jkwalking05 (4113) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grass, spicy hops, and light citrus. Taste is of grass and grain.
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks Mora2000 for state #49! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly bitter; piney hops and caramel malts dominate. Bitterness increases to the finish and becomes slightly metallic. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Actually not bad, likely a bit old. Bottle was notched "07" but I am not sure which year, or if that was a bottled on or a best buy date.
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of our new friend BarZigKin. Clear orange color. White fizzy head. Large hop head right off the bat. Some edgy grains and light spice. Taste is hops and grain, molded plastic and punchy fruit. Strong but something on the finish holds it back. Best I’ve had from diamond bear however.
RobertDale (3964) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus, pine, and malt. Finish is bitter. OK.
HonkeyBra (3637) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Pours an amberish orang with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus and floral notes. Unfortunately, the flavor is cardboard and mild hops. Kind of flabby on the tongue. Oxidized for sure. Hard to put even my total 1 oz. pour back. This is sad because the aroma hinted at great things for this beer. I will re-rated if I get a better sample of this beer. This was very cool to try, though.
rumproasts (3574) - 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 can’t believe someone recommended this to me. This is awful. Are all beers in AR complete shit?
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Keg and Barrel. Pours a hazy orange with a pretty thick white head. Aroma of sweaty hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Flavor of sweet fruits up front with sticky, resiny hops in the finish. Not overly sweet like some IIPAs and not too heavy either. I quite liked it; despite prior ratings I found it very palatable and flavorful.
Headbanger (3488) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 12/9/13 (Crown Plaza-LIT)-Pours a copperish amber with a decent off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops and malt. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Hides the ABV very well.
alexanderj (3377) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap; poured a dark orange color with a smallish head. Aroma of orange, candi sugar, and fruit sugar. Easy to drink. Some nice sugar qualities. Some fruit juice and honeysuckle qualities. Good stuff
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.