JohnnyJ (4886) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium amber pour, with a white head. Caramel malt, citrus, bitter hops, sweet, and malty. A well balanced DIPA, and tasty. Not the best around though.
ddemmingjr (775) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shipped: pours clear light orange, off white mild head. What an appetizing nose. pungent citrus tangerine, mango, pine, resinous dank hops with some subtle caramel malts on the nose. Medium to heavier bodied yet silky smooth on the palate. Lots of mango, resin hop flavors and just enough pale and caramel malt sweetness for balance. Not overly bitter and succinct finish. ABV well hidden. What a great beer. Can I get more without ordering from the west coast...?
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regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you to AlexS for this 22 oz. bottle. Beer poured a mildly cloudy copper/amber with little head, scarcely a finger, which dissipates fast. Nose was dominated by citrus (grapefruit and pineapple) but also pine and some grassy notes. Caramel malts balance this well and there is little alcohol burn, especially for this big of a beer. The mild bitterness up front does not overpower what else goes on with this and does not linger after. The texture is medium and as well as the carbonation.
All-in-all, this is a very nicely balanced DIPA that I absolutely recommend and wish I had more access to. Try it, if you can!
TheEpeeist (3524) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Clearish orange brown with an ivory foam cap. Nose is caramel, orange juice, female pheromones and pine. Oddly similar to the Lower de Boom i just tried, this one no where near as coarse or unbalanced and of course a DIPA. Starts with a bitter blast; resiny with brisk carb, lightly sticky. Taste is pine needles, caramel, candied orange peel and apple with a menthol finish. Great fruity, hop; bitter, sweet balance.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo in Vacaville
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a small white head, some lacing
Aroma: Fruity and sweet caramel
Taste: Sweet caramel, dusty, grapefruit and pine resin
A decent DIPA, sweet.
rxeight (1857) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. Smooth and not very bitter. Good stuff. Slight citrius. decent amount of malt to balance it out.
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mohawk Bend, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is divine, full of truckloads of resinous hops, pine, and caramel malts to balance. Flavour is the same, so flavourful, full of resinous hops, and just enough caramel malt backing. No astringency but beautifully hoppy. Amazing stuff.
Ed5388 (2519) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a straw orange with nice fluffy white head. Nose of tropical fruit & dank hops. Taste is very clean. Big hops, crisp tropical fruit juice, tangerine, grapefruit, finishes pine and grapefruit rind with a nice touch of citrus sweetness.
mjg74 (2804) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo. Syrupy thick looking on the pour. Color is opaque golden/orange. Nose is sweet and quite hoppy. Solid hop goodness up front. Some citrus with a good deal of balance. Bitter and very tasty.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Solid DIPA. Hoppy with some great malt flavor as well. I want to try the black label version now.