rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Sharp bitterness in the beginning with a sweet finish. alcohol burn in the end.
kayres (210) - , Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper orange and clear with a thin off white head. Vanilla and hop aroma. Medium bodied and full floral hop flavor throughout
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Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber brown color, thick cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is pure pine resin and sweet malt. Big and plain.
doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Beer! Pours a dark amber, cloudy with a nice white head that holds well. Aroma was malty sweet and hoppy. Taste was a nice sweetness from the malt and a good blend of hops that bitter nicely. The aftertaste was good. The mouth feel was full. A really good beer!
burg326 (2327) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle poured an amber color, aromas of caramel, citrus, light pine resin, and some malt. Flavors are the same, light sweetness upfronnt followed by citrus and pine at end.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours dark copper with a khaki head. Aromas of toasted bread heavy hops some pine and carmel malts. Flavor is bready some biscuit a touch if pine and grapefruit rind. Body is full with a boozy feel.
reverendj (175) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW! This is what a DIPA is all about. To hell with the color and the aroma, this tastes fantastic. Nice sweet malt up front with a solid dose of grassy citrus hops. The 10.6% ABV is not really evident until it warms. Very slick and oily on the tongue and roof or my mouth. For the uninitiated beware, this very drinkable ale will drag you to the bottom of the sea quickly!
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is mahogany with three fingers of light kaki head. Nose is malt, hops, resign, pine, grapefruit, caramel, and cantaloupe. Taste is right on the money, with a dish soap finish. This is a very well done DIPA, and just one more reason to give Heavy Seas my hard earned green! A+++
doughanson78 (5) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Ar: Floral hops with light citrus notes. Big caramel malt backbone.
Ap: Golden copper in color with decent clarity. One finger off white head with alright retention and decent lacing.
T: Big caramel up front. Then a weird floral and citrus hop profile. An off mixture. Not to bitter. Finishing slightly grassy with an alcohol bite.
P: Medium light body. Medium high carbonation. Slightly slick. A touch dry.
O: Not a great DIPA, but it is decent. The hop profile is a very odd flavor. The alcohol has a bit of a bite in the finish that I’m not fond of. This isn’t a bad beer just not one I would purchase on a regular basis.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2011. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
callmemickey (1359) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Rich orange-amber body. Big white cap which receded quickly. Spotty lacing.
S: Malt. Lots o’ malt. At 75 IBUs I certainly am not detecting much over the syrupy sweet caramel malts and toffee.
T: More of the same. Except it manages to get even more one dimensional. All caramel malt.
M: Medium bodied, yet thin on the palate. No quantifiable finish. The syrupy beer just coats the mouth and sticks around forever.
O: Utterly disappointing. However, I used what I didn’t drink (which was a lot) for the base of a minestrone soup I made the lady. It worked in that role, but not as beverage.