Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle. This is the first of the 110K+OT beers that I have tried and I am looking forward to it.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is incredibly sweet with a ton of sugar and toffee and a hint of fruit. Definitely not what I expected from a DIPA. The aroma is unfortunately more of the same. I get a lot of sweet orange and toffee notes, with some sugar thrown in. The beer tastes about like orange marmalade or jelly, with not real bitterness or other notes that resemble a DIPA. This beer is simply a sugary, sweet mess that doesnít work at all. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I donít understand the higher ratings because this is a mess that is just simply not drinkable.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Ericandersnavy) clearish amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of funky hops, agave, taste is nasty. Very sweet, funky, toasty, gross, unfermented sweet sugars. Donít like it. Syrupy.
DialSquare (2051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Copper-orange pour with finger of sturdy off-white and spotty stick. Big aroma of apricot, honey and other tropical fruits I canít quite put my finger on. Taste is sweet citrusy, earthy hops, caramel, grapefruit, honey and cereal. Hmm... didnít realize this was a DIPA until I started rating. Says something about it -- comes off as part boozy american strong ale mixed with an ipa. Kinda works for me. A DIPA sipa. Did I say it was boozy?
jcartamdg (1447) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden copper with no head or lacing. Aroma of hops and Malta in large quantities... Already thinking this is going to be too much. Taste follows, the closet thing I can compare it to is hoppy cough syrup. Too sweet, too malty and the bitterness does not balance this out. Not my type of beer, couldn't finish the glass.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/6/12. 750mL bottle. Really hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head. Loaded aroma with tons of hops, bits of orange sweetness, plenty of malt, and a definite alcohol kick. Very sweet malty flavor with plenty of citrus and orange. Lingering dank hops and a sense of alcohol again. Eh.
rbrazell (1319) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a unclear amber with some loose white bubbles for a head. Aroma is tons of citrus, white peach, light touches of spice, with some sweet malt of the background. Flavor is sweetness up front, fruity orange and hops through the middle fading to a resiny bitter finish. Noticeable alcohol.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color, aroma of citrus tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, flavors of sweet tropical fruits, citrus hops, pine, caramel, toffee, honey, bitter but not much with such a strong malt backbone, some where between a DIPA and a barlywine, great brew
dougefreezy (33) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep orange amber. KInd of sweet and syrupy but citrusy at the same time, that balances well. Seems I got a fresh one! I guess Raul the Quality control guy was not passed out when they bottled this batch!
No volcano of beer here! Overall very satisfying, a big thumbs up! Thanks Cigar City!
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Lucious amber pour. Syrupy and glowing with a thin white head. Aroma of mangoes and papaya; very tropical. Taste is tropical fruit, citrus zest, and flowers. Boozy but hoppy. Well made and wild thy of aging about 6-9 months.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thebsmitty (66) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep slighty hazy orange color. Citrusy, sweet and grapefruit in the nose. Sweet, hoppy, but not overpowering. Finishes slightly bitter but smooth. Very good CCB beer.