nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber pour. Aroma of heavy hops, herbal, pine. Tastes dank herbs, caramel, pine, astringent. Nice drying resinous palate.
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear orange copper with lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is strong and pleasant, with more earthy herbal and perfumy hops more than citrus and pine. Taste is also more on the earthy side of the DIPA spectrum, with some lingering citrus and grapefruit. Strong overall, making it more of a sipper, even for this style.
superspak (3239) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with decent strength. A bit too perfumy/piney with weak strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice DIPA. Good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Jaysbeers (85) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to glass. Beautiful deep, clear orange pour. A little off-white head and lacing. Hops and maybe a little bread in the aroma. Definitely hops leading the taste, but kept in check. A little sweetness, but the hops rules. Medium carbonation. A little bitterness at the end.
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fiveacestx (722) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light tea color with an average head and good lacing. Nice citrusy taste with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Some caramel as well.
screigh (502) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a super hazy copper color. Thick white head. Smells like a mixture of a damp basement and malt. The most pronounced the thing in the flavor is the alcohol. Almost a sour bitterness.
bigda83 (381) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a medium foamy head. Aroma of bitter citrus, pine, grass, floral, and earth. Taste was very bitter, grapefruit, pine, and floral notes. A little malt sweetness in the background, but the bitter hops dominate this beer mostly. Medium body, nicely carbed, dry finish. Solid double IPA.
jeremyh70 (866) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange copper color, with a thin layer of sticky foam. Aroma was very grassy, more of an herbal bittering hop nose than any pine or citrus. Flavor was earthy with an aspirin bitterness. Some pale malts in the aftertaste, but steamrolled by the hop content. Finishes dry with a lingering bitter herbal aftertaste. It had a good amount of carbonation and body.
ronaldtheriot (1476) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Destihl Hoperation Overload has an extremely thick and lively cream colored head, a fairly opaque gold-orange appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is predominately of hop resin with a white bread crust background. Taste is also strong on hop oil and pronounced bitterness, but the sweetness from the malts does balance it out. Mouth-feel is heavy and slick, and Destihl Hoperation Overload finishes puckering, not the least bit alcohilic, and nicely drinkable. RJT
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is amazing! As the name suggests this beer is overloaded with hops! Absolutely delicious with plenty of bite! One of he best IPA’s I’ve had in a long time!