DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter herbal hops greet the palate. Leafy and earthy, green and planty. Juicy melon and melon rind tastes burst onto the tongue. Bitterness builds but never quite becomes aggressive. Candied, bubblegum sweetness. Honeyed bread. Hops lend peppery and herbal spice toward the end, as does a slight kick of alcohol. Tropical esters come out more as the beer warms. Dry wheat on the finish with fading earthy and melon-like hop tastes.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malty, biscuit, citrus and earthy hops. Taste is a nice malt backbone balanced with the hops. A beer to settle the east coast-west coast feud. Nice lacing.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rehoboth brewpub. Pours a clear bright orange color with two inches of fluffy white head that last a long while. Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, caramel, and light alcohol. Taste follows the nose with fruity malts, sweet molasses, tropical fruits, light citrus hops, caramel malts. Nice and fruity, but not much hop bitterness. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation, with light alcohol presence.
haddon90 (1450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear, orangey color with a thin white head. Nice floral hops aroma with a hit of citrus. Smooth taste with a good balance of hops and citrus. Not as potent as 90 minute but still a good beer.
tmoreau (2368) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co.. Poured to a snifter showing a hazed, orange/amber hue, modest, off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was light to the nose, but mainly sweet, with a touch of esters, and some light graininess. The flavor showed a narrow amount of bitterness with some earthiness and lingering quality, but was surrounded and dominated by sweet maltiness. Medium bodied, with some alcohol presence, but not necessarily a strong example of a DIPA to me.
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a 3-finger off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, maybe orange and grapefruit, with touches of caramel and earthiness. Body is medium and lightly oily, with a lingering astringency to the finish. Flavor of grapefruit, with notes of pine and some earthiness.
jrodooo5 (992) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very disappointing in this one! Just seems too bland for DFH! Pours murky gold w/out much head or lacing. Aroma has faint hop citrus notes. The taste is kind of watered down bitterness? Not sure whatís going on here.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Nice amber-orange with a small, sticky white head. Interesting aroma, with pineapple and pears. Taste is sweet and fruity, with apricot being noteworthy. The malt is definitely present as well - toast, toffee maybe. Good, but the flavour falls off quickly. Carbonation isnít too heavy. Not as bitter in the finish as some. Different. Nice beer.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Fiery golden, slight haze and sediment, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Somewhat of a musty and pale fruit hop aroma.   Somewhat strange.   Doesnít seem like an IIPA, not that strong in hop,
malt, or alcohol.   Barely an IPA in my book.   Sweet, a little mealy towards the end.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Musty and barnish hoppy finish.   This was really weird, very much like an aged IIPA,
but I have had this only for 5 months.   Not a bright or sharp example, muted, and even then not all that hoppy or malty.   Its an odd duck.   More like an IPA if anything.   Musty, hoppy but not biting, seems a bit stale
overall.   Donít detect the 8% ABV at all, which is nice.   Pretty boring overall, yet without any flaws.   Just tastes... well... old.
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yet another old IPA from the Millvale beer festival. Pathetic. I can't believe they charge money to dump old product. Malt bomb.