pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini-growler from Spirits Manahawkin. Pours out a nice golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of some grains, citrus, light tropical fruits. Not all that much of a hop punch on the aroma, more subtle. Taste is clean, grainy bready malts, nice acidic hops, floral notes, some citrus, light fruits. Not a hop bomb, but solid.
Ed5388 (2098) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper/orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma of lots of citrus and pine. Taste is bready malts, a touch of caramel sweetness, and lots of citrus fruit.
ben4321 (3940) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 7/18/14: This desperately needs a full re-rate. In the meantime, moving the score to where it should be...
Location: Draft at Cork City, 4/12/13
Aroma: The nose is clean hops, pine, some hops, but a little disappointing
Appearance: It has a clear orange pour with a small head and some spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light sweet and medium bitter, thereís some resin flavor that comes though
Palate: This one is medium bodied, it has average carbonation, and a dry finish
Itís decent, but certainly not spectacular. I wanted a great DIPA, and I got an okay one. I just had higher expectations from a Carton DIPA considering how spectacularly they handled the hop profile of Boat Beer.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Brass Rail, Hoboken. Poured into a shaker pint :( (sad glassware).
Very cloudy apricot colored pour with a nice foamy white head. Excellent lacing. Poured pretty cold so let it warm some before nosing and tasting.
Nose is citrusy fruity hops.
Flavor is fairly hoppy without being overwhelmingly so. Lots of tropical fruit notes to this one. A decent malt backbone. A little on the sweet side up front, the finish is pleasingly dry.
Notch up another from a new-to-me brewery. Pretty nice offering.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
kimjongill (207) - - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap. Citrus aroma. Clear light orange pour. The bitter bite of hop is too much and unbalanced. Hop flavor is also not well defined.
conway (1449) - - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 So happy to finally re-rate this! Draft. Pours slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is lots of tropical fruit. Taste is pineapple, mango, fresh cut grass and a citrusy finish. Palate is medium with a strong carb and slightly dry finish. This is delicious. Iím so glad Iíve finally drank this fresh.
Capa (2030) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity, tropical, a bit of malt sweetness. Medium body. Flavor is mostly run by the fruity and floral hops, caramel malt sweetness, tropical fruits. FInish is bitter and lengthy. Nice DIPA.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy golden color, massive rhick cream colored head with good retention. Aroma of tropical fruit and grass taste is similar. Nice.
nj_BierMaven (106) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pine-citrus aroma, flavor of mango and apricot hints balance piney bitterness. Not my top choice for a double IPA but a very enjoyable brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís easier to point out the flaws here than sing the praises. The hop profile simply isnít interesting. There is a great deal of flavor here and it is well balanced but itís just ordinary.