Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chemical, kat-whizzy aroma. Misty apricot gold, big fluffy head. Dense body, smooth mouthfeel. Medium light sweetness, a little briny, fairly well balanced overall and warming. 10% Abv is masked well. Grassy note in the long bitter finish. Will make you cross-eyed on an empty stomach.
weihenweizen (1693) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated can compliments of joepeesie poured into a shaker. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Good lacing, medium body, resinous texture, and nice pine aroma. Taste is some grapefruit, lots of pine, and finishes bitter hops.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to drabmuh for the can. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear copper color with a touch of an amber hue. Initial head is rocky and large with great retention and loads of lacing on the way down. Thin cap and collar throughout.
The nose carries some nice initial tropical notes with plenty of backing malt. Light caramel and a fairly-heavy level of breadiness. The flavor pushes through a good dose of sweetness along with some light heat. Lots of bread and malt. CItrus and other fruit notes behind that. Medium body with chewiness. Moderate booze and a semi-dry finish.
Quite a bit too malty for my tastes, though I enjoy the hop notes that are present.
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big Head, cloudy light amber, sweet biting bitterness, cottony mouthfeel. It’s more of a 1.5 rather than a double, the hoppiness is strong, but it’s not offensive. Pretty easy drinking beer. Alcohol does not taste like 9.3
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at J.Clyde. Gold/orange pour with a thick white head. Scent is big citrus and dank. Taste is sweet caramel then citrus and earthy. Very nice and I can’t wait to drink one of these from the cans I brought home!
stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper. Blast of pine and citrus on the nose. Same on the palate. Almost orangey. Alcohol is noticeable, but complements the rest of the beer. Very drinkable DIPA.
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A few ounces poured into a glass to assess appearance, but the later enjoyed out of the can. Dark amber.copper color, mostly clear with a light tan head. Aroma is big with pine, resins, slight sweet citrus fruits, caramel malts and a tinge of alcohol. Taste is equally piney and resinous, again with accents of sweet citrus fruits. There’s a rich malt backbone and the alcohol doesn’t quite hide itself on the taste...but instead of lessening the drinkability of it, the alcohol complements this DIPA well. Cream full body, rich and filling. This is a fantastic DIPA.
wedgie9 (1884) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 2/18/12 from a 12oz can at the Fortuitous release. Pours a clear, light orange with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is pine resin and bitter citrus peel hops with a light caramel malt aroma. The flavor is quite bitter with the pine resin and citrus peel dominating and the malt backbone nearly non-existent. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter pine resin and citrus peel finish.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 In the south, if you are dating a girl and she tells you she’s a snake handler, be careful. It’s not a euphemism. At any rate, this leans toward the sweeter side of the DIPA equation, with a lot of slick caramel and toffee and a big hit of piney hops. Odd but not unpleasant medicinal note, too. Definitely warrants further investigation...
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz canned Jan 23, 2012. Super fresh. Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy orange with a good light tan head that leaves pretty lacing and holds a good cap.
Aroma features tons of citrus hops, particularly orange and tangerine, but also some grapefruit, apricot, floral hops, hints of grass and pine with a good caramel malt presence that plays nicely with the hops.
Flavor also features tons of orange and tangerine citrus with more grapefruit than the nose, resinous hops, a little pine, good caramel malt backbone offering a bit of sweetness to combat the good bitterness on the finish. A bit of alcohol detected, but not bad at all for over 9%.
Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, creamy, a bit sticky with nice carbonation.
Really impressive stuff. Very juicy DIPA, very drinkable. Quite a treat!