shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been putting off rating this one for a while. I needed many, many tastings of this one to properly form an opinion. It seems the more I drink of them, the better impression I get.
This beer is a flat out East Coast DIPA. Heavier on the malts than the hops, this is a classic example of how an east coast DIPA differs from say a Ruination or a Hopslam.
This is a Big beer. Great floral character in the nose, it is a slight let down when it gets in your mouth. The malt seems to dominate, which is a good thing if you are a fan of the East coast style. Good lacing, great drinkability, etc. Great beer. Not as hoppy as I would have imagined, but great nonetheless. A 4 pack will get you bombed for $10.
pilgrimoutlaw (704) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t know why I haven’t rated this yet. Bottle pours copper with white head. Some kind of unusual light fruit (star fruit???), citrus, bread, basement, caramel. Moderate/high bitterness and sweetness. Big, stick malt body. A very intriguing brew.
hsprock (3) - - APR 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful and complex, very hoppy on the nose, taste is bitter at first sip and quickly takes on a sweetness for the malts, then finishes with a nice grapefruit and spice taste.
Hop_Hedonist (179) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can’t fault it - lovely DIPA - superb balance - malt sweet but not too so - huge hoppy behemoth - a sipper but it’s so bloody drinkable I want to just drink it down!
Nsanders (429) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with white cap and heavy lacing. Raisins, light floral notes, cane sugar, alcohol and wet grass. Taste is a sugary sweet with a soapy bitterness. Body is heavier with a foamy sticky feel.
NicolasGalli (19) - - APR 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
frothy, white foam, clear, golden appearance. cereal, caramel, citrus, dough aromas. medium sweetness, medium bitterness. full body, thick feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish. A lot of hype for this beer being considered "The Best IPA", but I think it lives somewhat close to the expectations. Love the simplicity of the artwork for these beers.
miquelcrush (131) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Una IPA bonissima, els llúpols i les maltes estan molt ben equilibrats, els 9 graus no es noten gens.
Una IPA buenísima, los lúpulos y las maltas están muy bien equilibradas, los 9 grados no se notan.
PigMine (8) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I go to this beer as a standard. Its the best brew you will find. At 90 IBU, you barely notice its bitter nature. It has such huge malts, but it is so balanced you will only a perfect finish. After over a hundred IPAs, I still go to DF 90 when nothing else seems to work. After a 4 pack of these bad boys you’ll be feeling great, I promise! Plus they are so easy to drink because they are so well crafted. Be careful on this brew, do not drive! Take care friends.
kansascityCW (48) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely not a west coast IPA. Some serious sweetness in this one, at least for an IPA. Pretty good, but I prefer the citrus and tropical notes of the west coast style. Very creamy mouth feel, which is awesome.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on my balcony of the Shore Hotel, overlooking the Pacific, that was probably the highlight of this number acquired from Surf Liqour Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white head that retains well.
Nose is caramel malt, straw, bitter grapefruit, bitter orange.
Taste is caramel malt forward, orange pith, bitter citric tinges, straw, light grapefruit, pinch of spice.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness.
OK DIPA but can’t see how this acquires such high scores. I’ve had this many times in the past prior to joining RB, including on tap at Rehoboth and remember it being far better than this, perhaps an old bottle?
beerbaaron (937) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A gorgeous beer. Radiant orange amber. Lasting Large frothy white head leaving lots of lace. Clean delicate hoppy nose balanced by malt. Fruity. Earthy. Floral. Grass. Caramel. Medium body. Great mouthfeel. Soft. Flavor is a complex bounty of hops and malt. No booze to speak of. So balanced. Semi-sweet. Not very dry. Moderate bitterness. Very smooth.