dlovell2 (1225) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from growler. To be honest I was a little shocked that this beer was not rated higher. Copper color with an off white head . Aroma is big citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, and pine resin. Tropical fruit and pineapple up front with a little sweetness followed by citrus. Finishes with grapefruit I rind and pine bitterness. Really nice IPA. Excited to finally try this beer .
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, citrus, and pine.
jtclockwork (10894) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF - Pours amber. Nose/taste of cracker malt, citrus and pine - medium body.
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Squirrel. Clear bright amber color, thick off white head. Aroma of haystacks. Taste is bitter bready straw.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy orange/amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma had some caramel and toffee sweetness, nice citrusy and piney hops. Flavor was much of the same. A bit sweet, but also dried out for this 8% beer. Well done DIPA.
Beerathon (1561) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some very complex flavors going on with the hop profile. Big citrus, especially grapefruit, and a strong hop spice bite. Solid.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Clear, dark chestnut color with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet toffee, grapefruit, orange, nuts and caramel malt.
Taste of floral hops, toffee, orange, grapefruit, sweet fruit and spice.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done. Near DIPA in style. Red/orange pour with ok head and lacing. Boozy, with some citrus hops. Sweet adn light bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Tap at Glen’s Garden Market.
wcrpnf19971 (8) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: this secret sauce IPA is only available on draft at Burley Oak in Berlin, Maryland. The imperial IPA pour transparent colors of orange, red & brown. The color slightly resembles candied yams on thanksgiving day smothered in secret sauce or the changing of the leaves in the autumn season. There's is a finger width of head but the head quickly dissipates due to the high alcohol. Plenty of carbonation and lacing on the side of the glass.
Aroma: earthy, woodsy with a slight burnt or smokey campfire aroma. Also, there's a slight citrus & tropical undertone. Maybe a grilled mango or pineapple aroma. Pine! Pine! Pine with a hint of spruce leaf.
Palate: on the front of the palate, sweet flavored malt with a hint of mango or a mellow flavor of puréed carrots. Definitely a lot of bitterness that carries throughout the entire palate. Mid palate is all hops. A woodsy, earthy & smokey characteristics with a hint of mango or tropical fruit coats your tongue and stay dominate throughout the entire experience with each mouthful.The beer finishes dry with flavors of pine & spruce.
Food: this imperial IPA/ secret sauce screams spicy food, Asian, Chinese & Mexican cuisine or dessert such as carrot cake. If cheese is your thing. Try a sharp or aged cheddar such as gouda or cabot.
*** Allow this imperial IPA to warm up for a few minutes before consumption. The true characters of the beer are released. Only then will you experience the overall liveliness of this handcrafted beer***
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery, aroma is fruity and floral, a bit funky too. Taste is semi sweet floral and fruity, pretty tasty.