tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at a tasting, thanks Dagan, small stable head, clear dark orange bordering on light brown, aroma of nuts, pine, light maltiness and strawberry jam,flavour of nuts orange marmalade and strawberry jam, strong agressive bitterness, strong bittersweet aftertaste, quite unbalanced.
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Pours clear golden with decent white head. Spruce hop aroma. Hop bitterness with malt, very nice.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gentle fragranc eof hopping and malting,not aggresive,a little flowery ,flavor has an intesting sweetness to the hop flavor and bitterness,there must be a ton of unfermentable here ,edge still goes to the hops for balance,exquisite tongue sucking aftertaste
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dagan. Clear deep golden with a white head. Piney aroma. Flavor starts with some thick malty sweetness and finishes very bitter. Medium-bodied.
cpetrone84 (1448) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a dark orange almost burnt transparent beer that has a slightly bubbly off white head with a fair bit of lace left behind.
S-hints of pine and peppermint up front, juicy citrus orange and resignous caramel with a touch of spicy hop.
T-pine, chewy malts, resignous caramel and some toasted malt, light note of grain, orange citrus, very spicy hop finish with a touch of peppermint.
M-fuller body and rather chewy with a seltzery feel to it towards the back and thins out just a bit with an assertive prickly carbonation.
D-the flavors border more on the malt side with lots of spice to it in the back. its a little rough around the edges but not bad.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. The aroma is full of rich malt and hop freshness. Its appearance is amber with a strong golden/ red hue. The taste is where this beer really shines, it is very similar to hoptimum but not as fresh, and a little less malty than double jack, but on par with the two of them. I enjoy the balance and the silky finish. It is very hoppy but the hops slide off your tongue quickly.
STRYKER662 (6) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cool brass/copper color, earthy feel, great flavor, and well balanced malt is real treat. Not too heavy and great head, reccomended to other DIPA lovers, close to a green flash imperial IPA style
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a clear orange amber. Hoppy, crisp citrus and caramel on the nose. Spicy, citrus and caramel. Boozy, malt, toast, and spicy citrus.
StormCoat (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a bomber bottle at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Pours a fairly clear, ruddy brown color with an off-white head and light, scattered lacing. Nice aroma of sweet pine, with an undercurrent of spicy citrus that reminds me of orange peel. Flavors are big, bold, and delicious, with a nice balance between caramel malts, hoppy herbal flavors, and subtle, juicy fruit notes. A drawn-out finish with a hint of alcohol flavor backing a spicy coffee bitterness. Interesting mouthfeel: medium-bodied, but with fine, tingly carbonation that stops just short of stinging your tongue, and kind of wakes you up. Really good.
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 Tap sample at Rubicon in Sacramento. Deep brass color with a white film for a head. I suspect the head would be thicker on a full pour. Earthy hop nose of grass, hay, and soil. Super slippery and full in the mouth. Surprisingly malt forward and not overly hoppy given the style. Its nice to see a DIPA that didn’t forget to double the malt, too. A real treat!