barn0216 (537) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear copper color, two fingers of foam but it disappears after a few minutes, decent lacing. The aroma is very earthy: spruce forest with a dank, musty character. Flavor is much the same, sharply bitter up front, softens toward the finish leaving a pleasant resinous aftertaste. Not detecting any of the malt. Good beer for hop heads. Better than the triple.
trapped (2072) - 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 (1721) - 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 (6184) - 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 (693) - 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 (2124) - 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 (11247) - 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 (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (8924) - 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 (8289) - 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.
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Barrel House. It pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma has some melon and sweet hoppy candied grapefruit. The flavor is smooth with lots of citrusy grapefruit, melon, passionfruit and a very light hint of caramel before a solid floral bitter finish. Soft, low carbonation. Good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 5/27/2010 Total Score: 4
On tap at beer revolution. Another winner from Drakes! The nose on this is pretty awesome with fresh citrus, pine, and florals. Very orange in color with a creamy orange head. The flavor is piney with notes of caramel malt. Huge, resinous finish. Sticky, full mouthfeel. A little spicy as well.