superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head, with incredible retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pinapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
arnold931 (691) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with decent white head and lacing. Nose is pine and sweet grapefruit. Taste is malt sweetness and dryness and citrus. Wonderful sweetness.
pineypower (2608) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared much thanks to Dan. Pours out a decent amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of grapefruit meat, citrus and some light pine notes. Taste is a nice punch of fruity citrus and pine hops with some light balance in there of some taosty malts, and then more hops with a slightly drying alcohol note on the finish. Tasty
Frank (3128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a a double India pale ale ale according to the bottle. Being a fans of pale ale ale and esp. India pale ale ale, I can only imagine that a double version would be almost as good but slightly too sweet and no more hoppy. Hey! Well here we are. This is a cloudy orange amber w/ a thin head of fine white bubbles. Itís got a nice hoppy nose. I get floral notes up front in the nose, maybe a touch of citrus well. This is a bit on the sweet side--which is a trait it has in common w/ Two Hearted--and this is exacerbated at itís ten-plus-percent alcohol strength. It is really hard to make a hoppy beer of this gravity and pretty much displays the problems w/ the style to a T. Since Bellís has a beer of this style done well--ever heard of Hopslam?--I just canít see any reason for this to exist.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light body, heavy hop profile, more bitter than aromatic. A solid beer but could be way better for the price.
agl108 (824) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #800. On draft at Smokin Joes. Poured clear orange with ring of head. Sweet, floral nose. Orange, peach, grapefruit. Big and malty with big time hop bite to back it up. Tongue stripping bitterness. Great stuff, a sipper.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Tom C. Pours yellow to orange clear with a beige head, aroma of lemon, orange, malt, flavor is bitter with lemon, grapefruit, alcohol, sweet, medium bodied.
Christpuncher (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dank hoppy start with a nice easy malt backbone. Ends with a strong hoppy bitter punch. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Pours copper in color with a white head. Had a bottle pour at my house in myrtle beach.
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mrmartin (733) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Orange Pour with medium off-white head. Piney hop nose
medium sticky body.grapefruit and pine notes cut by a little fruity malt sweetness
Lingering bitter finish wih a bt of booze heat
Very good 10% dipa...Obviously not a session
hmm hopslam, Dorado, Ruination, Hop Stoopid....so good.
Mindwarp (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Floral aroma really nice. Heavy malty taste bitterness hops and booze. Overall its a beer thatís not the easiest to drink do to the boozy taste.
BierMeHoos (210) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 fl oz. bottle. Brewed on 8/8/2014. White color, creamy head. Body is murky orange-copper. Aroma is fruity. Peach, apricot, ripened fruit, pale malts, floral hop character. Taste is loads of hop character: floral hops, some pine, tangerine citrus and accompanying zest, mango, peach, boozy orange. Overall awesome beer if you enjoy the style of DIPA.