Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt amber color. Mild little white head quickly dissipated. Semi-sliding lacing.
The smell takes on some sweet to bitter grassy with bitter citric hop driven components. Some floral qualities involved.
The taste pretty much sums up all of the previously mentioned flavors. Dry sweet citrus to floral aftertaste. Quick dry floral sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Sipping to sessionable quality.
Overall, as a DIPA, it definitely works. I’d have again.
kassner (1521) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well it’s unique. Very medicinal and a bit spicy. Pretty clear gold color. Not much fragrance but some nice lacing
drjay44 (3337) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 13 JAN 16. Hops are Calypso, Galaxy, Cascade, Chinook 8.4% ABV per the label, so this is a new recipe. Pours a medium thick, well retained, ivory head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 14) body......nose is pine, citrus, primarily grapefruit, orange, tangerine, from the hops, mild toasted malts, balance to the hops......taste is moderately sweet, with light toffee/caramel tones, from the malts, heavy citrus, with orange, tangerine, grapefruit notes, pine, resin, licorice, finishing moderately bitter, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol, moderate carbonation with moderate acid. This is a showcase for the hops. The malts are present, but simple and subdued. The hops are definitely in the newer style of I/DIPA with loads of citrus, fruity notes in both aroma and flavor from the hops. As a result it is a bit trite although drinkable. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8
markducommun (862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden brown with a light head. Quite piney, some light citrus. Some hay. Quite bitter. Light sweetness. Medium body, kind of oily, not much carbonation. Quite good.
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ronaldtheriot (1745) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Illinois has a thin, bone-colored head, a clear, burnt orange appearance, some bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, sugary, malt, and fruity, hop resins. Taste is of those elements, with a very forward and robust hop oil bitterness. Sweetness and white bread are also noticed. Mouthfeel is high medium, and The Illinois finishes puckering dry. RJT
drfabulous (6289) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Clean orange pour. Bitterness and hops with some resin. Not too heavy. Nice.
markoijelena (2051) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft 0.15l at Tap takeover Goose Island at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.19.03.2016.Taste with Potjebier and Zlotta.Pour it hazy orange with small white head.Aroma fresh squizzed orange and pine.Taste fresh orange flavor,smooth texture,tanderine,some pine on the back,perfectly balancded really good.I liked it.
tsd08460 (747) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, grass, floral,
Appearance: golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Cousin_Larry (873) - - MAR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus and buttery pine. Flavor is way too heavy on the alcohol - almost make you think you’ve mixed vodka into your DIPA. Not as good as advertised.
sebletitje (9026) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Goose Island night, Hoppy Loft.
Orangée, col crémeux.
Arôme est houblonné agrumes, retro malté, caramel, avec une impression belge.
Palais reste orienté houblon, plus renforcé avec des notes agrumes, malt offrant une pointe de biscuit, pin persistant. Touche abricot avec encore eune marque levure belge.