Dogbrick (7570) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. This beer is a clear bronze color with a medium thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of citrusy hops and grainy malt. The finish is short and lightly hopped. Just average overall.
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear gold with some spitty head. Nose is OK, pine, honey, citrus, earthy. Flavor is OK too, sweet, malty, oranges. Medium bodied, orangey finish. A little bland, needed more citrus pop.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head
Aroma: Mild caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Caramel and pine
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Into a pint glass. Nice two fingers of foam head. Cloudy copper with lots of bubbles visible.
A soft grapefruit smell.
Bold pine and lemon taste. An almost crushing bitterness without let up.
Medium body and moderate carbonation.
A solid double IPA. From beginning to end it lets you know with its bitterness. A little more complex taste would be bonus.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Soapy and bitter. Light hops. I canít believe someone recommended this to me. This is awful. Are all beers in AR complete shit?
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste at the brewery. Ok, so this is a heavyhanded attempt compared to other double IPAs Iíve had, not very graceful. Dark yellow, clear, laces pretty well. All I taste are pine needles, unfortunately. No alcoholic taste, at least. It needs something else. Not a session beer.
Cuff_Links (35) - - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange cloudy haze, light head. Aroma is more malt than citrus. Some hop up front on taste, medium to light bitterness, then some floral on the finish. Medium body. Not a big hoppy DIPA but a big beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a cloudy, orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a bit muted, but has a nice caramel backing with a good amount of florals and a light grapefruit pine. A bit of an herbal note to the hops as well. Flavor is better. Nice herbal and floral grapefruit up front before a balancing, medium sweet, slightly bready caramel comes in. A few resins and a light pine note before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a light grapefruit and caramel sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid DIPA. Nice citrus notes and moderately bitter with a pleasant herbal, floral, and light pine resin hopping. Well balanced and pretty enjoyable.
WiseOne (2) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you know your IPAís you will appreciate this one. Does what most IPAís only wish they could by giving you a big beautiful hops aroma and taste, but manages to have nice clean finish. Excellent balance. Big flavor yet highly drinkable. I donít know how they did it. I think it might have made itís way into my top three IPAís. Maybe even my top ten beers.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange in color, aroma is minimal hops.... Flavor is more malty than hoppy, hard to call this a pale ale much less a DIPA... Mostly watery and sweet malts, minimal hops on the finish... Shockingly disappointing, but I am from the West Coast....