bhensonb (10342) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours amber gold with a yellowish head. Aroma is pine/cat pee. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is burning citrus/resin hop. Strong caramel backbone. Comes across like a highly hopped barley wine. Killer ale.
GSH1976 (193) - Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very slightly hazy golden with minimal white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is excellent and dominated by grapefruit with perhaps a hint of pine. Very nice. Taste is initially sweet but then turns bitter and the bitterness lingers for a while. I love DIPAs but sometimes they are dominated by bitterness and not much else. That is not the case here and I think the mild sweetness upfront does an excellent job of complementing the bitterness. The body is medium, smooth and the finish is on the dry side. I will definitely be getting more of this in the future. I used to not be a fan of Flying Dog but some of the beers they are putting out now are excellent and this is no exception.
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Med.sized white head with good retention and lotsa spotty lace. Clear, gold colored brew. Earthy nose of citrusy and piney hops with a lil bit of sweet malts. body is medium even at 10% abv, lil oily and resiny with an almost flat carbonation. Larger, piney and citrusy dankness.Lil bit o sweet malts backin,m up Fairly dry finish and the abv aint real noticeable. Bottle from statelineliquors.
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a clear thinner density burnt orange with some aggressively rising carbonation and an average sized, at best, foamy off white head. Aroma has lots going on for a single hop. This is super dank overall, cat piss, wet pine needles and old citrus meat. This is followed up with a touchy of soapiness and some grains. Medium bodied that finishes rather dry with stronger carbonation and really no heat from the substantial ABV. Flavor is some harsh hop bitterness up front followed by some honey topped dry toast, sweeter grapefruit. Good stuff here.
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a collar of white head. Aroma is lots of citrus and straight cat pee. Taste is smooth with notes of pine, grapefruit and sweet malt, balanced bitterness, not great but good.
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Yard House, aroma is classic citra, taste is the same with an amped up citrus component. Good beer.
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DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Totally clear golden orange color. Thin white head, with good retention, and decent lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Citrus peel, light resin, grapefruit in the aroma, lightly spicy hop. Hint of soapiness. Bitter taste, light zestiness. Alcohol not too noticeable, for 10%. Solid DIPA. I’m not loving it as much as I thought I would, though. Lightly spicy bite to it. I much preferred the Galaxy version, I think that hop stands up much better on it’s own
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 5/10/2013 drank remotely with Ben!.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of orange and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, orange, some grass notes..
Palate:Medium body, sticky.
Summary: A nice orange laden bitter IPA.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 5/10/13, Drinking this (remotely) with jcos!
Aroma: Big citrus/tropical fruit nose (orange, grapefruit, peach, etc), with floral and grassy notes
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, bright orange color with a white head and some nice lacework
Flavor: The taste has a nice fruity sweetness up-front, followed by a lengthy, bitter hop finish
Palate: Medium-full bodied, the abv is very well hidden, it gets a hint sticky, with a long, dry finish
This is a pretty solid one. The nose is really nice, and pretty much what you’d expect from a citra hop beer (in a good way). The flavor is solid as well, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the nose. I enjoyed this one.
MadRobin (1692) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Clear, bright amber with an off-white head and an very good lacing.
Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, grain and biscuits.
Taste of citrus peel, grass, grain, light fruit and another bitter flavor to which I cannot put a label other than Citra hops.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation with a nice mouthfeel that is both livel and smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone