superspak (4669) - 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.
Beaver (1647) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle dated 7/26/16. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruit with piney hops and some fusel alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malt with some fruit that quickly gives way to a big harsh piney resiny hop bitterness with some noticeable alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, I was hoping for Hopslam but too much harsh alcohol and bitterness.
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber gold with a off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of orange, melon, pine, floral notes, spice, light caramel. Flavor is pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel, spice, floral notes. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, very bitter end.
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky yellow with a thick short sticky head. Thick malty creamy citrus and floral hops. With a lingering finish of earthy hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
nearbeer (4877) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. looks like it was bottled 07/26/2016. Translucent amber with a big sticky foam on top. Smells of yeasty white bread, flowery orange, mild citrus zest, white grape and herbal resin. Tastes of orange flesh, honey, evergreen resin, bread, citrus zest and peppery green herb. Medium body is soft, dry and lightly astringent. Medium carbonation and just a bit of warmth from the abv.
tsd08460 (816) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Crafted in Haymarket, VA
Aroma: citrus,caramel, pine
Appearance: clear deep golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle. Caramel malt takes center stage here. Slight orange. Pours a mostly clear orange with dusted white topping across the top. Taste is slightly cloying malt, a little tingling on the sides of the tongue. Low bitterness. Hops really get overtaken by the malt and the residual sweetness. Looking forward to my next bottle to see if this gets an upgraded score.
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with nice fluffy head. Caramel and pine on the hose. Sweet, about sticky, with caramel. Soapy pine and resin. Lots of alcohol burn. I love Bells, but this is just okay. Maybe my bottle was a little dated...it tasted like it might be.
Ron (3577) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Sweet tropical fruits and caramel on the nose, resinous hops and some mild alcohol. Lots of resinous hops on the flavor with pale malts and sweet fruits, alcohol comes through a bit too much for me, otherwise decent. Good amount of malt.
beer_queue (9) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper/dark amber; medium white head.
Aroma: Citrus fruits followed by some piney hops.
Taste: Arrives with a big hop kick; so West Coast with all the bitter piney, citrus fruit peels. Malty & subtlely sweet middle but finishes dry with more hops.
Palate: Light and crisp; hops are tingly up front. Dry as hell at the end.
Overal: A good example of the style of DIPA; easily drinkable while the alcohol is well hidden even at 10%. I wonder why this beer isn’t more widely available year-round.
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramelised malt and tropical fruit. Taste has fresh pineapple, mild bitter pine, tropical fruit, mango and soft caramelised malt. High abv well hidden. This is great, way better than hopslam.