AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber brown. Super resinous bursting grapefruit and pine cones. Sadly, these tasters make aroma really difficult. Okay. Got a snifter. Huge tangerine, spice and fruitiness. Taste is palate wrecking. 100 IBUS of resinous bitterness. But despite that aspect, it’s incredibly balanced for such a bitter beer. So impressive
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Aromas of caramel, mango. Taste is sweet and bitter, great balance.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From glass to bottle. Pours an orange color with a nice head. Aroma is of sweet candy. Taste is sweet and hoppy.
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jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonus from a recent trade. Big toffee and butterscotch flavors. Nice citrus orange aromas. Smooth mid palate with a sticky resin finish. Bordering on a barleywine. Bit of orange candy slice in the long lasting finish as well.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is transparent golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is bready malt, faint grain, lots of oily resinous hop aromas, pine and faint citrus. Taste is extremely oily, tons of hop resins, syrupy fully body, moderate bitterness and a steel like taste through the finish.
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8.
Hazy golden with a white head. On the sweet side with hops, grapefruit, peach and citrus. Hoppy, bitter finish. A descent one.
tendency (26) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sadly, this is not nearly as good a batch as last years edition. missing the complexity, subtlety and depth that last years batch had. tastes as if one or two of the main hops are missing and the malt quotient has been increased. .. sigh. clearly, not the same recipe or the execution is lacking. one of my top 3 DIPAs from 2013 so big disappointment for me with the 2013 edition. still a solid double but not up to drake’s usual standards IMO.
PhillyCraft (5486) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bill pours clearish copper, notes are cheese, skunky hops, malt, sugar, orange. Light to medium head, this Is pretty solid.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of resin, flowers, grapefruit, caramel, and pine needles. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
beertholomeus (1651) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber color with a creamy white head. Big hop aroma with hints of biscuit, caramel and malt. Hop, hop, hop, caramel, biscuit, malt and some alcohol flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter with a hint of sweetness. Biscuit and hop finish.