BBB63 (5411) - 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>
rougeau13 (1608) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear amber with an eggshell head and decent lacing. Very slight aroma of biscuit, caramel and citrus. The taste is horrible. I get tons of metal and an inappropriate catastrophe of spicy and malty flavors. Medium bodied. Drain pour.
matt7215 (1933) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from a publix in Kissimmee Florida. Deep golden, small white head. Drinks like a under hopped blonde barley wine. This would need quadruple the hopping to make it into IIPA territory. Fine as an ASA or American barley wine. FLVC2 #18
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of dough and bread and pale malts and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. It’s like a double IPA where they only doubled the malts, and forgot to alter the amount of hops.
Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very itnerestin. Strong in both tatse and alcohol. NIce aroma and fruity features there too.
thematttucker (7) - - APR 27, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a malt bomb to me. Not a lot of hop to support all of that caramel malt flavor. Good marketing. Could not resist swamp ape in the store.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone by TheMattTucker
b3shine (2252) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks burg326). Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells and tastes caramel malt and booze with some hops in there too. A malt bomb of a DIPA.
jjgmd (736) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber cooper color, on tap at Tampa Bay Brewing, Coral Springs , with a nice frothy head. Sweet citrusy aroma. Taste is bitter with the alcohol up front, subdued citrus and pine. Finished bitterly with very little sweetness.
Have had better DIPAs. Quaff Score 6 / 10
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask! Clear red colour, nice creamy head. Aroma has citrus,orange and sweet maltynes. Flavor had a little BOMB! of fruits and flowery mouthfeeling, some orange and and brown sugar was there to, medium body, medium fruity finish. Nice!!
Marheb (1178) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
L’arôme est vraiment pas excitante, butterscotch et orange très mures. En bouche c’est fidel au nez avec une amertume tranquille.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lol good marketeing. Pours a golden amber with a big white head. Smell is caramel malt, piney hops, but not big and bold. Flavor is okay. It is boozy and alcoholic with a medium hop bitterness that is piney and citrus rindy. The up front flavor is grapefruit and caramel. Bit too much caramel malt in this one but not terrible.