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 (736) - 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 (4968) - , 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 (6973) - 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.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel and orange peels. Flavor was hoppy with pine, caramel malts, citrus, orange zest and a touch of honey with a long and bitter finish.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce. Smooth yet quite hoppy. This sipper is working with some meat. Give this one a try certainly. Good IPA.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/16/11. Bomber. Clearish red pour with a big fluffy lhaki head that lasts. Malty aroma that makes me think its on the old side. Sweet caramel flavor with a hint of hops but mostly malty. Probably a bit old but still nice and not overwhelmingly sweet.
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy orange for the hops, light broth for the yeast, with background notes of date, cherry, and faint nutmeg and licorice. Head is small, frothy, slightly off-white , with fair lacing and good leg, and is mostly diminishing. Color starts sparkling clear but has tiny particles and hazes up on later pours, light red. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, between oily and creamy and has a soft carbonation with a lightly astringent finish. It could’ve had a bigger finish in the flavor, but everything else about this DIPA is tasty and seems true to style.