KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The aroma was of floral and grass hops, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste started with a mild sweetness and a slight bitterness with a note of caramel and then finished quite a bit hoppier with an excellent bitter citrus taste and a slight alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted a really nice long time with the smooth hoppy citrus taste fading very slowly.
Mouthfeel was just a tad over light in body with the texture being a bit dry and having a slight oiliness to it with a nice strong carbonation.
Overall a nice strong hoppy brew that had such a good balance of a bitter citrus and caramel sweetness that the high ABV was hardly noticeable.
kansascityCW (39) - 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 (7000) - 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 (927) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma reminds me of the lake in the summer. Sweet, fruity, hoppy.
Taste is beautifully smooth hops and fruitiness. A little dark fruit. Sweet, slightly bitter finish.
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: clear dark honey
Smell: fruity, no alcohol
Taste: first sip was smokey, woody, transitions into more bitter flavors. Alcohol taste comes out more as it warms up.
Feel: nice amount of carbonation
First drank: home Decatur March 2014
Jado (438) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 341 ml bottle. Pours a deep but clear orange amber with a small but lasting white head and gentle carbonation. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon, sweet biscuits, walnuts and a touch of cardamom. Taste is dominated by firm citrus bitterness with lemon peel and grapefruit notes. That gradually slides away to gentler flavours of apple, sweet malt and spice. Lingering spicy aftertaste. Great.
gkeh (135) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark murky gold. has a malty nose for a double IPA. taste is spicy and malty, rather sweet too. not especially hoppy for a double IPA. not my idea of an ideal DIPA, but enjoyable nonetheless.
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle oz wtf move into the 20th century usa big resin hop aroma golden in colour off white head taste is much like the aroma good stuff
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a classic light amber color. Highly carbonated with a thick, foamy off-white head with lots of lacing. Not a big aroma. Hints of hops and flowers, but pretty subdued. The flavor is not subdued. More bitter than sweet from the start, this is more complex than it first appears. It starts a little on the cloying side but quickly blooms from its fruitcake and black licorice into a seriously bitter experience. Great mouth feel and very dry finish. Very good IIPA.
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bgunn83 (3) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent brew. This is the go to craft beer I can buy at a reasonable price here. Big flavor, little to no bitterness and a smooth drink