That1Guy (1882) - 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 (1270) - 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. Itís 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 (7876) - 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 (560) - 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 wasnít bad at all but Iíll 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 (8914) - 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 (7634) - 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.
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear, golden orange with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Huge hop aroma; grapefruit, pine, resin, weed and light caramel. Taste is big pine and citrus, some grapefruit notes, and bread, but really lacking sweetness to balance out the hop bomb. Really bitter, but I kind-of dig it. Mouth-coating body with high carbonation. Needs a little more caramel, but still a nice IPA.
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear copper/amber with average, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is floral and dank hops, pears, citrus fruit, caramel and bread malt, and light pine. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and hops (light bitterness) with supporting citrus fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.