KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white frothy head that receded at a nice slow steady pace down to a few puddles with a large collar and produced some excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine and citrus hops and a soapy yeast with hints of maple, caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was moderately bitter with a slight malty maple sweetness early on and then became decently hoppy with a bitter citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while after the swallow, with a nice hoppy citrus taste along with a mild sweetness that was left to lie on the taste buds for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a moderately dry texture and almost prickly carbonation.
Overall this is an IPA that is not to overpowering, but does posses a nice sweet hoppiness and is very well balanced. Highly recommended...
RSRIZZO (1855) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle poured into a Tulip at 42°. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and topped off with a tall rocky white head. Aroma is heavy pine, citrus and a light malty sweetness. It has a medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes in citrusy with a mild pine note, then a bit of malt shows giving a nice sweetness that brings apple and pineapple in. As the after taste rolls in the sweetness mellows letting the pineapple and citrus stand out. Overall it may be one of the best IPAs I have ever had, its light and drinkable with bold yet nicely balanced flavors.
MrFecesious (1011) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared. Pours a murky gold with giant frothy cap. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, sweet citrus, biscuit. Taste is a perfect balance of sweet and drawn out bitterness. Creamy and sticky mouthfeel.
BK7 (739) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. A sweet malty brew with very light bitterness. A bit thick and syrupy. Mild finish with a funky aftertaste.
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy shit. Citrus and pine. Hazy orange with white head. Citrus and pine. Aroma and taste. Great beer.
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Whole Paycheck. Cloudy orange in color with a lasting white head that leaves foam. The aroma is very citrusy, with orange and tangerine, supported by pine and resin. The flavor starts with sweet, sugary malt that yields to a bitter citrus hop finish. Fairly full body, mildly syrupy, with a good natural-feeling carbonation level. Overall a good beer, better than most I’ve recently had from DFH.
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold to amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus, a little toffee, herbal and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, toast and biscuit up front, then some sweet woody maple notes, oily grain, light cardboard oxidization, sweet, dull citrus notes, followed by bright acidic citrus notes. Medium body with a heavy, blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation. Pretty good overall, but kinda dull and oxidized, sort of Old Ale meets kinda old IPA with decently fresh dry hopping and maple syrup, for some reason.
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a decent looking medium golden color with a frothy white head that settles to a thick lace. However, the aroma and flavors are overly sweet. Not very well balanced or bitter at all. Quite disappointing.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"interesting take an ipa (though i’d hardly call it a double). maple syrup makes for a pleasing and unique bittersweet finish. different than the brandied fruitcake of the 90 minute, but similar...and this is a lighter beer. More aggressively hopped than 60, and bottle conditioned for a different, dryer feel. pretty nice...not sure it’s worth the extra coin more than very ocassionally over 60 or 90...or Squall."
remice (44) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
acheté a Chincoteague début août. grosse surprise! crémeuse et délicieuse très douce . clémentine surtout pamplemousse pêche et soupçon d’érable nous font vibrer! dans une bonne amertume facile et très collante en fin de bouche ,retenant nos tannins dans un sucre d’agrume floral. incroyable
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark orange head. Beautiful white frothy head. A bit citrusy and beautiful nose. Thick silky mouth taste, nice honey met taste with a sweet and pleasant hops tone.