dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Redlight. Hazy light amber pour. Huge resiny citrus hop taste with hints of peach and apricot and a light crisp malt body. Aroma is much the same, very dominant on the citrus, peach notes that do not fade for the entire glass. A very hoppy, way too easy to drink brew.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy pumpkin colored with 3-finger fizzy, loud white head. The head is so loud it says to me, "I wish Stedman would beat Oprah’s ass". The nose is citric,m with pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit notes, resiny hops, caro syrupy apricotty malt. Tastes rich, very hoppy, with a pronounced lemony and grapefruit flavor, caramel malt, and more hoppy than malty. The palate is lively, very carbonated, with floral and citric notes late, and a heavy IBU load. This comes off like a floral Belgian IPA late more than a hop bomb. Good, not great. The alcohol asserts itself late, but overall is pretty well integrated.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Delicious idea, fairly basic DIPA result. The lemons really have no purpose other than to provide a slight citric bent to the nose; they appear nowhere in the flavor. Rather, this beer tastes like a run-of-the-mill Imperial IPA, heavy, heavy malts providing a floormat of sweetness, piney, bitter hops doing the rest of the work. Maybe, just maybe, I find some lemon peeking through way into the aftertaste, but not enough to justify this beer’s hype. A beer invoking Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and hellhounds deserves much more sturm und drang than this mediocre beer before me.
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pure white head on a fairly clear light orange. Zesty hops, piney, citrusy, but not catching lemon really, faint whiff of booze. Definitely hoppy, but brought back with heftier malts....still citrusy and grapefruity but not overly sweet. Medium body with bubbly carbonation, and definitely warming. Not bad.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/18/11. 750mL courtesy Lance! Hazy amber pour with a big frothy head. Somewhat light aroma of caramel malt, hops, and lemon. Sweet caramel flavor with lemon, mint, and pine... and a touch of alcohol. Not bad.
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is some caramel and crystal malt with tropical fruits, bubble gum and piney hops and notes of tobacco.
The flavor is caramel malts and bubble gum with a little tropical fruit. The finish is charred strong bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK DIPA. I don’t really care for the flavors. It’s kind of similar to the Robert Johnson that I listened to while drinking - I was expecting more.
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Bright amber body with a medium off-white, creamy head. Fruity and floral hops aroma: grapefruit, vanilla, honey, lemon, orange; sweet, some earth. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Lemon is more prevalent in the flavor than in the aroma, but not overpowering; it blends in well. Otherwise: moderately sweet, pale malt, Light earth, wood, and medium spice notes. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, lightly warming.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by me with Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange amber. White head. Nose/taste of lemon peel, caramel malt and some spice. Taste also has medicinal feel mid palate and a dry bitter finish.
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an amberish gold with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy with a nice malt backbone. Notes of citrus, lemmongrass, carmel, and some sweet malts stand out. Palate is thick with mild carbonation. Taste is bitter, bringing out some alcohol notes finishing dry. Not as sweet as the normal dfh ipa, but still pretty good.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops with a strong lemon note. Piney hop flavor with sweet malt and a citrus back.