Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Calgary beer fest. Clear amber color, white head. Nice floral aroma. Taste is not too bitter for a DIPA.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops, biscuit and toast malt with peach and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, medium fruity esters, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours a clear deeper amber orange. Dense yellow head. Good retention. Good lacing. Nose is detergent, lemon, wort, wheat cracker. Taste is honey, wheat cracker, bread, spice. Fairy raw, rustic, bitter. A tad chemical and papery. Decent. Malt forward. In fact, so malt forward and rustic I would place this as Biere de Garde. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short, dense beige head. The aroma picked up mostly buttery notes with some caramel.. topped by light herbal hoppage.. very malty overall, and not good malts. The flavor found similar stuff.. buttery notes, caramel, and lesser biscuity malts at the core with sharp metallic notes and herbal bitterness around.. finished with more of the sharp stuff and some warm alcohol. Medium-bodied and rough through the palate.. this was either old, not good, or some combo of the two.
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours with a copper body, thin gold edges and a slight haze while supporting a thin white head. The aroma offers up pine hops, sweet malts and sort of a caramel toffee note. Not a very hoppy aroma. The taste is big with pine hop bitterness and hop resin that is filled around the edges with a less than desirable sweet red apple note as well as grapefruit and floral hops. This is nice and hoppy and resiny with bitterness but the ester and floral and citrus notes just don’t fit in with the sticky pine hoppiness.
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium orange amber. Hoppy nose, grassy and lightly floral. Astringent hop bitterness on the palate combined with low aromatics makes for a lackluster drinking experience. Not terrible, but not one I’d reach for again.
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a lot of sweet citrus with a hint of bitter grapefruit and a backing spiced bread note. Flavor has more of a pure citrus note upfront that is joined by bitter grapefruit and has the same spiced bread backing. Unique.
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Mostly hazy amber color. Good finger of off-white / khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, nice creamy texture. Light slick finish. Easy to drink. There’s a bigger caramel malt presence and sweetness, but it doesn’t really bother me at all here. There’s enough good hop to balance it out. Nice piney, kind of herbal hop aroma, and moderate caramel malt. Lightly peppery. Good bigger bitter taste, balanced by light to moderate sweet. Full, kind of slick mouthfeel. This seems like normally the type of thing I’d not be a fan of, but the taste works well for some reason. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, less of a bite than others this gravity. Pretty enjoyable drinkable balanced DIPA. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orange side of amber, slightly hazy and dirty, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing. Candied citrus peel, slightly pithy and even a bit fruity. Has a minor cheese aspect... interesting. Hoppy up front yet not biting, sweet pithy and candied citrus peel. Sweetness falls of quick, not too bright or sharp. That cheese aspect somewhat reminds me of the first Mirror Mirror from Deschutes. Somewhat odd to get this. Body and moutfheel are moderate. Finishes soft, low bitterness, somewhat sweet citrus bits, but also a little cheesy. Thanks for the bottle Bob!
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of doughy grainy malt, alcohol, earthy peppery hops with a hint of white grape and dirt as well. Pours hazy golden orange, creamy white head. Flavors of dough, grain, dirt, white grape, peppery notes, alcohol. Mildly hop acidic bitter finish. Not bad, but not a standout in any way.