion backed with sweet grains. Flavor begins with sweet grains and light pine with a growing onion finish.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Depp yellow - only slightly cloudy maybe. Good head. Tons of fruit and flower aroma and flavor takes over the malt. A slight sweetness is the only give-away that there might be a decent amount of alcohol in it.
rosenbergh (6710) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery. Brooklyn, NY.
Cloudy amber colour with small white head.
Fruity hoppy aroma with exotic fruits, mild bitterness and lemon.
Fruity hoppy flavour with some dark bitterness. Tasty heavy fruity IIPA.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap the the Fort Worth Gingerman. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is sap, lots of fruit, and pine. Taste is alcohol, lots of pine, citrus, and a little caramel.
Cavie (3793) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gman FW. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a very light white head. Aroma is of big hops. Fresh grapefruit, and citrus spice. Hops spice. Flavor is wet hops, spicy notes with grapefruit as well. Finishes fruity.
tmoreau (2386) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Poor Phils in Oak Park, IL. displaying a clear, golden hue, and average, white head foam that gradually diminished to a ring & film, and left some dots and dashes of lacing. I liked that the nose was strictly resin and spruce, with no noticeable citrus, a nice change from most American IPAs. The flavor balanced the medium hop bitterness with some good malt content, with the lingering bitterness coupling up with some pleasant dryness into the finish. Nice, but didn’t sense the 8.2% abv or the body of a DIPA.
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Amber gold with good, creamy, white head / Bright ose of citrus and cut pine / Medium body, chewy and creamy, with fine, balanced body featuring only modestly biting hops and good, bitter, finish / Mellow flavors of orange, grapefruit, cut pine, bubblegum, and resin / Tastes like more of a regular pale than a double, with only a modest hop profile and bitterness levels. It is a very nice pale, though, with lovely flavor and balance.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Bright sticky citrus, juicy, with a touch of mango and tropical fruit, pineapple. Big malt, toast and sweet toasted fruit notes. Earthy,, not as much hops as expected given the nose. Long bitter grapefruit finish.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Haymarket, pours clear golden with foamy white head. Nose has pine, grapefruit, with sweet candy sugar undertones. Flavors are sweet mango and pineapple, candy sugar, some banana and oranges, healthy bitterness. Full mouth feel. Good beer but sorta like those great iipa of 5 years ago (good hop flavor but just too sweet). Little boozy too.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a mostly clear gold with a sticky white head that persists. Nose is hoppy, some light malts. Pretty non-descript with citrus and pine resin. On taste, it lacks the punch of a hops and bitterness one expects. Comes across as a pleasant American IPA, but just isn’t anything special. Some citrus and resin, some malt. Just kind of blah.