ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is three fingers high and offwhite in shading, quickly receding to reveal rings of lacing on the glass. Ultimately, the head settles at one finger.
S: The hops here are rather spicy and piny, rather than (preferably) citrusy. All this hoppiness is hidden behind a ton of crystal malt - again, not my cup of tea. On the plus side, the nose has little in the way of booze.
T: Lots of sweet malt open the flavor profile, with notes of honey, caramel, and toffee. The hop profile here is a bit sneaky, building a mild piny tone on the finish and aftertaste. At the end of the day, though, itís not what Iíd call hoppy by any stretch. Nor is it boozy. It doesnít really excite the taste buds, but I enjoy its balance.
M: It starts off with a medium body, but the mildly strong carbonation helps lighten it up some. The finish is dry and resiny; however, itís not overdone. This is quite easy to sip on due to the well-hidden booze and pleasant dryness.
O: Itís pleasant and easy going, almost to a fault. I think this would be a good beginner DIPA due to its malty yet balanced nature and great price point. Still, it canít really compete with some of the readily available elites of the style. The booze comes out strongly when it warms up, so drink it colder.
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is comprised of resin, peach, and pine. Taste is highly resinous with hints of citrus and pine throughout. Leaves a slight lingering bitterness. Medium bodied beer with medium carbonation.
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Taphouse. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, alcohol, fruit, citrus, caramel and with a bitter finish.
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bax (1093) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 28/06-2014) medium beige head, clear orange color, full body, long hoppy taste, low medium co2, cool label, turn cap, some bitterness, medium hoppy aroma. Bottling date 10/03/15 (some not right :)
Garrold (1081) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Canalhouse, Nottingham. Clear amber. Devoid of head. Fusty, thick syrup hoppiness. Big, chewy palate. A bit clarty. Big bitterness at the end.
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and some booze come together for a decent IPA. Finishes fairly bitter. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Average carbonation. Lots of hops, just needs a little better integration. Bottle.
bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly clear deep copper orange pour with a half inch of dense white head. Ester-y citrus aroma with some buscuit and rye malt, subtle melon also. Ligh scent overall. Soft carbonation, finish somewhat filmy. Taste has intense bitterness, bright citrus hops, rye and biscuit malt. Alcohol is evident but it still remains an overall light and straightforward DIPA.
60minuteman (694) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Rickís. Smooth and creamy beer. Full flavored style. Rich malt, hops, pine, grass, spices, yeast. Thin body. Only slightly bitter. Really canít notice the alcohol.
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 (Bottle) Clear, amber body with a constant stream of bubbles; medium to big disappearing head; sparse lace on the glass. Full aroma of fruit, hops, orange citrus, medium malt, wood. Medium to full body; chewy. Flavor is dry, bitter, moderate alcohol, pine. Very bitter, was hoping for more fruit in the flavor.
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is fresh piney and citrus with some sweet malty and fruity notes.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nicely balanced IPA. Definitely has a ton of hops but the key is the biscuity malt balance. Sweet and oily.