Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good hoppiness, though covered by a strong level of booze. Still pretty drinkable. Good head.
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Golden with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of dank hops, pineapple, mango, pine, and light grass. Tasters of pine, resin, dank tops, some citrus, caramel, and booze with a sticky mouth feel.
travita (4231) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is an off white head, copper orange, hazy. The smell is hops, pine, alcohol, fruit, caramel. The taste is the same.
Tide (1968) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy copper color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, hops, pine, mango and a bit of peach. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin, hops and mango. Excellent imperial IPA.
CpyNPrnT (448) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of lots of pine, some grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, piney, lots of caramel malt that leads into a nice finish of alcohol warming. A great DIPA!
joeneugs (3684) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It ours a bright orange color with a dense white head. The aroma has oranges and pine with a little spice and florals. The flavor has more oranges with a touch of tropical fruit and a super piney bitter finish. Maltiness is subdued with maybe a touch of honey on the palate, although the mouthfeel is pretty full and oily. Very good stuff.
backdaft (244) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a golden/orange color. A good layer of white foam leaves some nice rings of lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel, pine, spice, and some citrus. Medium bodied with a fruity, resinous hop finish. Nice, even if a little sweet.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange amber, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, moderate to high bitterness. Textbook.
BrewHaMeister (206) - - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours a golden straw with an abundance of white head and nice lacing. Aroma is subtle hops with pronounced corn and malt. Flavor and overall is disappointing for the ratings so far.
popery (1532) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Release #33. Pours a medium ambery orange. Quite cloudy. The head is frothy and off-white. Lots of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is big on tangerine, grapefruit, orange and pine hop notes. There’s a fairly strong caramel malt character, more sugar than I’d like but it’s not too over the top. A little bubblegum-ish. The taste starts off with sugary malt flavor. There’s also a good amount of citric hop flavor. Relatively little bitterness, though the finish has a decent bite. Still too much sweetness. Fairly thick feel. Lasting aftertaste. A little more than booze than I’d like but not too bad. It’s a fairly sweet DIPA with too much of a bubblegum caramel flavor to it, but it’s still rather tasty. The hops are nice, if somewhat unexciting. The malt sweetness is good enough in and of itself, at least. It’s just not how I prefer my DIPAs.