SamP01 (571) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark golden amber with slowly fading off white head. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrus, orange floral pine hops, nice fruity essence. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange, a bit of tangy grapefruit, earthy pine hops bitterness. Palate is a full body, smooth with good carbonation. The finish is of caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange peel notes, some tangy grapefruit, with some good earthy pine and herbal hops bitterness for balance, alcohol is well behaved. Overall a very good, smooth and enjoyable brew.
CJack (37) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour, nice golden color with thin head, good lacing. Sweet hop aroma, well balanced with sweet malts. Some funky off flavor, but overall a solid DIPA.
---Rated whilst imbibing
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a fizzy beige head and some lacing. Tastes like sweet caramel, mellow hop bitterness, orange, nutty. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet sugary caramel and orange, light hops.
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and bready malts, light caramel, orange peel, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry toasted malt base quickly followed by smooth hop bitterness, faint sweetness, and a touch of citrus; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is hops, citrus, grass and floral. Pours slightly cloudy brown/copper/orange, the head is off-white mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter, long.
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into tulip glass (which reminds me, I must invest in IPA specific glassware). This is a hop heavy DIPA, no doubt. Pours a vivid amber with a small head. There is a slightly sweet honey note which cuts some of the bitterness here. Would love to do a blind tasting with this, Hopslam and Enjoy By.
vandc01 (79) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle - best by date of 5/28/14
Aroma - sweet tropical aroma. Mango, pineapple, peach.
Appearance - clear amber color, don’t see too many bubbles coming from the bottom. Head disapated very quickly.
Taste - Fantastic. Very light, easy drinking for a 9.4%. Dangerously easy.
Palate - Keeps the tropical mouthfeel .
Overall - Fantastic DIPA. It has everything I am looking for in a DIPA. Possibly my only complaint, it only comes in a 12oz bottle.
pjames317 (75) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Amber-orange medium to full bodied w/ moderate head. Bursting at the seams with tropical fruit in the nose: guava, peach, passion fruit, kiwi, berries. Faint malt. Smells unbelievable. Ample bitterness up front with a firm malt backbone. You can detect the alcohol ever so slightly. Not getting the distinct fruit flavors that I did with the aromas. However, there is still definitely a potpourri of fruitiness going on. A little sticky with a biscuit-malt thing happening. This is definitely going in the DIPA rotation for me, a really nice beer. Would love to try super fresh to see if the fruity hop flavors are more pronounced.
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 So much hops and peach on the nose and in the taste. Best DIPA I?ve had to date. Just need to try Heady Topper.
sawbuck (330) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this from a friend visiting from Ohio.....thanks Mr. Matt! Nice fragrant aromas of piney hops, mixed with citrus, and floral notes. Rusty orange appearance, with a tan head. Sweet honey malt, with notes of citrus at first. Bitterness bleeds in, and is a nice counter to the sweet....meld together nicely. Finish is a warm alcohol feel, with a peppery bitter bite on the end. Decent Imperial...tastes accentuate as it warms up.