blklab2007 (1942) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle about three months old according to the date on the bottle. Pour has an orange color with an off white covering of head. Aroma has resins, sweet malt, and mild citrus. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation average. Flavor has a large malted side to go with the hops, resins, mild bitterness, sweet throughout, with caramel and some heat into the finish. To me this is really a hoppy barley wine.
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a whisky off-white head. Rich, dank and sweet hop aroma. Nice full flavor with a sweet spicy hop body and dry bitter finish.
GODiSSOUTHERN (355) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange golden with thin white head. Medicinal menthol up front. Some spice on the back end with a little bright burst and some sweetness on the finish.
beersighted (93) - - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich caramel colored DIPA pours a thick tan head. This thick, full-bodied beer was malty and bitter; a rich slow-sipper.
McGarnigle (547) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack. Gorgeous beer, more copper than yellow. There’s cara-red in it, plus a couple other crystal malts. This means the body has a bit of sweetness to it. The hops are NW piney-citrus with a bit of bite to them. Decent bitterness to offset the sweet. Good DIPA.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with small head. first, i agree with the other raters who mention that this is more of a barleywine than dipa. medium malt base. rather sweet with bitter hops. some citrus fruitiness comes through. very big beer with plenty of booziness. i wasn’t terribly impressed, but maybe my expectations were unreasonable.
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a medium head. Juicy aroma of orange and tangerine. Strong caramel and biscuity grain flavor. Strong bitterness. Full body. Light citrus and fruit from the hops coming through, but the base seems more barley wine than IIPA (not necessarily a bad thing).
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty textbook Imperial ipa. A medium sweet and slightly sugary body is balanced by pronounced hops. Tropical fruits shine with notes of pineapple and melon, while finishing with a sticky resin. The alcohol is present but blends nicely into the other flavors. Quite nice.
MattyKakes (90) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My rating is pretty on point for this gem. And yes, it’s damn good. Hitting a max of 9% , this brew is incredibly smooth. Nice Mellon, citrus scent along with a mouthful of candy resin orange peel. A must have , if you’re going for a strong IPA. Cheers!
gorditoabd (623) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle while visiting Chicago. Pours slightly dark amber. Great half-finger foam head. Aromas are rich of sweet caramel malt, citrusy and dank resinous pine hops. Taste pushes back over into the passion and citrus fruits category. Plenty of late bittering hop flavor to balance. Really good beer.