GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a nice clear golden orange with just over a finger of off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, toast, floral notes, resin. Tastes of toast, biscuit, resin, light citrus. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-juicy mouthfeel.
sloth (2641) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized white head, bit rocky with amazing retention and a swell lace. Lightly hazy, gold, orange hued brew. Nose of sweet booze, faintly fruity hops. Body is med/full, bit oily with a soft carbonation, hint resiny. Fairly sweet malts, caramelly with earthy hop notes and some citrus. Oh yeah some booze too. Lightly sweet finish, rough bite. Aint happenin. Bottles from statelineliquors.
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-4-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a tropical fruit aroma with some pine and grapefruit hops mixed within. These tropical fruit include tangerine citrus as well as a nice bit of papaya and mango as well as a hint of pineapple. Along with these aromas are some smells of a doughty nature as well as a little bit of caramel sweetness. With some lighter hop smells of a floral and grassy nature joining the other hop and more fruity and malty aromas, the overall smell is a nice blend of a big and robust of a fruity and nicely hopped aroma.
Taste – The taste begins sweet flavor of a fruity nature with lots of tangerine and some more caramel like flavors. Along with these, is a doughy taste that is combined with a nice bit of a pine hop flavor upfront. As the taste advances it remains rather sweet, but losses some of the tropical fruit flavors with them transitioning to a more toffee like flavor. Along with the change in the sweeter tastes, so too do the hop flavors transition. While the pine remains a strong hop flavor in the profile, other hop flavors of an earthy and grassy nature as well as a hint of a floral hop taste work their way to the tongue. In the end, with a bit of an alcohol flavor that comes to the tongue, one is left with a somewhat warming, sort of sweet and moderately hopped bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather nice for the doughy and sweet flavors of the brew all while holding up the hop flavors of the brew nicely.
Overall – Another rather tasty single hop DIPA by Flying dog. Big in flavor with it all the while rather drinkable, even with the slight booze and bitter grassy and earthy resinous flavors that are in the flavor, which actually help slow one down just enough in drinking it too fast in light of the 10 % abv.. A fairly nice drinking DIPA.
crossovert (9206) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Recalled seeing this come out earlier this year but hadn’t seen it on the shelves until today. Golden oney pour, huge head, nice lacing. Looks smells and tastes like an ipa originating in Europe. Heavy clean malt scnet, Spiced oranges nad torpical fruit. Flavor is more of an east coast dipa. Heavy booziness, flatish carbonation, acidic hops, medium bitterness. Its not that great, and unfortunately probably past its prime.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a foamy off-white head that left lots of sticky lacing. The nose is quite spicy in the hopping, with a heavy sweet caramel malt sweetness. The flavor isn’t the best for me, it’s a little too heavy on the sweetness for my tastes. The hops are fairly mild, and they don’t stand up to the huge malt bill. Medium to full bodied and a bit sticky with fizzy carbonation. Not one that falls into my desire for the style.
spacecube (1331) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at North, Rich caramel malt, citrus & piney hop character, finish is sweet, body is full, carbonation average. Nice
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and tangerine aroma. Pine and summer fruit flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Very good bitterness. Pine and tropical fruit lingers with grapefruit.
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 08/08/14. A clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Caramel, vanilla, honey, zesty citrus rinds, and grapefruit juice dominate the rich aroma. Goes down full-bodied and pretty syrupy. Caramel and sweet cereal grains start things off taste-wise. Vanilla in the middle. Plenty of grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the end. Biscuity and grainy. Resiny as hell! A fair amount of boozy warmth from start to finish. Solid.
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg in the North Bar, Leeds. Amber with a really tight cream head. Loads of sweet resinous pine notes over a delicious caramel base. Superb beer.
umich03jm (2765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a big fluffy head that fades very slowly. Aromas are sweet malt, rubber, earth, and caramel. Tastes kinda weird. Rotten oranges, rubber, biscuits, and grapefruit peel. Noticeable alcohol. I did not like this at all.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark golden with a frothy top. This is a big, chewy, viscous beer. The assault on the palate is contrived of an earthen yet acidic sting, but there’s almost a rubbery thing going on which must be an aspect of Amarillo that I’m not familiar with. Not my fave, but well made. (#5588, 7/25/2014)