bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a hell of a beer.
Pours crystal clear copper color with a head that disappates quicky. Strong, sweet citrus hop aroma - everything I expect out of a west coast DIPA. Big hop flavor in the front, but not too acidic (doesnít burn the tongue like other big IPAís) and is balanced out with a ton of caramel/toffee sweetness. Iíd compare the middle flavor to a really really beastly ESB.
For how boozy and bitter this is, itís balanced surprisingly well and doesnít feel heavy at all. Very, very, very nice.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is super citrusy. Mandarin orange and grapefruit. Taste follows the same with a mellow malty finish...and slightly dry woody aftertaste.
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chalice at Whole Foods Chandlerís Watering Hole. Lovely golden amber with slight head that disappears quickly. Citrus, hoppy nose with malty grain backbone. Sweet forward with hop taste without the bitterness at first, well balanced. Slightly bitter finish. Different from other DIPAs and thatís what makes it awesome.†
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Paler in appearance than expected. Brewed without crystal malt. Deeply inviting impressive nose. Peppery on the swallow. Excellent.
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burnished gold/amber with medium head that didn?t last. Good lacing. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, grapefruit and earthy. Tastes heavily of pine with little hints of citrus and sweet malt. Finish is dry with and mild earthy astringency.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust. it smells fantastic, different hoppy, a bit creamy, fruity. The taste is very intensive, different hoppy, a lot of fruits like peach, lemongrass, citrus, a bit grassy. Very good! 12/12/12/12/11/12
akcarnahan226 (2) - hudson, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a clear golden color, with a small amount of white lacy foam. aromas of pine and citrus. tastes sweet, with a medium bitterness that lingers. body is medium, with a sort of oily, long bitter finish. tastes ideal for a double ipa. burping up pine is always a good sign.
itsallmine (1) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great stuff; intense flavour of ripe apricots and elderflower, followed by smooth caramel and malt; on the palate itís still fruity but becomes more and more malty and a bit spicy; be carefull: itís a strong one but you donít really recognize it ;-)
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, citrus, pine resin with some mild cat piss. The flavor is in line with what a DIPA should be; big caramel, big citrus and resiny hops. Medium plus body with strong bitterness to the finish.
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark yellow with a sticky white head.
Clean aroma of citrus rind and light pine resin.
The flavor is smooth bitterness with a dry finish.
Just enough sweetness to balance and not sticky sweet like some Double IPAs.