djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus, pine, and resin. Medium mouthfeel with a strong spicy hop bite and light citrus with lingering dry bitterness. Alcohol hidden well making it easy to drink, a good IIPA from Knee Deep.
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. The head sticks around a while, and there’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice and hoppy, it mostly smells like pine and citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, the hop flavor is nice and bitter. There’s also a bit of herbal hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew. Definitely worth a try at $6.99 a bomber.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes of the caramel malt base with some decent hop notes. Malts lead off with caramel and toffee. This leads to a moderately bitter hop character that has pine and citrus. The hops feel quite underdone in terms of aroma and actual flavor contributions. Alcohol is noticeable with some astringency.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really great DIPA bottle from Dorothy Lane. Golden amber color, modest head, wonderful hops throughout with a bitter but smooth finish
SHIG (3536) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with carbonated dregs consuming the glasses edges, the head was creamy and off white. Aroma was a blast of citrus grapefruit hops and light malt. The taste was bold pine and citrus hops that livened the palate but was slowly soothed by the malt balance. The tongue was left dry and slight grapefruit remained.
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours clear deep golden, off white head that persists for over an hour. Nose is pungent, dank, herbal, citrus and pine resin. More resinous hops and then caramel malt sweetness takes over. Sweet and long bitterness on the finish. This grew on me and is surely a serviceable DPA.
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olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ Beer o’clock. Thanks lusikka!
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of pine needles, fresh grassy hops, quite intense hops, fruits, mild caramelly malts and goose berry bush. Flavor of goose berries, oily hops, fruits, some caramel and mild grassy notes. Bitter and a bit sticky palate. Decent.
lusikka (5935) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle @ Beer O’Clock.
Pours a golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Flavour is really intense with grassy hops with floral notes, pine, citrus, gooseberries and unfortunately some metallic off-falvours. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a strong, lingering bitter finish with sweet fruitiness. Good.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a fat, two-finger, lace leaving, dense, structural, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet tea like crystal malt, lots of lychee, floral pine notes, woody tobacco hop notes, lots of menthol and rosemary like notes, super ripe tangelo zest, concentrated peach nectar, and, in the finish a touch of alcohol heat / spice and a touch of dry, cracker like malt.
This has a nice, biting bitterness to it up front, as it rolls across the tongue it gets sharper with menthol, rosemary and pine notes and as well as a lingering hop astringency; in the long finish there is a lingering, white pepper like note. Fairly dry, which suppresses the bright fruitiness a bit, but still there are notes of lychee, tangelo zest, and some chewy grapefruit notes, but really this is all about the woody, herbal side of the hop character. Definitely astringent, amply pine like, huge peppery herbal notes, lots of menthol, and a bunch of dried grass / hay like notes that are also accentuated by the malt character. The malt character is clearly supporting, but does contribute light notes of whole grain crackers, hints of sweet tea like crystal malt, and some caramelized whole grain notes. The beer has a certain viscosity and heft to it, it is still a bit heavier than I would prefer in a Double IPA, but it certainly isn’t a Barley Wine.
The aroma, except for the crystal malt, is quite nice and promises of a tasty Double IPA, unfortunately the flavor just doesn’t live up to this promise; The flavor is much more herbal and woody hop focused; which isn’t bad if that is what you want in an Double IPA, for me thought it is just a bit too harsh and astringent.
Steve_0 (2526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is golden orange with a small white head and good lacing. Piney, citrusy, floral, bread, light cardboard, caramel, bread, and grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, bread, cereal, grapefruit peel, and orange with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad, but doesn’t live up to the hype.