mrhopsbeertalk (215) - 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 donít 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.
ben4321 (4752) - 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. Iíve had much better Foolproof beers, so I know they can do much better than this.
Ctplt777 (324) - - 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. Tonsí of hoppy bitterness but also tons of sweetness. Itís 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 itís an awesome imperial ipa that I would drink again. I wish it was a littler more hoppy and would smoke my palate, Iím in need of an enamel ripping hoppy beer right now!
johnnnniee (2925) - 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 Iíve had in a long time. Not sure how old this can is but wow, where are the hops?
Drake (10507) - 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 (928) - 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.
Bebum (500) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medum gold, covering lace.
Medium body, intense flavor, silky texture, modest alcohol heat, long palate, rich finish.
Very bitter, dry.
Hoppy, resiny, grapefruity, malty.
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swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
can shared at Moor Pat, perhaps a bad can but this was just plain bad .undrinkable.
rjplumer (665) - 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 (3767) - 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 (2098) - 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.