Nik925 (776) - USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great use of hops...and they add them by the ton. While the aroma is amazing, the lightness of the beer is a bit off for a DIPA. The ABV is completely unnoticeable - to the point that there should be more. The hop flavor doesn’t just stand infront of the malt flavor, it fully eclipses it. I would have preferred there to be a bit more malt in there...not to mute the hops, but to give it more of a appearance, palate, and abv backbone. A great NorCal hop bomb.
willisread (947) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Hazy golden color with a nice soapy white head. Great aromas of green pineapple, tangerine, papaya and bright citrus flavors along with some resin on the nose as well. Taste is fairly similar with the tangerine and some mango coming on the finish. Good bitterness. Medium body. Awesome.
dlovell2 (1274) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber. Pours hazy golden color with foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and pine resin. Flavor is citrus up front with Fllintstone vitamin fruity mineral flavors. Tropical fruity flavors with booziness follow. Finishes with big dry bitter pine resin.
jesperhammer (3551) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30-JUL-2015, draft @BierCap.
Dark hazy amber with lasting, creamy, tan head.
Very hoppy with grape fruit and pine. Lots of malty stuff - caramel and bread.
Full body, sweet, very bitter. Nice.
DocLock (8601) - 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 (281) - 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 (921) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - 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 (1780) - , 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 (2136) - 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 (2787) - 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 (1914) - 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