Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A very clean, sweet juicy-fruity golden IPA, low on aromatic, low on complexity, low on excitement. Very boring.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer was first release.
The look: Crystal clear pale-golden body topped by a medium off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is not exactly a hop-bomb, a smell of canned fruits (canned apricots, canned peaches, etc.) along with sweet bananas. Taste is more of the same. Sweet not-so-fresh fruits, really felt like drinking the leftover sweet from canned fruits, too much booze for a 8% beer, high sweetness sensation, timid juicy fruity hops, hops resin in the finish. Very soft carbonation. Not sure what to make of this. Like drinking a sweet mix-fruit breakfast juice with a few bubbles followed by a resinous bitterness. This beer is as clean as clean can be and therefore somewhat drinkable, but I found it boring as hell, not a bad beer, just really really really boring. And I have no clue what the hell Life & Limb Rhizing Bines means, hey brewers, if you are going to make a beer that insults my intelligence please use simple words so I can understand.
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DeLaurenti, Seattle
Hazy golden color, small head. Moderate fruity aroma, light biscuity malts; good body strength, good malt flavor, a soft pale malt, it comes with a pleasant light sweetness, and a good portion of fruity hops. Strong bitterness, but that was expected.
I guess that fresh and from tap this could be great. Appreciated mostly because of its balance.
GJF (1353) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber as a Christmas present. Pale yellow. Big fluffy head. Fresh hop aroma. Semi sweet flavor with a boozy finish. Some tropical fruit in the hops. Nice. The boozy flavor is a little much, but a very pleasant brew.
Doghair (287) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy yellow with creamy foam. Wonderful malty caramel flavors with thick resinous sweet hop flavors. Nice coffee in the finish. Excellent!
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer with the look I like. Cloudy and yeasty looking with an aroma I loved. 8% but didn't taste like it. I'd definitely drink this one again.
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tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks Aleksi & Jay
Bottled 01/29/13 - Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of aged hops, vegetables, caramely malts and mild hints of hops. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with hints of toffee, aged hops and citrus. Finish is crisp, malty and sweet with loads of caramel, toffee and hints of aged hops. Would probably be pretty good from a fresh bottle, but this one is just way too old.
LearninBeer (417) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hops and malt; caramel and spruce/grass. Pours a clear copper/orange with off-white head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation average, the finish bitter. Very good.
bbertels (196) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A somewhat strangetasting IPA; some caramelly malts, some wheat taste and a slightly off-hand, bitter hoppy taste. Tried to warm it a little but still found it to be a bit too unbalanced (and not in an interesting way) for my taste.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from Uptown Market in Braverton, OR. Aroma is floral and sickly sweet, with hints of honey, bubblegum, and cotton candy. Mouthfeel and taste is way too sweet throughout, with a bit of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Hard to drink much of this one.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750ml. Color is a nice amber color although the beer is very cloudy and it looks "thick". Aroma and flavor are floral/citrus with a nice subtle bitterness in the after taste. The beer is very easy drinking for the 8%, but the price point is highway robbery. You do pay for the name and I am a sucker for Dogfish Head...
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold pour with a small head, very nice aroma. Pine and citrus flavors with a bit of malt coming through.