superspak (1471) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/10/2012. Pours a dense lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, floral, caramel, pine, grass, and light herbal spiciness. Incredible aromas that are insanely balanced and complex. I love this smell. Taste of big grapefruit, orange rind, pineapple, floral, mango, pine, grass, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, pine, floral, caramel, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with a great balance of bitterness and sweetness. Minimal cloying hop flavor and bitterness. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Awesome flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. World class.
Fritz123 (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share Sybarite Pig. A little old but still OK. Pours a very hazy dark orange with light head. Great pine, citrus and malts aroma. Taste is complex and well balanced with pine, citrus, floral hops and huge malt. Wonderful smooth finish. Very good.
RespertFTW (112) - - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.
djd07 (2316) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. The aroma is floral and pine. Thick mouthfeel with a very dry hop flavor and very bitter finish. Alcohol hidden well, a very good IIPA.
gabbama (201) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light brown with a thick off-white head. Rich, sweet floral, resin, and citrus aroma. Huge resinous flavor of grapefruit rind. The huge bitterness is balanced somewhat by a caramel sweetness that comes through late. Very full body, slightly syrupy and soft carbonation. The late sweetness gives way to a long, bitter finish. Wow. Need to find this again.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich hop aroma. Minimal head. Lighter body than I expected. Citrus hidden way in the back.
libertine (143) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber with a quarter inch white head.leaves nice lacing.aroma of grapefruit,musky melon and caramel.aroma is kinda mild and not overly hoppy.flavor of grapefruit,pineapple,melon and caramel.the hops are more pronounced in the flavor than in the aroma.full bodied with medium carbonation and a dry citrus finish.this beer is nice.i could rate this higher if the aroma was more evident.my bottle is six months old and that may have caused a dimishing in the aroma.flavor was still fantastic though.very good dipa
knickskicks (496) - - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper/red, thin off white head, good lacing. Nose is grapefruit, sweet bready malts. Taste is citrus fruits, pulpy grapefruit, watery melon, dry bitter finish.
Disclaimer: This was a few months old, still excellent though so it warranted a review.
S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a nice blend of caramel and hops. Taste is sweet & syrupy up front, quickly transforming into black pepper and a strong biting earthy bitterness that lingers through the finish. At first the alcohol is not noticeable until you think about it. The bitterness is almost a wine-like bitterness (maybe cabernet or a country style rustic zinfandel). Never been a big fan of bitter wines, but those of you who are may like this.
salvaticas (121) - - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minimal aroma, strangely, and looks lager-like. But pretty good taste. Not super impressed but would try again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
burgy (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at New Bohemia tap takeover. This was not my favorite DIPA ever but it was a solid undertaking and I really enjoyed it. Lots of hops in this.