SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hazy amber, thin beige head, syrupy full body, medium low co2.
Aroma: tons of candy-sweet intensly-fresh piney hops, some darker earthy background notes.
Taste: incredibly intense fresh hop flavor, not very bitter, very sweet (sugary sweet, not caramel malty sweet).
like a really sweet hop soda. Cloying.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to an opaque dark orange body with a sexy reverse cascading head. Some thin soapy white head. The aroma has a little wet dog or bacteria Milwaukee water up front thatís really subtle. Slight apricot, mango, or papaya. Very weird. The palate is syrupy and thick. Bitter, but not overly so. The flavor has a super sweet sugary fruit and grassy hops with a dry overly attenuated pale malt. Ultra disappointing.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle thanks to Kevin! Poured medium plummy-amber with.. get this.. a reverse-cascading head!?! dense and long-lasting. The aroma picked up some strong, odd sugars.. overripe and bruised redder fruits joined by vinegary skins and wet, unnamed tropical fruit.. some toffee and biscuits when you dig deep.. soapy on the back of the nose. The flavor picked up molasses to support apricots and light biscuits at the core.. citrus and other fruits provided bitterness around the edges, joined by black-peppery alcohol.. long, warming finish. Heavier-bodied with a very full, challenging feel on the palate.. tacky at times on the palate, and it didnít move so smoothly.. the sweetness really drove it, blocking out much of the hoppage.. I couldíve rated this lower, but not really any higher. Maybe age will help.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 75cl bottle courtesy of sebletitje shared with Travlr, Urbain, Owen and Herman. Hazy dark golden with a sligh white head. Flowery aroma of malts and sweet honey. Taste is sweet malty with honey touches and hops. The aftertaste is bitter and honeysweet. Sticky palate. A little bit to much on the sweet side but a great beer and idea.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is awesome sweet tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, papaya, etc. I could smell it all day. Taste is another story. Syrupy, thick, and sweet. Too sweet. Lots of tropical fruit flavors without a ton of bitter hops. It is a well-crafted beer, just too sweet. A couple tweeks to dry it out, thin it out and add a touch of bitterness, and it would be awesome.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is pineapple, dankness, passion fruit, and lots of perceived sweetness. Very nice!
Taste is like pure diabeetus. All honey, malt, and sugar, almost no hops. Seriously? Wow. So bad.
Ugh. Finishes a sugary, syrupy mess....
Not good at all.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 or markwise- I will thank both of them because Iíll have tried both of their bottles within a couple weeks of each other. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. Mild aroma, but the flavor pounds you with sweetness. Honey, sugar, citrus, sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, and some hops and tea leaves. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a super sweet malty mouthfeel. 7/8/10 Re-Rate: As I pour this bottle at a tasting for friends, the appearance and the aroma remain the same as my initial impression. So does the flavor. This is just so, so sweet. Tons of malt, sugar, and citrus notes (grapefruit and orange). This was a big hit at the tasting, and even though I like the beer overall it just isnít what I look for in a DIPA. The hops are citrusy on the nose, and donít really show up until the finish and lingering citrusy, bitter aftertaste. Still messy to me.
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle batch 3, 2010 vintage thanks to ericandersnavy) opaque deep orange, oily white bubbles, very little lacing. Nose is very oxidized, cardboard, oranges, and very sugary. Taste is EXTREMELY sweet, almost no hop flavor at all, oranges, a sweet mess with almost no carbonation. Cigar Cityís worst beer by a mile.
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - on tap. Dark copper pour, slightly murky. Aroma is sweet with some kidís cereal notes. Flavor is sweet with some brandy, some honey notes and a hint of nuttiness. Thickish mouthfeel. Brought to the tasting by Degarth.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 5 points. This thing is sticky sweet with a rubbing alcohol burn to finish. Too much honey and not enough hops or perhaps not the right hops.