AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to breaks808. Pours a nice orangish amber with thick white head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and hops. I get notes of citrus, mango, pine, and grass, but I also pick up on the Munich malts (surprised me until I read the bottle). Palate is thick. Flavor is sweet, bringing out the mangoish aroma, then finishing bitter. Very impressive.
StormCoat (104) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium-sized, off-white head. A very nice, herbal hop aroma (reminds me a bit of the grassy notes I associate with fresh hoppy beers like Pliny the Elder) with hints of alcohol peeking through. Flavors are big hops, with a long, resinous bitter finish and an overriding citrus tartness that, coupling with a tingly carbonation, seems to numb the tongue just a little. Body is fairly full, but quite smooth. This is an excellent IIPA. Canít wait to taste more Drakeís brews; I already love the Denogginizer too...so far so good. Bravo!
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle thanks to Jimmay!! Pours bright deep gold with a small dissipating head. Nose is full of aroma, piney, resiny, sweet. Taste is very similar, with a very full body for an IIPA. Luscious, thick, with both a lingering sweetness and then a tart bitterness well after the finish. This is one of the better IIPAís Iíve had.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Relatively light golden and copper coloured body with a thick white head. Aroma of fresh potent hops, pineapple, pine and some light sweetness and a touch of malt, but this one is mostly hop flavours. Medium-bodied; Nice pungent hoppiness shows through at first with a good cascade and floral hop bite and a little malt and sweetness finishing up, with a good alcohol flavour and quite the body showing even on the end. Overall, a good and quite pungent hop taste with nice body, a good complexity and a refreshing beer. I sampled this pint on draught at Peteís Brass Rail in Danville, California on 20-March-2011.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours clear deep gold with off white head. The aroma is spicy hops mixing with yummy citrus hops followed by mild sugary maltiness. The taste is . . . Wow! I get grapefruit, tangelo and a bit of pear growing into full up hop bitterness and a touch of black earthy tea. Yummy goodness with just the right amount of malt sweetness at the base.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to madvermin for this one as an extra! Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt with heavy bursts of citrus, tart white grapefruit, and some pine, and light floral notes. Flavor is a burst of all manner of hops with a light malt backbone for support. Massive hoppiness with a very light bit of malt for support. Very West coast, but more enjoyable than the beers that have a lesser backbone.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This is my 100th DIPA rating.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is great. I get a ton of hop presence, mainly getting resin, pine and citrus notes.
The flavor is equally as good. I get a lot of grapefruit and pine notes, as well as some orange citrus. There is a little bit of bready malt in the beer, but this is all about the hops. Medium bitterness and very easy drinking.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An outstanding Double IPA and more than worthy of being my 100th rating.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured amber/burnt orange with a white head. Balanced, but a little bit of a sweat tart/pixie stick tone. Big hop leafiness, oranges, and a bittering finish.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy, rye?, lots of fruit hops, and kinda herbal. Taste is earthy, lots of spice, resinous pine, and grapefruit.
HughConway (673) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours orange w/white head. Aroma is... gloriously hoppy. Taste is awesomely hoppy. Hophead extravaganza