TylerGreenDC (628) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma of pine and tangerine. Soapy lace. Flavors of citrus, walnuts and some faint toffee on the finish. Nicely balanced. Probably better than it scores, esp because it’s barely a DIPA.
DSG (9335) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma, rather "green" and dank, citric and a bit piney with a bit of malt. Flavor has moderately sweet malt, a bit chewy, with piney, citric and "green" hops and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Defreni (2869) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad: Taster på bryggeriet. Ravfarvet klar med et fint skumhoved. Duften er den samme som Hoppy Poppy. Smagen er bedre mere frisk og med lidt mere fylde og pondus. Frisk og god bitterhed.
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Draft at Duckys Cayucos. Nose is citrus and piney resin. Clear darker orange with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately bitter with a bit of resin and citrus. 6/26/2014 3.5
Draft at Duckys again. Maybe a fresher keg with more prominent citrus and pine. Nice malty caramel backbone.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Figueroa Mountain BP in Santa Barbara, 01/05/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is bitter grapefruit, orange pith, light pine cone, toasty maltings, tangerine.
Taste comprises orange pith, floral hop tones, grassy, light grapefruit, faint pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonationa, semi drying close with subtle hop bitterness.
Easy drinking DIPA, not at all boozey, prefer mine with a little more punch in the hoppage.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the hotel in San Diego. From Whole Foods. Copper/golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite/yellowish head. Hoppy citrus aroma, pine, floral, mango, caramel, grassy hops, biscuits, some pine apples. Hoppy caramel flavor, biscuits, hay, citrus, floral, some pine. Finish brings hops, pine needles, caramel snd hay.
joeworrall (86) - USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice bouquet with floral hops and caramel malt aroma. slightly cloudy orange in the glass, with a thin head. The flavor is stone fruit and pretty sweet... A little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at city beer. A nice fully bodied hop ale. Quality brew with a crisp palate. Hop blend is crisp and lingers on the tongue.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Lots of hop. Resin, floral, ci9trus. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Citrus, resin and I think floral. It’s bitter as all get out. Oh, there’s some light roast caramel backbone. But if you don’t look for it, it may not stand up. This finishes NW dry and bitter, but not quite so harsh as many. Extremely nice!
Leighton (15371) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Downtown Johnny Brown’s - Dan Diego. Pours lightly hazy amber with a frothy white head. Lots of dusty pine in the nose, some dry caramel, toast, grass. Medium sweet flavour with plenty of dried pine, earth, dry and toasty bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous and warming to finish with more pine, dry bread, dry caramel. Lingering dusty pine. Standard big and piney DIPA.