jazz88 (2664) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A golden color. This one has a barley wine like flavor with dark fruits, raisins and sweet malty flavors.
wrlangin (138) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden color with white head. Pine and slight citrus taste. An average, but very drinkable, DIPA.
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Ron (3554) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bright golden orange with a small head. Nose is light and citrusy and sweet with a touch of pine. Taste is flavorful and bitter sweet, and full of citrus. Carbonation is soft, and texture medium. Finish is moderately long and bitter.
andrewje41 (2789) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a clear copper color with a thin foam head. Wet grain, malty aroma with some citrus. Very nice citrus sweet flavor. Juicy, though finishes on a bready note. Lingering grapefruit. Very nice IIPA here. Very enjoyable.
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the 750 ml golden foil covered bottle. The bottling date looks like 02/20/12 (!) Not sure how I missed that when I bought it or why it would still be on the shelf. Murky reddish-amber pour with lingering off-white head. Yeah, stale hops with a more m alt forward character and something akin to pipe tobacco. Medium. Same malty and muted hop flavor. Too bad I didn’t get a fresh bottle. It became a drain pour.
johnnymusky (876) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really solid dipa....tons of hops....great balance....really enjoyable.....(#528)......
Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Wyoming Brewer’s festival 2015. Pours a Clear copper with an ecru head. Grassy nose. Citrus flavors. Bitter finish.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a hazy orange gold with an off-white head hat dissipates to the edges. Aroma has resinous earthy pine with a bit of bread and grain underlying. Flavor combines bread and resin with a growing earthy pine note.
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of malt, floral/pine hops, citrus, and some spice; Finish is fairly dry & bitter; Pretty decent.
lightbias (446) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip, the beer presents a dark apricot hue, strikingly clear, and with a porous and almost soapy looking off-white foam. Its depth is short-lived, the head settling, not disappearing but leaving a dignified blanket on the surface of the beer.
The aroma is grapefruit with a hint of lemon, heavy spruce and some very grassy notes. Sharp, grasping. I can’t say that this is my favorite aromatic experience with a dipa, but it certainly isn’t unpleasant. I take my first sip, and the experience is a very dry bitter, the grapefruit and spruce coming alive in my mouth. The edginess of the spruce crawls up the sides of my tongue, dries the tip with a bite, and lays the groundwork for a long, drawn out finish.
The medium body is creamy rather than an expected sticky, and is well carbonated without being too buzzy, carrying the flavors through to a very resiny afterward. I think that I would want to try this beer on tap. I wonder what it’s gone through in the bottle, and believe that I would have a much better experience with this fresh from the brewery. All in all, a pretty darn good beer.
Fatehunter (2214) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is big orange and lemon.
The taste has a big malt backbone, moderate bitterness throughout but balanced. Finishes a little spicy.
The texture is thicker.