Huhzubendah (3546) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to drabmuh for splitting his growler with me.
A: Very hazy yellow/orange with an excellent, thick head and awesome retention and lacing.
S: As soon as the growler opened, the hop aromas began arousing my palate. A gargantuan aroma, and probably the most robust scents I have found in a DIPA. Enticing grapefruit and mango. Go citra hops!
T: Delicious. It doesn’t taste quite as amazing as it smells, but it’s pretty tasty nonetheless. This beer is hops, hops, hops. What a fabulous blend of citrus flavors. Forget balance, give me an insanely hopped, delicious, refreshing, well crafted DIPA. Kern has delivered.
M: Very pleasant bitter finish. Very nice.
D: A fine brew I look forward to having again. It’s easy to throw back a few pints of Citra DIPA. Highly recommended.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Managed to grab a growler of this through a recent trade. Thanks. Beer is yellow and light in color but completely hazy. Carbonation is moderate which is good since its a growler. There is a lot of lacing on the glass from the white head of small to medium bubbles. Looks nice.
From the first moment I started pouring this beer, the aroma knocked me down. Seriously, it is one of the best smelling beers I have ever smelled. Complex fruit salad of peaches and pineapple and mango. Its the citra hops that give it such a floral and complex aroma, I’m now thinking about making a line of air fresheners that use citra hops. Amazing.
Like most west coast IPAs this is not a malt bomb. It is relatively light on the tongue, lots of carbonation stimulates the midpalate and focuses your attention on the fruitish flavors of this beer. It doesn’t start out too bitter but it gets you there pretty quickly. Bitterness definitely grows over the course of the beer, no aftertaste though, just lingers. Drinkability is high, not as high as a few other DIPAs but its up there. Its a great example and experiment in the potential hops have on the overall character of a beer. I would recommend this in a heartbeat and would definitely have it again.
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber poured orange somewhat mildly cloudy to just hazy...just a sampler of this one...big citrus aroma lots of different fruits going on...hard to distinguish them all..seems almost jumbled at times. but the one flavor i got from this was bubble gum. almost like bazooka bubble gum...other than that pretty decent.
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium white frothy head. Aroma of pungent tropical fruits in the way of pineapple and mango, some floral notes and piney hops. Flavour of pungent tropical fruits: mango and pineapple, with lots of piney hops, floral notes, dried fruits (apricots), with a well-malted bready malt backing with slight sweetness. Finishes dry, tropical fruity, bready and only lightly sweet. Extremely well-balanced and crafted all-round. Most excellent.
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Hazy golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of orange lemonade, sweet, fruity, pineapple, pine. Flavour is dry, fresh, light pine, citrus, crackers, dry citrus bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Very nice and refreshing.
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of vin. Pours a bright orange with one inch white, fluffy head. Aroma is fresh citrus hop, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is so refreshing, flavors are much more tropical then the aroma suggests; notes of orange, apricot, grapefruit, lemons, and citrus hops.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent citrusy aroma. Nice, cloudy orange color common to good ipas. Sweet on the nose, yielding to a gentle grapefruit flavor and a slightly bitter finish.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks amigo! Pretty clear, fluorescent orange appearance with a white head. Potent grapefruit citrusy, light ganja, a touch resins, floral hoppy aroma. Rich grapefruit creamy, orange citrusy, a bit piney ganja hoppy flavor with a lingering dry finish. Nice beer.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Hopseeker! Hazy orange-yellow pour with nice fluffy 3-4 fingers of white head, aroma brought notes of big tropical fruit with big pineapple, mango, touch of grapefruit, and passionfruit notes, hints of orange but a nice floral and pine note in there, hints of caramel and biscuit to back but this is all about the hops. Taste is nice fruity hops with some mango, pineapple, touch of biscuit and bread, slight floral and fruity notes, touch of slight spice, finishing fairly bitter but the sweetness of the hops counteracts it well. Nothing crazy or over the top but very well made.
sloth (2817) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, white rocky head that lasts and leaves plenty of lace behind. Initial pour was a lightly hazy blond color. Final pour got a lot hazier. Nice fruity nose with notes of pineapple and citrus. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, lil oily on the palate, light resinous notes. Fruity hop flavors, citrus, tropical, melony notes with hints of pencil shavings, cedar and light peaches. Fairly juicy and enjoyable. Lightly sweet finish with a tame hop bite. Surprisingly tame for a west coast Dipa. Bomber from IrishBoy, thanks Richard!