popery (1849) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bitter caramel. Thereís practically no delicacy in the hop flavor. Itís a dark amber/ruby beer with a small beige head. The aroma is boring, dull citrus/pine hops and fruity malt - raisins, caramel, toast. Taste has a fair bit of sugary sweetness but it quickly gets pointlessly bitter. I donít mean to be too harsh on this beer, but it has a combination of factors that I donít particularly care for in a DIPA: lots of crystal malt flavor, bland bitterness and a weak, uninteresting hop aroma. Mouthfeel is thick, a bit syrupy, and the lack of carbonation also makes things a bit watery in the finish.. Booze is apparent. Between this and the oddly bad 1/2 Idjit!, Dugges is 0/2 for me, so far.
blutt59 (6409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, copper colored pour with a few bubbles, sweet strawberries and grapefruit aroma, flavors of ripened cheese and grapefruit
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from blutt59. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is really spicy, fruit, and a little earth. Taste is cinnamon, light earth, and lots of grapefruit.
Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Clear orange color with a light ring of white. Aroma is....man I donít even know. Strange though. Flavor is slightly hoppy, with some lemon flavors that dry out bigtime. Weird finish.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Deep amber with a large off-white head that disappears to just a small foam layer. Sweet cough syrup and pickled fruit in the flavour, quite weird and not really to my style. Drinkable though.
MarinaMarket (251) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney nose, beautiful bourbon color, quickly dissipating head. Creamy palate, piney, fruity, honey, and alcohol notes. Candy sweetness with a bitter finish. Very nice complex DIPA. Tasted @ 60F.
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours thick and syrupy and amber in color. the aroma is juicy, also syrupy. There are light citrus notes on medium body with subtle sweet juicy citrus hops as it settles.
Rasmus40 (15760) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Very bitter and dry finish. 040908
crossovert (10649) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle best before nov 11.
It pours a deep, clear reddish-bronw with a frothy off-white head.
The smell has some torpical, citrus, pine, malt, and caramel.
The flavor is unique. It has some bananas, caramel, and fruity hops. There is a lingering hop bitterness in the finish, but not overpowering or even medium. It is a very yeasty DIPA.
The mouthfeel is a bit watery.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-14-2011 01:30:56
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy), average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pineapple, honey, and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy, pine), average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, peach, pineapple, and honey. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.