Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Can, Clear golden copper with a thin, foamy, amber head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of biscuit, herbal notes, grass, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is biscuit, grass, pine, and grapefruit. Medium bodied, dry finish.
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 (2132) - 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 (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, 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 (1294) - 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 (8032) - 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 (568) - 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 (9114) - 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!