DuffMan (6683) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law. Deep orange hue, thick off white head. Frsh sweet pine aroma, leading into mango and guava tropical fruits. Juicy hops here, very nice. Nicely balanced malts, not too sweet. So drinkable! An unexpectedly excellent DIPA. The ratings don’t give this one enough credit IMHO.
ajnepple (2127) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Darker orange/amber and clear appearance with a white head. Aroma and flavor of pine, citrus fruits, resinous hops, floral notes, light caramel malts and light toffee. Medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Pretty well balanced and easy to drink. Solid.
wchesser (1156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hops and Pie. Deep orange gold. Nose of pine, orange citrus hops. Taste is dry, slightly dank hops, green, but enough malt for balance. Solid West Coaster.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Deep golden pour, slightly hazy, head is tan, creamy bead. Some nice lacing as well. Nose has orange peel, melon, some rich malt. Taste has zippy citrus, caramel malts and a bit of sweetness. Touch of sweet alc as well. Bitterness is in balance with the rest of the brew, but could be more bitter in my humble opinion. Still a good beer...
Crit (3343) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light amber,lasting beige head.Big musty hop nose.Full bodied palate starts sweet. Big musty piney hop profile,good malt in back.Finish is molasses,hops and alc heat. Not sure about this one, will try again.
Benzai (8146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Clear dark orange color, medium sized off-white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, quite resinous. Taste malts, hops, very resinous, very piney, sticky resinous texture, very bitter. Full body, medium and firm carbonation.
Cirrhosis (1204) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear cooper body with a massive rocky cap.......... yep looks like a beer. Smells like a beer and after the first sip I’ll say it taste like a beer. Big lemon / lime bordering on tropical maybe hints of leather. Aroma is actually pretty simple but yummy. For an IIPA taste is light but massively drinkable. Leather, hops, earth, lemon, mild peach, perfumy alcohol, more stuff that colorfully describes other stuff. dam fine very standard brew, funny thing is if I would have drank this 5 years ago it probably would have been a 4+ beer bit now its almost white noise.
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, dry and toasted. Ashtray-ish. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Crisp hoppy. Fruity and light citrusy. Bitter, fruity and light peachy hoppy into the finish.
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a pale amber color with a huge white head that has great retention and settles down to some nice lacing. Aroma is piney with some herbal notes with hints of grains and caramel. Taste is a herbal and pine hop bitterness with a caramel malty and mild tropical fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation that tickles the palate. This DIPA is well crafted with an interesting balance of flavors. This is a brew that I enjoyed and hope that others do as well.
MunBro (337) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small sampler cup at a growler bar. Hazy orange pour with a nice head for the small size. Really good citrus hop flavours, not overpowering malt profile which is nice as well.