DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky golden-orange color with a khaki head. Head retention is poor, given its ample size upon pouring. Pungent aromas of competing toasty malt and citrus. Moderately thick and lightly oily textures. Big malt, but balanced well with citrusy hops. Finish is plenty bitter, but retains a sweetness. Alcohol is quite evident.
TheJester (2002) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 mL bottle. Disappointed with this one. There is an initial hit of bitterness, citrus and caramel in the flavour, but then . . . nothing. The flavour disappears, never to return. The bitterness lingers, but it’s awful lonely.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep copper, darker than a lot of IPAs. Not crazy about the aroma, harsh. Very sweet up front. Not as hoppy as I expected.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Euston Tap, London on 16 Dec 2012. Poured a hazy amber, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and some underlying bitter pine-like hops. Spicy hop flavours, with orange peal and apricot and grapefruit. Finish was toffee, bitter resin and big marmalade.
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a med amber, thin off white head. Aroma is big booze, malt, sugar, resiny hop, dark caramel, toffee. Flavor is huge malt, sugar, booze... Big body, gooey. Not really my bag
commonshawn (485) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Haskells. Dark orange almost tan. Thick white head. Piney, syrupy, some sour fruit aroma. Lots of layers of flavor. Wet and hoppy with strong alcohol notes. Coats the mouth, warming. Not as expected from a dipa. Very interesting, even if not my favorite.
Berard (382) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep caramel in color with medium carbonation. Caramel and hop aroma with white head that lingers. Nice caramel and resin flavor but limited complexity.
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Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Guess I better say something since I’ve got this more than enough times in trades.
Most of the time in a snifter but actually twice in a chalice, interesting, sigh, no difference for the most part.
The appearance was mostly a somewhat golden amber to gold looking color.
The aroma is mostly bitter in the format of an AIPA to slightly showcase a decent malt background.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body. With a mostly somewhat sessionable sort of quality trying to compound this beer.
Overall, hey now, I say this is a good beer.
johnnymusky (405) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Should have been my first not my 5th cuz i want another!alcohol is masked......very tasty specimen....nose is sweet and fantastic....taste is even better...just had a hop stoopid which is my go to ....and wow maybe a better dbl ipa in my area?investigation follows ........
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville, NC (listed as 12% ABV). Darker than normal orange pour with a short off-white head. Heavy amounts of caramel and toffee malts, tangerine, wet grass, and pine needles in the aroma. The taste is an assault of grapefruit, pine, caramel, and booze resulting in a warm, bitter, and sweet delicious beer. Everything lingers on the palate. Awesome beer!