chibuck (3509) - 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 (6897) - 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 (8157) - 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 (11499) - 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 (1867) - 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 (5770) - 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.
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep brown coloured body with a dense tan head. Aroma of potent hops, alcohol, malt (not really rice in my nose) and a heavy dose of piney, floral notes. Medium-bodied; Deep pungent malt bitterness with a good set of hops and a large spicey character that blends well with the potency. Aftertaste shows a good hop bitterness, some oak and drying notes and a bunch of alcohol warmth. Overall, a good beer - definitely a good beer to sample if you can get it! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 11-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2010.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a very light gold, just barely darker than a pilsner. Nice fluffy white head and a good ring of lacing as it goes down.
S: Tropical fruits--mango, pineapple, and apricot alongside a little bit of citrus. Not malt sweetness.
T: Similar to the nose, but the intensity is taken up a notch. The malt sweet is again decidedly lacking, making this very much West Coast in style.
M: Dry and crisp. The rice really does wonders for drying this one out in addition to the lack of any noticeable malt presence.
D: Very nice all around. At 8%, itís not too big, although not necessarily sessionable either. Very nice hop profile and the mouthfeel is fantastic. Very glad I got to pick up a few bottles of this, and another one in a slew of great East Coast IPAís that Iíve had lately.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-06-2010
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pours hazy yellow with full head. Aroma is very flural and aromas of alcohol. Flavor is bright and hoppy. Body is full with a bitter citrus peel finish
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a full bodied cloudy tan hue. Light head. Slightly sweet aroma, the hoppy smell comes through. Solid taste with a slightly not so tasty aftertaste, slight sour hint. Good beer. Not the best, but good bang for your buck.