DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled while I’m pouring GI at Blarney Stone’s Brew Fest. This assaults my nose right away with the big piney catbox smell of big American hops. Then a big malty smack in the face that stands up to the extreme bitter these hops put down. Thick malty mouthfeel, and you can sense the alcohol doing its dirty work. Alternating between sipping this and BCS. Life is good.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color, just shy of light orange with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is kind of herbal, dank, and grassy... lots of fresh hop character in the aroma but not in an especially "bright" way if that makes any sense.
The flavor is big and has a lot of fruity hops particularly orange and melon being dominant. The bitterness level is medium to moderate. The booziness is well controlled. Far brighter a flavor on this one than an aroma.
Actually a stunningly good example of the style after the last few dud batches of the Imperial IPA.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold/orange with a thick white head. Huge pine aroma and resiny flavor. Remarkable, primarily for its balance and finesse.
pantanap (3362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source... Golden mostly transparent hue and topped with a creamy soapy white head... Aroma of crystal malt and citrus combined altogether. Earthy and sweet. Nothing unique... Flavors more of the same with moderately sweet, citrus and a deeper malt tonage. Just above medium bodied with a lighter level carbonation. Not my favorite.
HopTsing (427) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap poured a golden amber brew with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, vanilla, and hops. medium bodied with flavors of malt and a nice hop finish.
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mekong shared with HopTsing. Golden orange with foamy head and ample lacing. A little perfumy and candy peachy but also grapefruity. Not as bitter as I usually like. Soft in mouth, light bitter finish.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I personally would not call it a DIPA but this really tastes good. The mixture of Citra and Meridian work well together. Definitely citrus forward and a strong with bitterness but it does not ruin the palate at all. Good carbonation too.
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New brew from inbev. A decent dipa with an ample bitterness, citrus, and tropical notes.
SoccerDad91016 (2) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was surprised how much I liked this. For a big company brew it has a lot to offer. Sweet summertime aroma that reminds of a mix of stone fruits (peaches and apricots) and the flavor has a nice mix of the same stone fruit flavors and hops. Finished a little weak but at least doesn’t have that died in your mouth aftertaste of some mass produced IPAs
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Orange, amber color with white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, floral hops. Somewhat weak aroma. Taste is floral hops, well rounded. Fairly average but I still enjoyed it.