alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle rating from notes. Pours an amber/copper color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have fruit, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, some grassy notes and some faded citrus hops. This almost seemed more like a barley wine from a bourbon barrel than a DIPA.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7 Feb 2014, bottle. Light amber and faintly cloudy. Nose is big sweet granola malt and raisins. Med, syrupy body and faintly fizzy. Raisins, vanilla, maple syrup, moderate alcohol. Really good.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bottle number 469 of 540. Pours with a hazed copper hued body with no head. Aromas are of grassy hops, oxidized hops, suntan lotion, caramel, lightly minty hops, low barrel and some butyric acid or baby diaper type aroma. Flavors are of caramel, thick, big dextrious malty body, low mint, herbal and other slightly faded hops with mild vanillin and oak. Thick, low carb. Not my cup of tea: too sweet for my taste in IPA, oxidized/faded hops and a light disjointed barrel character. Plus nearly flat.