fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods SoMa, San Francisco
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. Nice malty aroma of malts, a bit biscuity. Lean body, moderate sweetness, nice malt job, before an exaggerated hopping comes in, with plenty of oranges, some mango, very fruity, and resiny.
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pony Bar HK - NYC. Pours clear, shiny gold with a frothy white head. Rotten citrus on the nose, marmalade, damp white bread. Heavy sweet flavor, stingingly boozy, with more marmalade, gooey pine, melon, slight bubblegum. Full bodied, softly carbonated, chewy and oily. Warming finish, thick and resinous, with prominent alcohol, orange, jammy citrus. Why on earth would they have this on cask? It’s not bad, but my goodness it is thick and chewy. Would be better suited for keg.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haven Gastropub. Light amber sort of color with a white head. The nose is incredibly sweet. Sugar, caramel, and some pineapple. Decent orange and grapefruit on the nose. Pine and some booze, too. The flavor is nicely citrusy, but despite the grapefruit and orange notes, just too much caramel and brown sugar. Some bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Not bad as a barleywine, but wasn’t what I was expecting from a Double IPA.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity and citrus. Med body. Flavor is fruity and suddenly that citrus that is almost like pine. Lots and lots of hop. It’s a bit sweet, but there’s enough hop to solve that. Extremely tasty.
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured copper color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy west coast hop and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of resin, earthy tree bark, caramel malt, soap, grass and perfume. Medium body.
Benzai (12187) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle [from trade with dap] @ home. Nice clear lightly orange mostly golden color, medium to full sized lightly creamy off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops, resin, pine. Just what I was hoping for and what I am looking for in a DIPA. Taste malts, loads of sticky resinous hops, pine, spruce, bitterness and a touch of grapefruit. Very very much of the sticky resinous piney bitterness indeed. Lingering hoppy resinous piney bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation, sticky texture. Oh yes, a full on incredibly tasty imperial IPA. Love it!
mcberko (11875) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of resinous hops, tropical fruits and caramel malt. Flavour is a huge barrage of hops on the palate but it is exceptionally well-balanced - loads of tropical fruits, resinous hops and pine, balanced with sweet caramel malts. This sure is hoppy but it has a fantastic malt backing. Fantastic stuff, as with all Knee Deep hop assaults.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, citrus peels, fruity, pine, and caramel. Smooth for 11+%.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale amber color with a medium ivory white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with a resiny hops character and flavors of grapefruit and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.