brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange colored pour with a tall off-white head. Fairly fruity nose. Citrus and peach, some light tropical fruit, grass, and floral hops. Moderate caramel sweetness, some bread, and toasted malt. Flavor is mostly just sweet and malty. Minimal bitterness. Some grapefruit and peach fruit character, mild tropical sweetness, and a nice floral quality. Mild pine note on the finish.
fregolo2 (13) - - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
olio (9292) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of hops, fruits, some caramel, goose berry bush, nettle and mild malts. Flavor of pine, hops, caramel, grass, hay and toffee notes. Bitter palate. Decent.
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of gooseberry bush, nettle and some sweetness. Flavour of strong bready maltiness, gooseberries, strong hops, spruce and sweet caramel. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes sweet, malty and bitter. Too sweet and malty for an DIPA.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
34,1 cl bottle (9%) @ lusikka, bottled 05/2012
Aroma is sweet with exotic fruits, gooseberry bush and fruit sugar. Flavour is sweet with exotic fruits, some fruit sugar, caramel malt and hints of alcohol. Rather typical American‐style DIPA – and too sweet for me.
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from a trade. Thanks pushkinwow!
Bottled 05/2012 - Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits, hints of gooseberries, biscuity malts, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is extremely malty with notes of biscuits, bread, caramel and hints of fruity hops. Finish is malty and biscuity with hints of caramel and fruity hops. Overly malty, quite unbalanced IIPA.
kevinsenn (1995) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from Wvrst. Pours hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins and hops. Taste also has raisins and hops, with a distinct spiciness, and some alcohol. Balances sweetness and bitterness nicely. Nice full body with good carbonation. Another winner from DDC.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours a hazy, deeper orange. Thick, yellow, rocky, creamy foam erupts with huge formation and infinite retention. Massive lacing. Infinite retention. Nose is cheese, dust, carbon paper. Taste is dense melons, sweet squash, white sugar, denser noble hops, lemon candies.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a slim head which sticks around. Aroma is fruity floral hops normal for western IPA. Flavour starts a little sweet caramel but is over taken by a big hop bitterness. Over all a bit off balanced by not bad.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Aroma has tea and earthy hops...boozy. flavor is super sweet...some tea and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and resinous with a sweet tealike bitter and boozy finish.