AmEricanbrew (6039) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear pale amber color/ ivory head. Big grass, cat piss, ganja aromas. medium bodied. Nice mix of sweet honey, caramel malty flavors with grass, bitter grapefruit, and pine hoppage.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Hazy dark orange color. Two fingers of thick, creamy off-white head. Good retention and plenty of spotty lacing.
5.0 S: Big hop explosion like a fresh Hopslam, but without the malty backbone. Absolutely tons and tons of orange, apricot, candied mango, grapefruit and a host of other tropical fruits. Slightly yeasty, and you can tell the malts are there, but they get lost in the wonderful hops.
4.5 T: Again, the hops deliver. Grapefruit and pine take over in the taste. Moderate, but soft bitterness. Lots of orange, peach, and tropical fruit. Yeasty again, but barely noticeable compared to the other flavors. Malts give a touch of sweetness to balance and not much else.
5.0 M: Heavier medium body, not the shitty watery like many west coast IPAs. This is just how I like my DIPAs. Wonderfully creamy and a bit chewy.
5.0 D: I wasn’t sure if this would live up to the hype, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is definitely an elite DIPA. I just wish it was a bit easier for me to get. No flaws and lots of great qualities.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 08-09-2010 23:13:01
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a slightly hazed amber-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops and malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has notes of grapefruit and spruce. The finish is hoppy with a citrusy aftertaste. Pretty solid overall.
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich gold, nice lace. Nose of pineapple, orange, bit of onion and mango. Taste a bit of umami, quite bitter, decent balance, orange, grapefruit. Soft carbonation, oily body with a bitter linger.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 (Growler, via trade with BMan1113VR & a 22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, cow manure, grapefruit, grain, and pine. Flavor of pine, citrus, dank, herbs, grass, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.
kbutler1 (1361) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Courtesy of maltzilla. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly cloudy orange amber color with a slightly off white head head that laces nicely as it settles. Aroma is that of tropical fruit like mango mixed with citrus. Malty start gives way to a very strong hop profile that lingers on and has nice flavors of citrus and fruit. Nicely done and well blended.
blutt59 (6050) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler, thanks to bu11zeye, color of clear golden and bubbly foam, aroma is sweaty citrics, flavors of orange juice, pineapples and a metallic bitter finish
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this growler.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma definitely screams Double IPA. I get a lot of resiny hops, but there is also quite a bit of orange citrus mixed in. I don’t get much, if any malt in the aroma.
The flavor is a hop explosion. The first hops that I get are resiny and piney, but then the fruit comes in. I get a ton of different fruit flavors. Among them are pineapples, oranges and mangos. I also get some biscuit malt mixed in to keep the bitterness at a low to medium level.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler with big thanks to BMan1113VR. Poured a clear, honey colored body with soapy off-white head that was lasting and left good lacing. BAM!!! Holy Shit!! A grapefruit explosion on and in the nose. A lush combination of both sweet Ruby Red flesh and the zest. Orange and melon comes in later. Flavors were grapefruit, oranges, orange zest, melon, pineapple and a great medium lingering bitter finish. Lively carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. I’d love to come across more of this.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Huge, huge thanks to Solomon420 for getting me out a "growler" of this.
A: Pours a beautiful slightly-hazed apricot color with a very nice
white head and plenty of lacing.
S: Incredible. Absolutely floored by the fruit presence here. Immense aroma of peach, apricot, and a bit of mango. Other tropical fruits as well. At this point, the Citra hops can do no wrong.
T: Not quite as good as the nose, but still extremely delicious. The fruit just pops; there is some bitterness in the background, but not really too much. Similarly, no real malt presence. This is just pure hop flavor and aroma.
M: Medium body with good carbonation and quite smooth.
D: Immensely drinkable, especially for the style. The 8.0%abv does not come through at all. It’s simply plenty of delicious hop flavor with a slightly bitter edge to it. While this might not be nearly as bitter as other West Coast beers of the same style, the flavor is just unbeatable; I don’t care what the style is.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 06-02-2010