JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pour at Dandelion Pub, Philly. Nice deep orange pour with blood orange tints to it, a wee film of bubbles up top. Nice fresh citra in the nose, just that touch of sharpness to the bright fruits that makes this hop so appealing. Smooth body, light tickle on the palate, but not at all boozy. Lush tropical fruits quite assertive in the taste, but nothing overly sweet. Pretty nice stuff.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Spirits Brick. Pours a nice, golden/copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some really nice citrus zest, orange peel, tropical fruit, grapefruit, light alcohol and mild malt sweetness. Taste is nice, intense bitterness, citrus fruits, orange zest, grapefruit, light bready malts, more citrus bitterness, light tropical fruit, lingering dry bitterness and slight alcohol. Really tasty!
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden pour with one finger of frothy white head. Resinous aroma, tad earthy and malty. Big citrus notes and overripe peaches. Rich and resinous flavor with some cooked peach and bright orange and citrus notes. Malty background. Firm bitterness with a medium full body.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Beer Temple - Amsterdam. Pours clear gold with a fine, white head. Ripe citrus and caramel in the nose. Big sweet flavor with some sticky citrus pectin. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming and sticky to finish, lots of gooey orange and other citrus, marmalade. Moderate lingering hops. OK.
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21 may 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is orange and bitter grapefruit. Thin body and fizzy. Grapefruit hops and some mild malt body. Pretty good.
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bhensonb (11066) - 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 (207) - 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 (2483) - 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 (4007) - 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 (596) - 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.