dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet, so here goes. Pours a nice amber orange with thick white head. Very pleasant citrus hop aroma, pine, grass, and a decent balance of malts. Flavor is not what I was expecting, but in a good way. A lot of DIPAs have a similar flavor, this one does not. This is a readily available (for me), very solid DIPA that is a change from the norm. Awesome job DFH.
ghostbeer (51) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very effervescent and well balanced. Sweeter and not as hoppy as expected, which was too bad. It was a gift and I was happy to be able to try it, as I have heard lots of good things about it.
jsmanigold (79) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very well balanced IPA. Slightly sweet malty flavor mixes with a nice light hoppy citrus flavor. Another wonderful brew by the DFH guys!
Niilstrong (5) - Best, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zacht van smaak, lichte tinteling en bitter. Merk niet dat het een biertje van 9% is..
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just had the Swedish fish infusion version. Really smooths out the hops. Adds a sweet flavor and that touch of strawberry licorice. Tap
bunget (671) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Hazy golden body, medium white head. Faint aroma of peaches, oranges and caramel. Taste of grapefruit zest, orange candies, peach. Too sweet for my taste.
drvenkman16 (5) - New Paltz, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love the balance of this beer. The flavor is strong and the finish is smooth. All hop-heads need not apply as this is a great balanced beer with no hint of the 9% alcohol it delivers. Reminds me of Nugget Nector and a tiny bit of Hopslam.
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, pine, citrus fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 19, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
OHKAY AMERCA LISTEN TO THIS LET ME TELL YOU BIG COPORATE BREWERY’S MAKE THIS WEAK BEERS THEY’RE DON’T DO OWN HOPS AND THEN PUT DUBEL IPA (INDIAN PALE ALES) ON THE FRONT. WELL YOU BELIEF STUFF LIKE RACHELE DOLEZOL THEN OBAMA SO WHY NOT THIS $$)@ TO. HERE’S THE TRUTH DUBEL IPA (PLINY (THE ULTIMATE BEERS IN THE EARTH) NEEDS REAL HOPS (200++ IBU) $$ 90 MINUTE’S TASTE LIKE FLAYVER OF FRUITS AND SPICE BUT WHERE IS HOP!!! NEEDS MORE HOPS!!
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with LouS. Thanks! Bottled on 04/08/15. Touch darker caramel amber, a handful of small stream of rising bubbles, off-white, small solid head. Nose is oddly malt, plenty of biscuit malts, some caramel, mellow candied fruit, cake, light maple, totally different from what I expected. Taste is herbal bitter, bitter tea, faint cough syrup bitter mixed with biscuit, faint maple & rum cake, raisin, light pine, bitter herbal & light plant, tea leaves taste, light rum-like booziness, quite heavily malty, herbal, faint ginseng,… Malty, lightly chewy & heavily biscuit body. Totally different from expected. Quite British in a way. Quite herbal, biscuit & rum cake like. A bit odd & rather unusual for the style. I can see this being quite the divisive brew despite the excellent score on RB. Interesting beer.
Nische (1159) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color ;medium-sized off-white head. Marmalade and caramel aroma, some spicy straw hops and booze present in the smell as well. Taste is sweet candied oranges and caramel followed by barley spice and straw.