Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to wife's trip to Cali. Thick fluffy white head sits atop the perfect pint glass. Huge aroma of flowers and pineapple. Nice malty flavor upfront. All thick, drippy resiny hops on the back end. Not much that lingers and expected a bit more with the finish. Good example of a DIPA!
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KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Big tropical fruit and citrus nose, balanced flavor os sweet malts, fruits, and hop bitterness. Very easy to drink and tasty.
biirusaikou (2585) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit juice aroma. Sweet citrus flavor, honey, grape, hops, mint, bitter finish. A bit too classic but still a nice fruity IPA.
TimE (5085) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color. Pineapples, apples and apricots in the nose. Full bodied, medium sweet, apricot, pineapples and strawberries. Decent bitterness. Decent IIpa but doesn’t do anything so special for me.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only tap at DBS. Poured a dark yellow color with a decent sized head. Smells of earthy hop. Nice balance of hop and malt on this one. Great balance on the palate.
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boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured vibrant golden/yellow with a thick, frothy, retaining white head. Nose had pungent, earthy, resinous danky notes. Those came through to the flavor with an added bready balance. Sort of drying towards the finish along with a big earthy, vegetal, onion-like hopped spice notes. Quite nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 8%nice floral herbal aroma . Orange gold color. The taste is great a punch of bitterness followed by floral hop notes. It didn’t strike me as terribly complex but as you drink it you keep noticing different flavors with every other sip: grapefruit, lemon, pine, dank, etc. an impressive multi-layered IPA.
Part of the 1000 at AQ Bevolution’s Event at Kamikaze. At Kamikaze I am getting much more dankness in the aroma, resin & weed... The taste is still great biscuity malts with a bitter weedness to it. Again displaying the difference in glassware from a lager glass to a chalice.
GenkiGonzo (1069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Tadg, quite clear, amber colour. Lots of hops on the nose. Very hoppy taste with reisin too. Very drinkable.
DougHnut70 (72) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Tap25 in Livermore, CA (at least 3 visits). Clear, golden, nice-looking beer. Smells piney and sweet - a great combo. Tastes the way you’d want a DIPA to taste like - citrus, pine, sweetness, hoppy and bitter finish. Medium body with some above average carbonation. One of the better hoppy ones but at 8.0% and compared to fav Pliny the Elder...it comes up a bit short.
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado, August 2013.
Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pine, grape and citrus. On the sweet side with a nice bitter finish. Fresh and really nice to drink.