JFURYCAT (1077) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve slated biscuit malt in the past but this one showed me how its used right as a backdrop for hoppy assertiveness which comes in the form of two of my favorite hops. But, I swear the hop quotient is more IPA than DIPA and the malts deliver the high abv. This one has a slightly tea-like finish to it which kind of dampers the exuberance. Picked this up at Chips in OBX.
Blairgus (1749) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
19 July 2011, tap. orange/amber, clear, no bubbles. big white grapefruit citrus hops and sugary alcohol. med/full body and slightly fizzy. big, slightly aggressive alcohol bite. great sugary grapefruit hops. amazing!
dlovell2 (402) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Frisco Grille. Amber color with no head. Fruit and Citrus aroma. Caramel malt flavor with fruit notes. Citrus hop finish. Being on cask it was flatter than the bottled version.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz poured into a pint glass. Pour is a clear amber color with a bisquit colored head. Aromas are subtle for such a big beer, but there are definite malty notes and some hoppiness on the nose. Taste is a very malt forward DIPA with some bitterness, but mostly boozy and malt is what I get. The hops could be more forward to bitter the finish. Not much of a finish, quite abrupt. Overall and OK DIPA, but many better ones are out there.
Matts_Property (831) - 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 (4044) - 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 (349) - 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 (10000) - 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 Iím 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. Iím getting some citrus zest here, but itís mostly boozy. Appearance is one of the nicest Iíve 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 (733) - 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.