DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
• body- med body, low-med carbonation
• aroma- floral and piney
• flavor- biscuit, resinous hops, tangerine fruit
• finish- drying hop finish
StefanSD (1988) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can courtesy of Denverdiv. Thanks. Pours a cloudy orange-copper color with a small off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is citrus hops forward with a bit of pine and a trace of caramel. The taste, like the aroma, features citrus--grapefruit, mango, and resins set in a sweet caramel malt base. The bitterness is medium for an IPA. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and has a lingering neutral bitterness. Overall: A decent IPA and a very easy drinking one. Nice aromatics but the taste did not quite live up to the foreshadowing of the nose. I’d drink this again in a heartbeat. This paired very well with homemade pizza.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a really cloudy dark red, almost brown out of a 12 oz can. Very cool can design. Initial aroma of pine and caramel/toffee, a hint of oxidation, but pretty hop-forward. Flavor is more pine, a bit metallic (not because of the can!), and more caramel sweetness/oxidation. Bitter, a little dishsoapy finish. Not sure how fresh this is.
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a medium white head. Lacing lasts through most of the beer.
Strong hop/floral aroma.
Medium hop bite, near perfect carbination. Medium bitter swallow and a solid aftertaste.
Beaver (1199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can. Pours a hazy amber tea color with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is surprisingly muted - a little pine and tropical fruit.
The flavor is sweet caramel biscuity malt with a decent amount of bitterness in the finish. It’s not very flavorful hoppiness though - a touch of fruit and some pine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, a bit of a disappointment given their DIPA.
3fourths (7768) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
can. lightly hazed amber honey body with a medium-sized white head. caramel goop malt nose with buttery, musty grasses, moldy citrus fruits and band aids. ugh. basically smells like wort stew: sweet, sludgy amber malt syrup, stinky. add to that a goopy, sludgy, sourish-sweet malt syrup flavor... and vegetable-like bitter hops muddled by a sweaty yeast flavor... accompanied by a pasty texture... god, this is terrible. this is first-batch un-trained homebrewer stuff.
wilnatp (507) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Dry Dock on 1/14. Pour was hazy gold/light amber. Aroma of hops - citrus and grapefruit, some pine. Taste is bitter and sweet (almost a hint of caramel coming through). Not my favorite by DD. I like their other IPA offerings better.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a Hop Abomination #3, not sure what differentiates it from #1 or #2. I had a quick sample of this and it seemed pretty good but when I got home and poured the growler I was a little disappointed. Nice orange color. Smells slightly hoppy, fruity but also like caramel? The taste had a distinct caramel and butter flavor layered over the hops and I just did not like it. It wasn’t bad at all but I’ll need to try this again just to verify that it is not a very good IPA. It sucks because I recently had a very fresh bottle of the DIPA and that was good.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 01-16-2012 01:54:29
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber/orange pour with a mostly white head. Aroma is a nice citrus/resin bomb! Just enough malt to balance this out, but its all hops all the time!
Dogbrick (7102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Clear amber with a medium fluffy white head and a sticky top ring of lace. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, grapefruit and grainy malt. The finish is hoppy with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.