TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, 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 (1498) - 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 (11071) - 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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a big floral nose, sweet, almost syrupy flavor up front with a big hop finish that balances nicely. Very enjoyable
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap-Arundel Mills. Pours a clear amber color w/a slight white head. Nice sweet hop aroma up front. Good sharp hop taste, but not overpowering, flavorful. Had a little bit of a sweet, amber flavor w/traces of sugar, raisons, & toffee. Had a long sweet finish. Not one of those IPA’s which are so hoppy they curl you’re toes, but that’s what I liked @ it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 UPDATE 2011: I just had a pint at Bowie and what happened? Lots of clovey Belgianesque phenols on the finish. Cross contamination? INITIAL RATING 1-19-2007 :I had two drafts at Bowie and two at Arundel Mills. Pours a translucent reddish amber with a nice off white head that coats the glass all the way down. Very nice hop aroma. I would describe it as a fruity wet hop aroma, like fruit loops cereal or scratching a sassafras twig. Initial sweet flavor of cherry hard candy, with accents of nuts and maple. This then transitions to a soft bitterness that carries through to the finish. The finish has a small zap of alcohol before it goes down. A very good, session like IIPA. This is no west coast hop bomb, but that is what I liked about this one. Sort of reminds me of some imperial reds.