mrhopsbeertalk (177) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this needs some tweeking, but shows potential. First I found the aroma has strong notes of green apple, concerning, but luckily none noticed in the flavor. The flavor is a bit too malty and the hops don’t really mesh well into a pronounced flavor. Suprisingly good clean bitter finish that leads to further sampling and a quickly consumed 9.5 ABV beer.
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Zesty fruit aroma with a hint of a sourness. Orange with a amber body with a faint haziness. Light film of a head. Bold bitterness. Mild fruit balanced with an assertive malt presence. The sour note is in the finish also.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer came in a trade box and must have been from Doran. It poured an orange-amber with a a very foamy head like whipped cream. It may have been the best head retention I have ever seen. It settled so slowly I was able to finish most of my dinner before taking the first sip. Very sticky lacing. This is the nicest appearance I have ever seen on a DIPA.. The score there is going to pull my rating up able most of the others. The nose is citrus and floral hops and rich malts. Medium plus body. Nice mouth feel and no alcohol burn. The flavor shows a bit of fruit and the is a lot of citrus and bitterness. The malts hold on strong however. The finish is nicely bitter. For a DIPA this is eminently drinkable and enjoyable. Well crafted beer.
malrubius (1959) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Meditrina. Hazy caramel copper with flat head and some lace. Mild spicy soapy (not bad) herbal aroma with some malty cardboard. Sweet toasted caramel covered overripe fruity orange and biscuit with medium spicy bitterness and lingering old oranges. Medium-full body. Lively carbo almost adds astringency to the hops. Everything is relative. Compared to the other DIPAs available, this is not very good. Down the drain. Life is too short.
kirk36 (169) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh my head retention God! The head in this beast is too much! I lost quite a bit of beer to over pour head. But it is a good forward tasting beer. Not syrupy like competitors iPas.
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salvaticas (494) - - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pour. Little on the nose. Cloudy in appearance and flavor. Bitter. Ok. Nothing special
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AirForceHops (3945) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Learys Fine Wine. Orange clear color with mild head and plenty of carbonation in the snifter. Grapefruit, lemons and light oranges in the aroma.
The flavor shows the above mentioned fruits flavors with a moderate amount of sweet bread and caramel malt, almost to sweet. The ABV isn’t real noticeable which is a good thing. Bitterness lingers slightly with a grain finish. Overall nothing wrong here at all but... Nothing that stands out amount 100 other DIPA that I sampled. No bottle dating anywhere, so really hard to know how long it has sat of the shelf. Best sampled on draft or directly from the brewery.
drsandman (505) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Twenty by Nine, Oak Bluffs. Pours a dark clear gold, very small white head. Faint pine, pineapple and citrus in the nose but very faint. Flavor is subdued dank citrus, faint dank hop.. Everything is faint. Certainly a clean brew. Good carbonation and body.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.
The color is a orange/amber with some yellowish highlights. There is a big head on this beer with about three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is pretty earthy with some of the Columbus hop aroma being present. The malts have presence here with as well adding to the earthy damp aroma.
The taste has a big push of juicy fruit flavor that seems to hinge on the bitterness that frames this beer throughout. This a touch of grapefruit but it gives into some melon flavor and some bready flavor that leads into the bitterness that comes in at the end to slap this beer down with a loud period.
The feel of this beer is a bit big. There is no denying the alcohol that weights here but does not take away from the drinkability of this beer. It’s a pleasure going down.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Doherty’s. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, citrus and pine hops with pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, crisp and lightly sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured darker copper with huge white head. Nose mostly dank hop with some underlying floral and sweetness. Tatse moderate bitterness up front, followed by dank hop. Mid palate dominated by sweet malt. Late palate through finish moderate bitter.