theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rich citrus, pineapple, sweet malt. Appearance is unique and striking, a golden apricot light brown. An attractive beer. Taste is citrus aroma hop forward. Pine, pineapple, sweet malt, apricot, possibly onion/garlic. Plenty of hop bitterness as well. Slight alcohol hotness. Palate is medium+. Hop bitterness crisps it up enough to balance the rich malt. Slight alcohol hotness present, but very little. Hides alcohol fairly well. Overall a nice DIPA. Aroma hops are very present. Not on par with the very best, but still nice.
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours almost clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, candied sugar, and some citrus hops - hinting at a sweeter IIPA than normal. Flavour of pineapple, mangos, caramel malt, candied sugar, leaving just a small citrus hoppiness on the finish. Too much residual sugar for my liking for a IIPA, but still mildly enjoyable.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Arrowhead. Pours a clear copper color with a soapy off-white head. Aroma is pune, resin, dank hops. Taste is sweet with citrus and tropical notes. Thinner bodied with a bitter but balanced finish. Good.
jhamp9 (950) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red orange with an off white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit zest, grass, and sweet caramel. Taste is pine, grapefruit, peach, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Very enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma of florals, orange, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of orange, toffee, light butterscotch (not offensive), caramel, florals, pine, and grass with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt anf hop notes of roasted, caramel and grapefruit peel, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, pepper and ginger. Head is small to avergae size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostyl diminshing. Color is clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic,, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. All good, typical DIPA characteristics, just a little out of balance on the flavor. Could’ve had a touch more sweetness.
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber (kick ass name!), courtesy of deftim13. thanks, tim! pours a clear, deeper shade of copper than most dipa’s capped by a soapy, white head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great and sits on the sweeter side with notes of candied apricots, peaches, pineapple syrup, and pink grapefruit backed by subtle notes of resin, toffee, ginger, and wet grass. flavor is damn nice as well with a solid, piney, herbal, hoppy bitterness balancing the sweetness from notes of peaches, tangerine, pineapple, and toffee. palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and may come across a bit watery to some people but finishes with a light sweetness and dry bitterness. overall, a solid, west coast dipa with a great name.
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour with some white head. Aromas of resin, citrus, and pine hops with some caramel. Good amount of malt to back up the pine, resin, and tropical fruit hop assault. Dry finish.
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a small white head. Grassy and citrusy aromas and taste is full of hoppiness and sweet malts, finishes dry. A nice DIPA.
adrosson (146) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this ipa. Good flavor with a nice malt backbone. Nice aroma.
22 at whole foods.
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