DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid gold with white head. Nose is lemongrassy hops, citrus, tangerine, melon. Tastes hoppy, citric, somewhat sweet, with tangerine, pineapple, and a smooth finish.
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden. little hazy with medium, semi-densed, white, head. Good lacing and poor head retention. Nice medium hoppy tropical fruits aroma, piney, resinous and citrus, unfortunately some oxidized hops (bottled 03.02.2015 r.). Taste is medium bitter with nice semi-swett aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation.
Fukito (976) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange with golden hueas and a small white head. Aroma is piney, resinous hopiness. Flavor is sharp piney hops with hust enough malt to back up, with a bitter grapefruit/ pineapple aftertaste. Medium palate, a bit too boozy.
thorongil2 (1966) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) unusual hazy pale greenish yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit; thick palate; rich and bitter flavour with a long, strong bitter finish
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Bright copper with lasting head and lace. Resiny piney aroma with some toffee and booze. Toasted malts with some peachy fruit and extremely assertive resiny piney lingering bitterness. Medium full body thick. Very good. I think VT-style DIPA has superceded West Coast style. Nevertheless, this is a bold and tasty beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3008) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled dated 05/11/2015.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light stringy lacing remained around the glass in a slightly messy sort of way.
The smell had a bitter citrus rind weaving in between sweet pine and leading into a full bittersweet feel in and around my nose.
The taste was fully bittersweet grabbing my taste buds for the full effect of the punch of bitterness in the taste. There’s a light bitter to semi-sweet citrus aftertaste. The finish was quick and left a light dryness.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation maintains a good level for a DIPA allowing the bitterness to give the appropriate pleasing kick for DIPA fans.
Overall, I really liked this one. Its everything a DIPA should be as it always keeps its bittersweetness all the way through the beer. Definitely again.
Arayaga2 (1941) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big yellow, with an inch of super-stable white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly toasty malt, with some red grapefruit, and a whiff of pineapple. Taste is dry-ish, with a resinous bitterness, and a biscuity malt character. $5/22oz
suprchunk (2718) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale golden colored pour. Big creamy white head. Plenty of lacing. Piney, florally aroma. Malty with some pine notes. A little citrus.
drjoeng (324) - - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8%ABV. Imperial IPA.
This tapped out a bright and lightly cloudy yellow gold, about 6ºSRM with a thin head of compact creamy beige foam.
The nose was a sub-tropical bouquet with Orchids, Hibiscus and Lilies. There was a very pleasantly spicy hit of Thai basil and spearmint.
It clung to my palate with a moderately alcoholic soapy mouthfeel. The flavor was just malty malty malty and sweet and clinging and sticky and taffy and all the adjectives worthy of a good quality malt.
For me, there was just barely enough hops to balance the palate to keep it pleasant.
SinH4 (1388) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow-orange color with small head. Aroma is very tropical, intense thick hop juice. Taste is juicy hoppy, more tropical fruits and pines, with a rather weak malt body. Feels light, the body is thin, but the bitterness is really strong and tells that this one is a very Imperial IPA. Carbonation is low but present. A very unusual and interesting Double IPA.