oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine sac. Color is orange. Not much of a head some lacing. Nice an bitter. Has the sweet with piny finish.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oros. Pours orange with a white head. Flavor is pine and citrus with a bit of heat.
Thisis12ptfont (710) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is very nutty, bready, leafy, herby spiced hops with subtle grapefruit. Pale gold color with a thin foam top. Taste is intense leafy hops with a pleasantly light carbonation. Flavors are dominated by leafy/earthy hops with a very small malty background. Overall, this is extremely delicious. a must have if you are a fan of DIPAís. Iíd give this an A+ rating.
albertq17 (9) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep orange with very nice lacing. Aromas of pine, orange peel and sweet malts. Big citrus and floral aromas. It smell very balanced between hops and malts, but at the same time you can choose what side you want to jump out of the glass. Taste is big hops. The hop bite on this is huge. It feels like hop acid on the tongue. But again balanced with sweet malt and a herbal grassy bitterness that hangs around in the aftertaste along with that hop and alcohol sting. It reminds me of Hop 15 from Port Brewing in the in your face hop syrup way, but this seems a little more refined. Drakes does it again with another great IPA. If youíre in the mood for a strong but classy IPA, look no further. Pros: Big aroma and taste with balance, value ($6.50 for the 22oz) Cons: None.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber (22-oz.) bottle into a pint glass. Color was honey caramel. About a finger of head. Nice white lacing with a few sporadic bubbles. Reminded me of Mars. A lots of beautiful film on the sides.
Sharp, bitter initial smell, giving way to grapefruit citrus hops. Some lemon or tangerine in there, too. This one is going to be hoppy.
Surprisingly the taste was very similar to the nose, but just a tad bit smoother. In fact, a lot smoother. The citrus hops were grapefruit, but not overbearing. You could taste the alcohol, but it didnít make you shake your head.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, but smooth finish.
I wanted to hate this beer, but there was no way. Just smooth and balanced with enough bite that you know you are drinking a DIPA.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange with big fat head. Huge amount of hops on the nose as well as notes of pine and citrus. Somewhat heavier in body. Pretty good but I feel all those different hops and malts make the flavor kinda muddled.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber on 2/4/12. Pours a burnt orange with a 1/2 finger. The aroma is HUGE citrus, floral, pine and sweetness. Taste follows with the bitterness more on the back than the front. This a very good double. Worth the trouble to get a bottle on the only day they sold it.
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oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, earth, some mild herbal notes along with sweet malts. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity and floral hoppyness along with wood and mild toasted notes. Crisp maltyness in the finish.
PotjeBier (1294) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Beer Temple (from notes): Golden color. White head (not much). Aromaís of sweet fruit, resin, citrus, herbal hoppiness. Flavor is bitter and fruity. Fairly full bodied. Finishes really bitter.
omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London Cloudy pale amber, small head. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet and sticky with cardboardy caramel building a fat body. Buttery caramel dominates, hops are tired. Really sticky in an awkward way, like it never really leaves your throat. What a mess.