Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours ruby red/orange with a thin white lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, resin, and caramel or candied sugar. Flavour of tropical fruits, lots of caramel, resin, and slight booze. Sweet and smooth to start, with a gorgeous hop finish. Full bodied and complex.
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy dark golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of resinous hops, floral notes, light grapefruit (and maybe other fruits), backed by a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour brings out some candied sugar to begin with, heaps of caramel, tropical fruits, ending with pungent resinous hops. Great layers and depth in this IIPA, though maybe a little boozy on the finish. Excellent.
jtd6628 (360) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Nothing out of the norm for a double IPA. Finishes kinda weak.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo for sharing-pours a dissipating light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is resin/perfumy, dark fruit, sweet medium malt-caramel. Tase is resin/perfumy/spice hops bite, dark fruit, sweet medium malt-caramel. Slightly syrup/thick mouth feel. BW-ish.
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i hate to make regional comparisons, but I’m going to be honest - Big DIPA is definitely cut from same cloth as DFH 90. This is a prime example of the big and malty sweet East Coast DIPA with hops to burn. The only real difference I taste here is the extra 1.5% ABV. Aroma, however, is a different story. I’m getting some citrus zest here, but it’s mostly boozy. Appearance is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen - lovely deep amber/brown color with head and lacing for days. Palate is nice, especially for a 10.5% beer. Would drink again.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle from a trade with tripphop on BA. A pillowy white head rests a top a bright amber in color beer with some orange highlights. Very mild orange citrus aroma. As it warms caramel appears in the aroma, and becomes quite pronounced. Sweet caramel, some candied oranges, slight fresh orange and grapefruit, and some bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy bodied, and really just as big as the 10% abv suggest.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber shared with mattyb83. Poured a dark amber with some red hues and a slightly off white head. Aroma of caramel, more caramel, booze, and a pure orange. For a DIPA, this beer has a big mouthfeel. Sticky molasses, candied sugar, caramel, ripe orange citrus, and some juicy citrus. The palate moves from a sweet, juicy profile into a dry bitter finish. I feel like the hop profile should have been a lot brighter to help counteract the intensely sweet malt. Attempted to pair with the Trio song, "Da Da Da", but it just didn’t work.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip. Appearance is amber with a short white head and not too much lacing. The nose brings some citrus hops and a bit of a tropical character with a lot of sweetness. Some hop flavor in the taste, but this is overly sweet, taking the East Coast DIPA style to the extreme. Taste is slightly cloying. I was able to drink this but it is not at all as advertised.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-08-2010
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to John for the bomber. Poured a lovely shade of orangey-amber with a sticky, tight-bubbled off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy fruits, peppery notes, and a touch of oak over syrupy molasses and fruity meat.. a tad heavy on the sugars, but aiight. The flavor opened with tangy, boozy notes, followed by mostly molasses sweetness onto the core.. deep fruity and peppery bitterness around, but again the malt bill was too dominant.. spicy and hot on the finish with a lot of residual sugars. Heavier-bodied and too sweet on the palate.. bitterness was there, but it fell behind the mats and boozage.. OK overall.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber body with a lasting ring of tan head. Great color. Aromas of very ripe pineapple, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is much the same. Finish has a nice bitterness and is not overly hot. Tasty, not too good for a session...it is a bit heavy for that.