Skyview (5460) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Old Fashioned in downtown, Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted golden grain malt, hint of pine and grapefruit notes, and a touch of tropical fruits. Taste is medium bodied, sharp bitterness at first with some toasted golden grain malt flavors. Finish is semi-dry, with both citrus and spicy grassy hops aftertaste. An average IPA overall.
TattooJack (442) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I usually won’t buy a beer that doesn’t have the alc% printed on the label, but I was building a sampler 6-pack and there were 3 of these left in the rack. The label did boast double ipa so i figured what the heck. This beer poured "big foam", has a nice smell, was fairly easy drinking, and had some good ipa characteristics. I’m taking away points for the secrecy on the alcohol level if this beer was 8%+, the grade would be 4+. Don’t call it a double if it’s the same alcohol as a high end single, especially if you aren’t going to tell me what the % is up front.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A cloudy amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is very faint fruity hops and soap. The flavor is citrus and pine with solid malt.
mmill527 (85) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fair tasting beer BUT NOT A DIPA, not even a single IPA. Drives me nuts when I buy a buy an Imperial India Pale Ale that is in no way even close to the style.
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The aroma is sweet hops. The taste is hoppy, but a little metallically. A decent iipa that is not overly bitter.
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Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 5/11/14 (Woodman’s-Waukesha)-41° in Shaker-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more malt and slight caramel. This medium to full bodied brew u\is a mix between a double and regular IPA.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper/orange color with a small head. Strong earthy, spice, and pine hop aroma. Strong bitterness. Solid pine, vegetal and caramel. Full body.
drpimento (2886) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I saw in their description that on the bottle they call it a dipa but elsewhere an ipa, which puzzled me. Then I tasted it and it actually seems more like an ok pale ale with good body. Maybe because of the strength. Whatever. Not really, bad, just not too good either.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is dark golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of weak pine hops, not much else. Flavor is of pine needles, grass, earth, and orange zest. Finish is a bit spicy.
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a nice deep amber color with a thin white head that lasts and laces. Aroma is nearly non existent for a DIPA that should have waves of hops. Taste some mild malt flavors, some sweetness, and a hint of hops. Thin on the mouthfeel with an odd finish. Add some hops to the boil, and maybe a high alpha like a simcoe for dry hop aroma and we may have something here, until then this falls a bit flat for me.
islay (2028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-18-14. Fruity, creamy, malty, barley-wine-esque, boozy aroma features orange, muffin, cookie, biscuit, and yellow plum scents. Strong and complex; floral and perfumey smell. Pours mostly clear with some haze. Highly effervescent: Many small bubbles. Small amount of beige head. Orange brass to sable color. Nice looking beer. Salty, dry taste features light pine, tonic water, booze, and lemon flavors. Dirt dryness from the hops in the finish. Pleasant but weak flavors. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Furthermore Full Thicket is perfectly pleasant but plain and forgettable, especially for the style.