mrhopsbeertalk (279) - 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.
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber from a can. Very nice grapefruity aroma and flavor, very good and well-balanced, not terribly boozy, but I did just mistype a whole bunch of words. Very good beer.
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Growler Garage, Burlington. Colour is slightly cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, caramel, sweetness, hops and malts.
mcox90 (1818) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can. Pours yellow with a one finger white head and some legs. Pale malt aroma with a sharp hop scent and a good bit of rye. Nice grapefruit bitterness on the flavor, tinged with rye spiciness. Fair amount of malt. Medium bodied wit a drying palate.
halfonit (1295) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is of fresh hops, citrus, bread, grains, and rye. I think this actually smells great! Heavy palate. Flavor is of citrus hops, wheat, slight booze, pine, earthiness, and rye. Not that much of a carbonation feel, nicely balanced. Leaves a fresh citrus hop finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3346) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing speckles the sides nicely.
The smell starts off with a sly citrus pulp and rind and slides into a subtle nice malt.
The taste was moderately bitter with an ample sweetness of the citrus combining nicely in a sticky fashion. Subtle tobacco rides into the aftertaste and grabs the citrus to slide into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seems good for the style and for me.
Overall, for a DIPA, its a good one, there’ s nothing wrong with it, I could see myself having this again.
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Location: 12 oz can from Winooski Beverage, 7/10/15
Aroma: Strongly caramel and diacetyl, some spoiled fruit, earthy hops, and a bit of rye/spice
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color, with a small off white head and minimal lace
Flavor: The flavor is just as offensive as the aroma, probably more so with the same components
Palate: The body is medium, with a soft carbonation, slightly off feel, and a little dry
I have to hope this was a bad can our something, because this one smells and tastes like something went wrong. Lots of off notes make this one closer to a drain pour than a winner unfortunately. I’ve had much better Foolproof beers, so I know they can do much better than this.
Ctplt777 (451) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy and very sweet. Almost brown sugar like. Tons’ of hoppy bitterness but also tons of sweetness. It’s not the hop bomb I was expecting but I can back itself up with hoppyness. I was surprised with how balanced it its. Overall, I think it’s an awesome imperial ipa that I would drink again. I wish it was a littler more hoppy and would smoke my palate, I’m in need of an enamel ripping hoppy beer right now!
johnnnniee (3401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the Lazy Dog
Lightly hazy golden color. This has got to be the maltiest double IPA I’ve had in a long time. Not sure how old this can is but wow, where are the hops?
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can, 4/8/15. Hazy amber, large foamy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel, citrus hops. The taste is grainy malt, citrus hops, pith, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, strong lingering bitterness, a little raw in tone but quite solid.
kevd193213 (950) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Dirty orange copper pour with a giant off white head. Aroma of dough, malt and earthy hops. Taste is a mish mash with very little hop profile. Avoid.