BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Eric and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Pours a clean deep golden/amber hue with an good head and some lace. The aroma smacks your alpha up with raw, rough and aggressive bittering hops and provides light tropical and apricot jammy fruit notes. Moderately dank, resiny and must I saw SWAMPY :-). Very light vapours of cotton candy, crystal and 6-row malts. Some pepper and clove esters too. The taste is almost as sharp and aggressive as the nose, very biting bitterness with dank earthy notes and plenty of hop spice undertones. A tad unbalanced and after half the bottle got to be a tad boring. No real malt character, just a lot of unfermented sugars. The mouth feel is pretty heavy for the genre, and as mentioned above quite aggressive with a heavy metallic and minerally finish. Must saw I have no desire to ever visit this one again but it was cool to try it once.<more akin to a sub-average American Barleywine than a DIPA>
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, 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 (6252) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 Tastes a bit out of date, but there’s no date on the bottle to confirm.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 (5087) - 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 (738) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer ever... What else can you say? Just awesome, purely. Just awesome, purely. Just awesome, purely.
DrSilverworm (6817) - 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 (2175) - 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 (1484) - Elizabeth City, 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 (8779) - 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.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
10oz pour at The Beer Dispensary. Ooooh.in medicanal grapefruit. Tad gazed golden orange color. Ok head and lace. Biter flavor. Thick body oily creamy mouthfeel biter finish. Kind of yuck. That’s all..