Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a low carbed copper amber and a very thin head. Aroma is green hops , light acetaldehyde, earthy, dms in the malts come through, old cheesy stale hop and light citrus mint hints. Flavor is mint, citrus, lemon zest, orange lots of caramel malt to hie whatever hops might be hiding, toasty malts, slight oxidation- , tacky caramel, orange zest, toffee, and just a lackluster DIPA with low hops and fairly syrupy to try to cover the alcohol. Meh.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear deep gold color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was sweet, earthy and dirty with some citrus hops as well. Sweet malt flavor with citrus hop notes. Bitter finish. Mild warming sensation in the chest.
cdugo (31) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/copper color, pours with a nice hoppy aroma. Has a slight sour flavor to it along with citrus.
McGarnigle (573) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dateless bomber, that makes no claims of India. Good looking orange-ish brew with wonderful head. You’d think this is going to be a standard Cascade big pale, but then there’s the sour. I wondered whether it had gone awry but (a) others have noted the sour and (b) it tastes good, even though I’m not a fan of sour beer. More sweet than bitter, and lots of citrus fruit. Would never guess more than 10% ABV. I didn’t like their pale ale much, but I like this a good deal.
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 650 ml is listed at 11.5% abv and picked up in the fall in Buffalo. FInally, post-shushi, I game. OK, the sourness, and I am far from alone here. Some decent Cascade hop, a bit funky aroma, sweats and smells. Cloudy grapefruit with certain significant white head, and lace. Actually drinkable,.Not a DPA at all.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from blipp. A nice beer, but has a little age on it. Would probably have been great 2 months ago.
Lubiere (10734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear amber ale with a very thin off white head. Nice floral hops aroma, caramel malt, and light vinous notes. In mouth, a viscous IPA with meaty notes, caramel, floral hops, land light vinous finale, like a barley wine. Nice. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.
Gorbalev (2988) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, ,courtesy of Blankboy. Nice hop aroma - fruity, fresh,a little mild. Dark orange, small white head. Great taste - hoppy tasty fruit juice, light body. Alcohol not even noticeable. Really enjoyed it.
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmm.... It smells so wonderful. On the initial taste, it is near perfection. But the aftertaste is, well to be honest, slightly sour. Tastes like a belgian tripel. Maybe its the strain of yeast they used, but this beer is no where near as good as the price suggests. It is like a cross between an american DIPA and a belgian triple/quad. Not terrible, but nowhere near great.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed orange/amber pour with thick creamy off white head and lace. Rock candy, caramel, medium citrus malt on the nose. Rich thick semi sweet malt with a cloying hop bitter. Thick rich full bodied with good carbonation and a nice medium full bitter. I liked this beer alot.