Dogbrick (8121) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room. Clear orange-bronze color with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Full-bodied and somewhat syrupy with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and grainy malt. The finish is resiny and yes dank hops and grainy malt. Above average overall.
Ataraxia (369) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden color, transparent, frothy white head. Floral, some citrus and grapefruit, hay, sticky malts, and pine. Very bitter with a bit of syrupy sweetness barely peeking through. Oily, a bit spicy in the carbonation, and more than medium bodied. Fairly boozy and resinous in the finish
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, this is awesome. It pours bright yellowish, amberish orange color. Fairly pale for a DIPA of this strength. Quite cloudy. Medium-small white head. Quite good retention/lacing, which is a bit surprising since this is a big beer poured from a growler. The aroma is simply wonderful. It smells like a tropical fruit salad. Huge, juicy, sweet hoppiness. Very big on pineapple juice, sweet citrus, candied lemon rinds, tangerines, mango, papaya, grapes, strawberry jam, sweet pine. Itís just bursting with hops. Little malt character, just some simple pale malt, I guess. Fairly dank, though Iíd call it more tropical than dank. No booziness, which is an all too common affliction among >10% abv DIPAs. Taste is similarly great, maybe even better. Itís like a mouthful of candied tropical fruit hops. Bitterness is light. Fairly sweet, but itís all hop flavor. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Normally, Iíd want a bit more of a bite in the finish to clean things up, but this beer is so rich with hop flavor that itís not necessary. Mild alcohol - considering itís >10% abv, itís impressively subdued. Mouthfeel is light but oily with hop flavor. Ridiculously easy to drink for a beer of this strength. Iím having to force myself to go slowly through the liter. This is the best new DIPA that Iíve had in a long time.
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cellarmaker, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of fresh piney hops, resin, citrus, floral notes, grass and caramely malts. Taste is massively hoppy and chewy with loads of grass, citrus, floral notes, juicy fruitness and caramely malts. Finish is a bit stuffy with loads of hops, caramel, stingy bitterness and sweetness. Feels a bit unbalanced, but still quite tasty.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boozy, fresh, dank hops. Smells awesome: love that hoppy punch in the face. Boozy on the palate, hops at center stage, so much malt. Tasty. Honestly could turn into a nice barleywine after a few months. Thanks Brian!
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth. Creamy. Acidic? Pleasantly. I highly enjoyed this. Pine, dank and citrus and it is nice. I canít tell it is very strong. Very clean and intended. Another good, hop-focused beer from these guys.
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a tap at the brewery.The hop aroma is really "dank" yet the taste is super acidic which should be suspected yet isnít a beer that I would want more than taste or an 8oz.There is a pine and slight tropical fruit taste but is obliterated by high IBUs.The appearence of the beer is a dark gold with minimum white head. Slick and sticky medium body.