GMCC2181 (1480) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Spark-dog! Shared with the infamous wolf. Great nose of fruits: Grapefruit, bitterness, and floral juices. Dark orange color, with a small head. Taste is bitter on the tounge. Lots of grapefruit, juicy bitterness, flower notes.....well balanced with some malty notes and sugar... The alcohol isnt noticable but you know its a high octane beer. Medium body. Overall: Nice DIPA.... thanks E for knocking this off my wants list!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caponeís, Norristown, PA. Very inviting deep orange pour, not nearly as cloudy as a lot of DIPAs tend to be. Translucent, vigorously carbonated, and quite clean looking. Nose is also far less malty than I expected, given descriptions I encountered before sampling. Bright, floral, and dry aromas for the most part. Body is crisp, a bit prickly, with a smooth dry finish. Flavors are where you detect the malt profile just a bit more, but itís anything but bready and chewy; in fact, itís so clean and dry throughout that I found myself wondering if Iíd encountered some bottle variation, given how frequently other ratings mention the strong biscuity caramel stuff that I just canít detect. Regardless, itís very fresh and pert and easy-drinking for a big beer like this.
jmm635 (806) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear and bubbly and light orange in color. Great lacing from a bright white head. Sweet aroma with a light amount of hops. Lots of citrus scents. Flavor was more sweet than hoppy which surprised me. Good beer but on the opposite end of the spectrum for my DIPA preferences.
greenhorn1 (732) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. I just finished working in the yard on a warm SoCal day and I could not have picked a better beer to drink while watching the end of the Angelís game. Pours a clear copper, big frothy head, and a ton-o-lacing. Hops and citrus punch you in the nose. Flavor is sweet and malty. Typicaly flavors of a west coast IPA. The ABV is hardly noticeable and this is a very easy beer to drink....very dangerous. However, I like my DIPA to be hop bombs and this falls short. Not a very long lasty bitter finish. Overall, still a very decent DIPA.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Pours a very clear orangish golden color with a thick white head that leaves lacing galore. Aromas just out with citrus: grapefruit, tangerines, and dare I say lime. Taste is a nice blend of sourness and bitterness with just enough alcohol revealing itself to remind you its there. The palate is lighter that I anticipated with a dry, bitter finish that dissipates nice and slow. Overall, this is a mighty fine beer with a wonderful mix of malts and hops fulfill my idea of the ideal DIPA.
Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden orange, bright and clear. The initial woosh of bubbles rises to quite a nicely impressive head of foam, but it surrenders inside of 2 minutes. The aroma is simply phenomenal ... rich with fruit and fresh pine. The beer delivers on the promise with a resin-laced silkiness and warming alcoholic sting. This is a beaut. (#4128, 5/30/2011)
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a bottle from OTM. The appearance is a slightly hazed golden hue with a great white head. The flavors and aromas are creamy with oranges and kumquats, a great malty backing. The mouth is wonderfully creamy with a lower carbonation. Excellent DIPA. .
Reynolds314 (1886) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clean drinkable Double IPA. The malts are quite present and almost mask some of the good hop flavor. Not bitter at all which would have been welcome. Overall its a great introductory level Double IPA but if you have a palate for more hop forward DIPAís then you may not enjoy this one quite as much.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very west coast, not that bitter, pretty malty, clean. Couldíve
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Gold amber pour, very clear with a big fluffy head. Aroma was packed with citrus, grapefruit and hops. Flavor was very earthy and dry with a nice malt backing. A straight forward in your face DIPA. A very good showing.