hfmejias (659) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Oz. Bottle from Dover Liquor Depot. Poured dark deep amber with a nice off white head that leaves huge and consistent lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, malts and some hops (I was expecting more hops from a DIPA) and some Oak. Taste is malty sweet with a moderated bitterness from hops some oak and booze there as well. Good beer very enjoyable.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep amber orange with a lasting off white head. The nose comes off as more fruity than hoppy with a little dried apple and pear, some oak, and a little malt. The flavor is rather underwhelming in the hops department and overwhelming with the alcohol. There is a little citrus to pair with the light fruitiness, toasted malt, and oak notes. Imperial IPA? Not in my book. Imperial Amber is more like it.
magsinva (860) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - this is not my style and this one didn’t encourage me to flip over to the dark side.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium to small, frothy and foamy off-white head, short retention with light to good lacing. Aroma is candied apple, pear, and pineapple fruity esters with honey, cookie, and toast malt, citrus and floral hops with light grassy and resin hop notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with a supporting sweet malt and fruity ester backbone, light dry oak notes, some bourbon and coconut character with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegmans sterling. Pours orange with a khaki head. Not much on the nose. Kind of malty and sweet on the tongue. Not a lot of hoppiness in any sense. Eh!
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was weary of this being a clearance and an oak-aged dipa. It is the 2013 vintage. Hardly any aroma at all besides stale grain and some oak. Flavor is suprisingly good. A bit boozy but nice oak flavors to go with some earthiness, citrus, and mild bitterness.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was quite elated to see the DiPA back on the shelf tonight at my local shoppe, for I really enjoyed the first time around back in 2010. Not so sure exposing anything and everything to oak aging is beneficial. I recall the original being much more balanced, but these things are difficult to discern three years later. Not a big fan of what the oak imparts to the DIPA. Yes, still nice to sip on, but I wish I had a bottle of the original to compare.
boxofrane (2049) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a small off white head. The aroma has a lot of the oak coming out with some piney, resinous hops. The taste has a lot more citrus and a lot less bitterness than most of the style. Very caramel sweet and some wood on the finish.
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber with a bone head. Nose is honey, light pine, toffee and vanilla. Sticky, a bit syrupy, with a faint tingle and building heat. Taste is orange pineapple concentrate, vodka or gin, grass and oak. Reminded me of a hoppy malt liquor.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly spiced, earthy citrus. Taste starts with big malt, then citrus then bitter finish, a bit boozy. OK.