jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a minimal head. Aroma is grassy and floral. Taste is briefly sweet at the start followed quickly by a torpedo of spicy tartness that goes to the back of your throat and finishes bitter. Crisp finish. Lingering Pepper.
yespr (32966) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is nice peachy and citrusy hoppy. Smooth hops fruity and with a sweet impression. Ends citrusy and bitter. Smooth fruity and bitter hoppy.
Nickls (1891) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clear light yellowy orange with a white head. Dank hops really dominate, some grassy notes and grapefruit as well. Taste very much mirrors the aroma, and a nice gapefruity hoppy burn that rounds out with some passion fruit. Love that the body is a little lighter and slick, and itís a pretty clean show of hops thatís missing the sweetness from a lot of other East Coast DIPAs. Nice.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #106. Bright gold with an orange tint and a pretty nice white head with some pretty good lacing. Light clean hoppy aroma, really mild. A little bitter, but very mild with a bit bit of graininess. Pretty nice. (1682)
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a cloudy light gold with good carbonation. At least three fingers of head good retention, ok retention.
The aroma is light nice hops slightly pine, easy to smell, but thatís about all there, a slight bit of rice on the end.
The taste is ok, its really light, a little hops throughout but its not super smooth or totally appealing. Iíd drink but probably not again. Nothing special here.
Sledutah (5211) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Eric at Timbo and Aprilís going away party
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with a small white head and light lacing
Aroma: Floral and fruity
Taste: Floral and citrus
Nice, not very hoppy for a DIPA.
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a deep bronze color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet honey and fruity hops. The flavor is a decent fruity hop- some citrus for sure-, and grains sweet toast, a bit more mellow than Iíd like. Perhaps this was a bit too old, I didnít see an age.
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, MD. Pours a hazy dark straw yellow with a medium frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rice, citrus and floral hops, caramel. The taste is big citrus hops with a resinous finish and a bit of a tropical note. Fairly strong rice notes with some nuttiness. Medium bodied. Strong lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to psudrew for this one.
4.0 A: Hazy peach color. Two fingers of creamy white head with good retention and a decent amount of lacing.
4.0 S: Pungent hops take over. Lots of pineapple, mango, and cat piss. Malts add just enough sweetness to add complexity. Rice is not apparent.
3.5 T: Definitely not what I expected. I expected the rice to lighten the body, but that isnít the case. Noticeable bitterness, but hop flavor is much subdued compared with what I expected from the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Malts are moderately bready. Rice provides (at least I think) an extra earthy flavor.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. No problems here, but nothing special either.
3.5 D: Not bad, but nothing too great either. Iíd drink it on occasion if I could get a sixer or something.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-14-2010 01:12:33
kramer (5171) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is quite nice, a hefty dose of citra hops with some other lightly citrusy and tropical fruit hoppiness. Very light maltiness below the hops. The flavor is brightly bitter with a nice tropical fruitiness over a minimally intrusive malt base. Canít say that I would ever be able to pick out that this was made with ífancyí rice, but there might be a slight earthy note in there that may be the result. Nice lingering bitterness on the finish. Light bodied and fairly airy for a Double IPA, but thereís a bit of resiny stickiness on the finish. Nice prickly fine carbonation brings out the bitterness well. Overall, a decent beer, but I canít say that I would have been able to break it down and say that itís good because of the rice used.