Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavor was bitter with pine, citrus, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit and had a dry and bitter finish.
GreatDane1632 (1034) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rated based on notes taken 23 Dec 2011 -- A hop bomb with alcohol. Not more, not less. Meh.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden Amber with a white head. Sweet malts, light fruity hops, earthy and toffee notes, with light bitterness. Tastes a bit out of date, but there’s no date on the bottle to confirm. Not that good.
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle pours a murky orange with lots of frothy, sudsy white head. Nose has dried orange peel, some kumquat, a little tea, a little bit of garbage. Smells incredibly artificial. Flavor is worse, overly bitter, plastic, kumquat, unripened orange. Sort of has that unripened chardonnay grape thing. Chunky, soapy, astringent finish.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balanced floral/citrus nose, oranges and dandelions detected. Clear amber, headless. Honey comb and orange flavor, medium body. Orange peel in the end. Respectable DIPA.
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Best beer ever... What else can you say? Just awesome, purely. Just awesome, purely. Just awesome, purely. Some hops too.
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to chudwick! Hazy golden orange color. Finger of off-white head. Leaves decent lace. Not much in the nose, kind of a musty metallic. In the flavor, sort of a piney hoppy aroma. Bigger bready malt. Bigger bitter, mildly astringent at first, light to moderate sweet, kind of a more dry taste in the finish, light alcohol warmth in the finish. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. More dry finish. An OK DIPA, not too bad. Delivers the hop, along with a wallop of biscuity malt. Better than expected, better than rates indicate... Nothing outrightly wrong with it. Piney hop gets better as I go, some grapefruit citrus and bright tropical notes come out. Pretty assertive. Aftertaste is like lighter fluid, but it’s not awful as it sounds.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from my mom’s visit to the Orange state. Nose is citrus. Sip adds a decent malty backbone. Strong citrus. Despite the bad ratings, I like it. A little boozy.
zizzybalubba (1609) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Hazy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pine, and mango. Taste offers tropical fruit, caramel, pineapple, and tangerine. The malt-to-hop ratio favors the malts a bit too much for my liking. Also, not sure if they chose hops that I do not care for but something else seems "off" with the flavor. Alcohol is a bit too present. Probably not as bad as I was expecting but still one of the last beers I would reach for in terms of a DIPA.
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa, opened 7/31/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Looks a little viscous. Aroma of pale malt, clay, mild citrus hops. The taste is tropical fruits, citrus, pale malt. Medium bodied. I won’t say off balance just… oddly balanced. Strange beer.