luttonm (2259) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprise tap at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. All they knew was it was a new DIPA. Dark gray-orange/orange tinged brown body. Alc thin head, nose is caramel, perfuming hops. Wow, this is big and tasty. Like a huge hopped dubbel, caramel, toasted-sweet, candi sugar. Heavy, oily hopping .. reminds me of 120min. This is big, full like sweet belgian brune. Great surprise, really amazing.
williamstome (892) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown color, small head. Sweet, hoppy aroma, with notes of lemon and alcohol. Flavor is crisp hoppiness with lemon and herbs, sweetness, alcohol. Sharp, bright feel. Mmm.
Slipstream (2030) - USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool drawing of bluesman Robert Johnson on label. Dark gold pour with light head. Very good floral, citrus aroma with a mellow undercurrent of beery elements. Interesting ale with a number of sides to it - as much like a strong lager as a big IPA. Lemon, good hop bitterness, and a lingering warm tingle on the palate. I tasted something like cinnamon too. And hats off to the numerological use of 100 in the brewing process - 100 IBU, 10.0 ABV, etc.
Atheist_Peace (954) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ACBF. Amber/yellow pour with little head and lacing. There’s a real wooden quality with resinous hops and caramel. Light on the palate with a fruity quality .
Leafs93 (1689) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Chalsk for the bottle! Pours burnt orange with white head. Aroma of citrus, resin and alcohol. Taste is caramel sweet with bitters. The alcohol creates a dry and warming finish.
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at World of Beer (Land O Lakes, FL). Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a white head. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice hints of lemon as well. Goes down extremely smooth for 10%.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you could really taste the lemons in this refreshing brew. not as aromatic as i like but had great body and flavor, not much alcohol taste if any for 10% this is a very tasty well balanced beer. glad i got to try one!
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a medium white head. Citrus hop aroma with a touch of lemon. Tastes of loads of hops with some lemon in the finish. Much smoother than expected. Pretty good.
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big hop profile resting on a fairly hefty malt backbone, with a noticeable but not overpowering amount of zest and zing from the lemon. It’s a distinctly DFH-esque IPA, that’s for sure. For as big as it is, it drinks pretty clean, actually. What really strikes me is how boozy it is. The nose is overwhelmed with booze. Not too brutal on the palate, however. Smooth & malty up front. The lemon really kicks you on the finish. Hops are definitely there on the aftertaste but are surprisingly not much of a factor on the initial flavor. Overall this is a so-so effort. The lemon thing was risky enough, but pushing it to 10% may have been a bad idea.
JohnnyJ (4370) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear reddish gold pour, with a white head. Bitter hops, lemon, sweet malt, slightly metallic, citric acidity, and light bread. Kind of like DIPA lemon drop candy. Pretty good, better than what I was expecting.