heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich and deep amber colored brew with a thin off white head. The nose is massive grapefruit and sweet peanuts. There is also some toast and a pleasant floral character. This tastes of fairly bitter piney, especially in the finish. The hop resin lingers for a long time. Strong notes of wood are certainly present along with hints of ash. The taste of the bitter hops absolutely overwhelms the malt character. After a little more drinking, bits of citrus begin to shine through. This is a very bitter brew, but somehow it comes across as more refined and balanced than most IIPA’s. This is very well done.
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Scratch in Mountain View, CA. Aroma is very light citrus, hops. Taste is very mild, almost watery with mild bitterness. Extremely disappointing for a DIPA. Not much flavor or character here.
Mr_Pink_152 (1916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Deep golden brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma resin and fruity hops. The taste is bitter with a very bitter finish.
joeneugs (4216) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear gold color with a big white head. The aroma is very sweet with lots of candied caramel and toffee. A little fruit and florals underneath. The flavor is a little better with some strong floral/piney flavor and more sweet caramel toffee malts. The finish is very bitter with more pine. Nothing seriously off, just a lot of sweet crystal flavor. This would have passed for a good version of the style seven or eight years ago. Today, it’s just meh.
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of lemon, caramel malt and old citrus. Medium body.
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted during RBWG post-grand tasting shit-show hotel-tasting. Hazy golden orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Caramel malt. Some citrusy resiny hop, more malt though. Moderate to bigger sweet, light bitter. Mild heat. OK, malty sweet DIPA.
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Unclear gold with a creamy white head. Bready pale malts in the nose, pine needles, citrus rind. Medium sweet flavor, more pale bread, grain, pale citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some rindy lemon, grainy pale malts. Interesting.
Ferris (7670) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Grapefruit and pithy. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet light malts with pithy bitterness. Sweet but ok.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a hazy orange with small white head. The aroma is citrus and grain. Medium mouth with strong grass and bitter hop bite.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, Commons Alehouse, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, decent
spacecube (1320) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350ml bottle, pours hazy gold, pine and spicy hop, caramel malt, grapefruit. Medium bodied with oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bitter. A bit rough around the edges but tasty.