MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of beerbastard- thanks Joel! Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow color w/ a big, fluffy white head. Decent aroma of faint, piney hops & sweet, bready malts. Bites the tongue initially w/ bitter hops & alcohol. Moves into un-ripened nectarine, grapefruit pith & pine. Get some cracker & caramel in the middle. Finishes a little more bitter w/ the alcohol showing up again. More sweet than I typically like my DIPAís but not bad overall. A hard category to be "great" in.
b3shine (3488) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a hazy burnt-orange with sticky white lacing. Smells hoppy and somewhat funky. Tastes like it smells, but better. Mouthfeel is good, but somewhat bretty. Good, but an atraditional DIPA.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours with a hazy, deeper orange hued body with a massive, just off-white head with decent lace. Aromas show a huge crystal like malt presence. Malt dominates with a moderate floral, pine and citrus zest hop aroma component. Sweet iced tea aromas, insect repellant, marmalade, over ripe fruits and deep caramel aromas. Flavors are extremely sweet with a medium to strong bitter, some citrus pith, pine, hoppy, herbal grapefruit and noticeable warmth in the finish. Slightly sharp. Medium to full carbonation, medium bodied and boozy. Way too loaded with dextrins for me.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper gold color with a cream colored head. Lots of maltiness and citrus hops in the nose. Taste is sweet and bitter. Its a good DIPA, but Iíve had better.
HopHeadinAZ (179) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can: Pours a clear dark gold with a nice medium white head which leads to nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and piney. The taste is bitter and almost has a rye character. The mouthfeel for the beer seems off. Lighter but still coating. Not sure how else to describe this. Iíd want to like this and itís not horrible but I wouldnít buy it again.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. Brown sugar, mild pineapple, citric hop notes, and a touch of grass. On the finish there is some noticeable alcohol. Quite sweet and sugary on the palate. Some pine bitterness, grapefruit peel, and a hint of orange. A little bit boozy, maybe some bread and toffee. A touch of perfume as well.
txspartan (905) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bread and caramel aromas. Outstanding head. Orange colour. Somewhat of a root beer flavour.
ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber, relatively clear with a small film of foam. Aroma of sweet caramel , syrupy and raisins. Taste is nutty with bitter grassy notes and caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Orange pour with a white head. Caramel malt and hop, but cardboard elements too. Not great.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper/red, thick off-white head, decent to poor lacing. Nose is deep caramel, overripe grapefruit, some damp cardboard, some soap... Flavours are sweeter than expected, smoky caramel, pith, some grass, soap and boiled vegetables. Really not my thing...