merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Good Lacing
S: This smells like a bad, gritty barleywine. There is zero bottle dating but I am going to say that this is an old bottle.
T: This is completely devoid of any hops...
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, ...this is either an old bottle or just junk.
Overall....nothing more to say.
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/19/13. 12oz can thanks to PorterPounder! Clear golden pour with a small khaki head. Bland, creamy aroma, some resin and dishrag, maltiness. Plain malty flavor, dishrag, resin, caramel. Meh.
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind and sweet caramel flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Courtesy of a trade with Doran in Missouri. Pours a deep copper color with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is hop forward with a bit of fruit. Citrus finish. Tasty.
jjgmd (1724) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice wispy white head. Nose is citrus and sweet with pine and resin. Taste is pleasant bitterness with appreciable sweetness in between. The citrus taste is not as strong as the nose. Finish is long and bathes the palate with bitterness. A solid DIPA, but not a classic . quaff score 7 / 10
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and dried fruit. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a soft to lively carbonation. Nothing over the top in this DIPA but everything is in the right place per the style.
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is cloudy, dark golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is hops, fruits, bitterness, and sweet.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, moderate head, some lacing/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, lightly floral, some caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Decent.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can’t hardly smell much else. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.