Dodgrblu (701) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, thin disappearing head, nicely bitter, no citrus or pine. Good effervescence.
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Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light Amber/Gold thin off white head. Aroma is fruity and floral, with dried apricot, bubblebath, and background hoppiness. Taste is floral, with a mild pine to it, nice firm hoppiness.
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Liquor Store Las Vegas. Nose is very tropical, grapefruit, pineapple, mangos, and a hint of ivy. Clear orange tinged yellow with a medium yellow tinged head. Flavor is moderated bitter with lsomef background fruity sweetness. Quite delicious.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a nice foam head.Smells of grapefruit. Taste hoppy bitter with a smooth after taste.
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Fruity hops notes of grapefruit, mango and pineapple mix with pine needles and caramel and white bread malt in the aroma. Powerful grapefruit hops up front segue into fruitier tropical flavours of pineapple and mango, with a touch of kiwifruit leading into the mid-palate. Supple salted caramel malt in the mid-palate provides some backing to the hops. Melon and mango hops come in at the finish, leaving a lingering mango aftertaste. The range and depth of tropical hops flavours in this beer is very enjoyable, and there is just enough malt backing to sustain them, making for a classy imperial IPA.
fletchfighters (1324) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into a snifter
Straw gold color, really a white collar for head. Not a lot of visible carbonation.
Smelt aroma a few feet away from glass. Very nice. Pine, passionfruit, Grapefruit, and some paw paw. Big forward nose.
Big, aggressive and bitter. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Flashes of sweetness in the taste but this is about aggressive hops.
Oily, somewhat heavy feel, with an olily dry finish.. Some prickly carbonation here and there. Not a big malt backbone but this is a SD IPA so who needs it when you get crushed by hops. Winner
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White foamy head strong carbonation deep gold pour aromas floral hoppy mix caramel very nice the flavours piney strong bitter grapefruitapricot some papaw and lemon strong hoppy fruit flavours rich malt the finish taste does taper off a bit at the finish still a nice ale good aftertastes of hop and malt strong bitter
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows fresh hops, piny notes, tropical fruit and some clean sweet malt.
Incredibly hoppy flavours. Pure pine and grapefruit with very little malt to support it.
Carbonation seems a bit high. Body could be thicker.
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small firm white head. Nose shows loads of citrus and tropical fruits. Bitterness at the forefront. Tropical fruits shine with heavy influence from grapefruit notes. Bitter and grapefruit layers on the finish. very bitter and a touch sweet. Good stuff
bytemesis (5561) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - drank from bottle so no appearance notes. Aroma and flavor are nice citrusy, with some spruce and cat piss / dank notes in there as well. Light sweet, light plus bitter, well masked abv. Medium body, somewhat oily finish. Quite a good DIPA.