Ibrew2or3 (8099) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle pours clear copper with thin tan head. The aroma offers up green herbal like earthy shrubbery hops followed by orange hard candy, some cherry candy and dried tangelo. Hmm. The taste has a double edged sword of bitter citrus as well as firm orange, tangelo and cherry like dried fruitiness. The citrus, herbal, green and spicy hop bitterness builds into the finish. Wow! Sweet hard candy and some decent yet inadequate (to match the sweet hop flavor notes) layers of hop bitterness. Cool brew.
JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange copper pour, with a thin white head. Malt, orange peel, citrusy hops, yeast, fruity, and light caramel sweetness. Moderately interesting for a DIPA, but I wouldn’t drink it again.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemony hop aromas. Sweet malts and cirtus. Great balance. Overall a very good DIPA.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a fading beige head with a deep golden body. Aromas of grain, tropical fruit, and honey. Flavor is slightly tropical and cotton candy. Finish is not bitter or dry, flavor lasts a bit. Alcohol is hidden well.
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice ruby red color, aka not an IPA appearance, but it looks pretty. Sweet caramel malt, a modestly hoppy beer (classic citrus west coast hops) that tastes more like a decent amber than a double IPA. Not overwhelmingly impressed by these guys so far.
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/18/11. 16.9oz bottle. Unclear but very cool red pour with a small soapy khaki head that fades completely with little to no lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma with touches of pineapple and bubblegum. Similarly sweet, fruity flavor that leans a bit much towards sweet and cloying. A bit flat/undercarbonated. Eh.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours amber with orange and some yeast smell. Flavor wasn’t that great tasted of a soury orange, glad it was a split bottle, I wouldn’t be able to finish the whole bottle.
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper with a rocky, foamy beige head. Aroma is herbal and floral hops mixed with tropical fruit, caramel and citrus. Taste is spicy and herbal hops, earthy hops, tropical fruit, caramel, cake, sweet malt, and citrus. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, caramel, herbal hops, floral notes, light citrus and ripe tropical fruit. Different than I expected. Expected more citrus and pine and was pleasantly surprised by something different.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear orange amber with a white head. Nose is orange, some malt, sour orange, and some strange yeast. Flavor is similar- strange syrupy orange/ sour orange quality. Medium-bodied and ok.
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Copper-orange pour with thin bright white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is herbal, caramel, pine and citrus peel. Tastes are butterscotch, apricot, earthy hops, nuts and alcohol. Slick medium palate with little carbonation. Strange stuff this one. A unique DIPA, but not sure I’d need to try it again.