bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Oak Tree. Cork so tight it tore. Needed to use cork screw on the stub. Pours copper amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Principal aroma is grapefruit rind, but some roast caramel hints are there. Full bodied with nearly creamy carbonation. Flavor is floral and grapefruit rind accompanied by some roast malt. This hop is strong. It clings and burns. Not even getting any heat. Then the malt sweet sort of shows up. And is washed out by the grapefruit. Damned fine ale.
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this a lot. Has a great body, Powerful hops. A strong citrus/ pine element dominates the flavor.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.
HighlanderOne (1150) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle purchased at brewworks. Has hops, ocean, bread in aroma. IPA colored, lotsa foam makes for a slow pour. A bit of sediment on bottom of bottle. Plenty of hops in the flavor, of course. But the alcohol overtakes the hops quickly. Also spice and oatmeal flavors as well. Hops have a grapefruit-like flavor. finished with a boozy feel. Cut down the alcohol and you will have a winner.
NJJereme (377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a decent frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and alcohol on pour. Definite hoppy bitterness, again, grapefruit and pine the predominant flavors. Medium bodied. Decent finish.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour with a huge thick off-white head. Citrusy hops and considerable spice aroma. Flavor is super smooth, dry, citrus, hoppy and the alcohol is very well hidden.
A great beer.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Akkurat, Stockholm. Amber colour, not that much head. Aroma is fruits, grass, some mild zesty notes as well as grass and wood. Also quite sweet malty notes. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruity and floral hops along with mild alcohol and some wooden and spicy notes. Alcohol, fruits and mild spicyness in the finish and aftertaste.
nittanytide (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper in color, with a small, foamy head. Fruity aroma. Taste is syrupy sweet up front followed by a nice citrusy bitterness, with notes of orange and grapefruit. Must be savored slowly.
drfabulous (5853) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 thanks to Birdiebeagle (Summer Secret Santa). Heavy Alcohol. Sweetness countered by bitter. Some burnt brown sugar. Some apricot.
nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by someone at jhenry04 on BA’s housewarming. Pours cloudy amber in color with a fairly well-formed off-white head. The aroma is very fruity. Pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit back up the sweet caramel malt, and there is a little pine as well. Flavor is also sweet and fruity. Very tropical, with pineapple, mango, peach, and tangerine. Some pine resin and lots of sweet caramel malt. This is very hoppy, but not in the palate-wrecking way. Hop additions were likely earlier in the boil. Unfortunately for this beer, I like the palate-wrecking kind of hops. Booze well-hidden, with a fairly full and syrupy body. Good and tasty overall, but not exactly what I look for in a DIPA.