Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2l growler. Clear, coppery gold with a decent eggshell head. Citrusy nose, sweet caramel. Bold orange citrus flavors, sweet caramel and peach. Firm bitterness. Chewy body, big and full. I really liked this one!
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Todd for the hand-bottled bomber! Poured clear medium orange with a nice short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma was juicy first and foremost.. alcohol-infused pine resin and citrus notes with a bit of cat pee.. lighter fruits and caramel provide a sweet backing.. a touch sharp, but quite good. The flavor was along the same lines.. light fruits and grapefruit meat at the core, surrounded by pine and a bunch of Amarillo presence.. the dry, resiny finish left bitterness and warmed the belly well. Thicker on the palate with just enough carbonation remaining.. this was well-balanced and I enjoyed the chosen hoppage.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 Liter Growler. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma of peaches, hops and more hops. Taste of sweet citrus and hops with dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3292) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz handbottle. Clear amber with a frothy beige head. Nose of fresh orange and tangerine juice; very sweet like Jello powder. Medium body with soft carb; a bit oily. Taste is buttery toffee with a dry marmalade bite. Good balance but somewhat heavy.
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 On tap at the Bel Air brewery. Smelled hoppy. Nice golden/amber color. Small white head. Nice lacing Taste of hops small amount of citrus. Smooth but had a nice bite. Over all good brew. 4th July 2010 update..... Bottle picked up at SL. Poured into a snifter. Decent head. Sugary aroma? Taste is sugary as well, hops but a sugary sweet hops with a strong malt backing... Kind of a boring DIPA, but not bad overall....
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops-lemon (Amarillo). Taste is sweet citrus hops-lemon/bitter (Amarillo), slight syrup, medium malt, alcohol. A good I2PA. Occasional.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Bowie, nice golden color and big and hoppy with a little sweetness in the after taste. Pretty impressed, enough to get a growler to bring home. Will definitely get again.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 I had a glass with my meal in Bel Air for my friend’s birthday and I thought that it was pretty good and should be available more often if possible.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fell’s Point. The aroma was hops hops hops and floral notes. The taste was also full of hops, and while DIPA’s are not my favorite style of beer, this one was very well-balanced, not too bitter. It really packs the DIPA punch.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is hard to get. DuClaw does not sell their beers anywhere other than at their resteraunts....hopefully that will change sometime soon. I am rating this from memory. A fine East Coast DIPA. It was incredibly oily in a good way. Have yet to find a DIPA / IPA with a mouthfeel as luxurious as this one.