Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, floral, earthy, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, flat, long finish, bitter,
alexsdad06 (5239) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared with DrSilverworm in May 2013 notes. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized off white head that leaves sticky lace. The aroma has a wonderful grapefruit citrus, resin, some dank hops, caramel and toasted bread. The flavor has thick grapefruit citrus, resin, some sweet caramel that cuts the bitterness a bit, toasted bread, long lasting bitterness through the finish. I would love to have this around in cans all of the time.
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from TheEpeeist. Dated 04/11/2014. Nose is pine resin, citrus, mango, and a hint of pineapple. Murky yellow orange with a medium cream head. Flavor is moderately bitter with plenty of resin and tropical fruits. Very nice beer from DC.
budznsudz (553) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from can. Hoppy resinous pinecone, sour lemon boozy esters. Taste is bitter hop resin, exotic fruit and citrus tartness. Really good.
EamonTheGreat (119) - USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had out of a can that was about 2 months old. Strong citrus/piney aroma. The taste is of piney bitterness with hints of citrus and caramel. Overall a great IPA that I'd love to try fresh. Piney citrusy carmel goodness.
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brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler from DíVines in DC) Murky copper body with a big, disappearing head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with moderate alcohol, pine hops. Medium body, oily-silky mouthfeel. Orange hop flavor, a little spice, hay, and peach; bitter finish.
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brick orange with a soft golden hue and a thin head of khaki foam that fell quickly and left a bit of a ring and some slippery lace as it drank. Nose is a blast of dank herbal, tropical mango and sexy caramel. Thereís some sweet earth underneath it all and some citric tartness on top. Thereís even a moment of peppery spice before you discover the earthy christmas tree pine. taste is intense. Firm malt lays down deliberately and fully on the palate creating a sweet canvas for an eminent ripe mango with a splash of grapefruit. . The herbal is pungent and leafy and the pine is earthy and steadfast. All these flavors roil and roll, reaching their individual peaks while the malt stands firm and unmoving. In fact it creeps forward with a bit more earth to remind you that armageddon is coming. Then it strikes! The bitter. Itís a stronger hop bitter than it actually seems because of the staunch malt and it lasts well into the finish with some stickiness and a bit of resin to coat the throat and leave a lingering caramel in the aftertaste. The fruit has been removed from you and the this is the end of time.
This beer is not what I was expecting. It is the definition of intense. For an DIPA it is truly complex and that is rare. Layered, lasting, urgent, forceful. This is no shy beer. I love it!
Thank you @Shroud0fdoom.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz can, 5/23/14
Aroma: It has an aroma of grapefruit/tropical notes, pine, and pale malts
Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with a small head and spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is mildly sweet, with a good amount of fruit/pine bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light for the style, soft and a little thin, with a rather dry finish
Pretty nice example of a DIPA. It is pretty dry and drinks pretty nicely. Itís a little thin, but not in a bad way. Interesting take on the style for sure.
RussianDragon (284) - - MAY 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler from local Whole Foods. Pours a clear deep golden amber with 2 fingers of foam that settle to leave a small amount of lacing. The aroma is dank: tropical fruit, malt, and a hop presence that reminds of me of diesel fuel. I mean this in the best way, the aroma is very inviting. The flavor is a revelation: a crushing blast of delightful hop bitterness assails the tongue leaving me wanting more. Citrus - more lemon than orange - overpowers the palate. Full bodied with ample residual sugar make for a palate-wrecking finish. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden. Always an event to have this - easily the best local DC beer Iíve had, and one of my favorite DIPAs.
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10-MAY-2014, draft @the brewery and updated to reflect the tastings of the cans I bought the same place.
Slightly hazy orange with lasting off-white head.
Aroma is fruit, cheese, grape fruit and pine. Taste the same. with over ripe apples and peach - a little cedar-thing as well. Alcohol is present.
Not super bitter despite 115 IBUís.
The can version seems a bit better than the far too fresh draft. The can is not so cheasy and it is far more liqour-like - orange-liqour:-)
Huge body, sweet but not a lot. Very bitter and long aftertaste. Lovely.
Thanks, Mike for sharing @DC Brau.
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can received in trade, dated April 11, 2014.
Into a tulip.
The appearance has a hazy copper/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that once it dies thereís some sporadic lacing.
The smell bittersweet citrus hops to caramel malts almost perfectly combined.
The taste is bittersweet once again through the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a modestly dosed coating of caramel to citrus hops laying across my mouth and tongue.
Overall, in my opinion, this is a great DIPA well worthy of having again. I had another can and thought it was excellent with some tuna and crackers.