Kranin (23) - - APR 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful strong hop aroma. Intense hops that I haven’t found typical of DIPAs. Mouth feel was perfect.
CObiased (316) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Bomber - It pours a semi cloudy rich golden yellow with a thick soapy off white head that easily laces my glass. I love the big citrus and piney hop aroma that blasts the olifactory senses with a mouthwatering juicy bitterness. Delicious and massive IPA here of mostly citrus peel and a bit of pine resin collaborating with a caramel malt to make a hopocalypse on my palate.
trapped (2231) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Clear golden yellow with large off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, lightly bitter citrus peel esthers taste, smooth body, medium bitter flavorful finish. Smooth and floral.
Bule (1833) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Sweet maltiness. Medium hop bitterness.
drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle from Blackwell’s. Big clear orange look with lots of bitterness and pine. Citrus. Hops. Nice.
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! This is a big beer, so much so that once it warmed it I started thinking that maybe I was drinking a hoppy barleywine, but even as a big DIPA it is delicious. Definitely an old school, West Coast style DIPA -- a lot more balanced, a lot more bitter than the hop bombs that I’m used to out here in New England -- but excellent.
Fatehunter (2240) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours three fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is a burst of pine with mango and pineapple, also a bit of bread in the background.
The taste is strong deep bitterness that goes throughout.
The texture is thicker.
It’s a big DIPA.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1/30/16] Draught at Sprengers Tap Room in Santa Rosa. Clear deep golden. Aroma of oniony, fruity and piney hops. Flavor has some sweetish malt, oniony fruity hops, and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at City Beer, SF, 28/01/16.
Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is caramel malt, citric pith, toasted bread, straw, grapefruit.
Taste comprises caramel malt, pine needle, bitter orange, tropicana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with semi aggressive hop bitterness.
Solid enough DIPA.
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at City Beer. Deep gold, clear, with a low, lacy head. Nose is citrus fruit, a bit of candy, orange, biscuits, some honey. Sweet and fruity, rich flavor with nice orange and some apricot. A bit sweet and syrupy, but a good hoppy finish.
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the the barrel house. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is sticky resinous pine, juicy melon and orange rind. Flavour is composed of clean and semi sweet base malts with a pinch of caramel, orange rind, sticky hop resin, little varnish. Palate is semi sweet and sticky, frothy carbonation lifts it off the tongue. Hides the abv very well. Good stuff.