DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.
AWISLguy (1420) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. No bottle date, so no idea how old. Pours golden orange with a high foamy white head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has tropical fruit, pineapple, and sweet caramel with a bit of pepper. Later down in the glass the honey really kicks in. Taste is led by sweet caramelly malts, with pineapple, mangoes, honey, pine and some alcohol. Medium boided and sticky. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet, with length, and some of the pepper showing in the late finish. Goose’s homage to Hopslam? Perhaps 80+% of that super quality brew, and overall a solid tasty offering. 14.8
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Four pack into the pint glass, nice orange foamy glass of beer. Lacing to the tune of 6 drinks per pint. Very nice, I lived in the neighborhood of FLW which is Riverside, IL and this beer has the creativity of his architecture. Very unassumingly strong, before you know it all 4 bottles are gone.
SlovakSniper (3353) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût au Riverside Market Cafe, Fort Lauderdale. Une bière orangée. Un bon col mousseux qui s’accroche. Des arômes d’oranges avec d’autres fruits, des fleurs et un soupir caramélisé. Des saveurs florales et fruitées. Pin ou épinette. Orange et pamplemousse. Mange mûre. Malts pour balancer. Pointe résineuse qui s’étire avec l’alcool résineux. Une bière pétillante avec son corps moyennement arrondi. Une finale amèrement fruitée qui chauffe un peu ma langue. Une bonne bière. Respectable buvabilité. Branchée lors du Black Friday.
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanksgiving bomber 11-27-14. Prominent alcohol, with strong orange hops flavor. Med bitter finish. Cloudy hay color, good creamy off white head. 9.22 bd, 7.8 bry a little bitter, good flavor. 5.5 kevmar not a good IPA, not good flavor unlike Ballast point IPA.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dixie. Murky golden Amber pour with a white head. Pine resin hop aromas. Lots of malty notes with tangy grapefruit and mineral hop notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from State Line. Bottles in Feb and consumed in Nov. I guess that is my fault and State Lines fault. . Cloudy straw pour with smallish head but good lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus. Sweet. I wonder if my bottle is old or if this beer is just really susceptible to aging. Sweet with hop flavors of citrus, resin, but not much kick. It tastes like it would be better if fresher. I rated it higher than I otherwise would have because of the age, which I won’t hold against the brewer.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It's a dipa for the serious beer drinker, it focus more on the deep malt while having a hops wallop. Enjoy this beer, don't waste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tgncc (2888) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is deep amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma is bready, malty and citrus hops. Flavor is malt, citrus, fruit and resin. Resin and citrus on the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice.
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ WOB, RSW. Hoppy aroma. Rusty orange color. Hoppy flavor, little citrusy. Full bodied. Nice DIPA!
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is more like a smooth, almost bland, Sullivan than knock-your-socks-off Gaudi or sock-you-in-the-eye Gehry that I usually expect from a DIPA. The malt flavor is dominant and quite tasty like Calatrava, and well-structured like another Chicago favorite, Mies van der Rohe. Excellent, an Eiffel, not transcendent, like a Le Corbusier.