VinegarStroke (324) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: clear, dull honey straw with light head but good lace. Lifted caramel crystal malt with huge fresh ripe hops. Tropical. Very fresh but rich. Dry not sour and with medium bitterness. Rich dense balanced and long. Huge flavor but it works.
JonMoore (1985) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewdog bottle shop on Gray’s Inn Road. Hazy dark gold with a slim creamy white head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus peel. Similar in the taste, with some caramel malts, candy, nice lingering bitterness. Full mouthfeel, well accommodated alcohol. Excellent.
woodychevy (601) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good DIPA. On tap at Appalachian Vinter- had 6 oz which was plenty. Pours a dark gold- not much head. All pine, resin, citrus, grapefruit in the nose and palate. Definite dankness to it that works. Bit on the sweet side. Columbus hops apparent and somewhat in-your-face. Alcohol is not that transparent. Great for the style.
alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle - pours a dark transparent gold , bright white head . Super piney aroma . Taste is resinous with grapefruit rind . Lingering bitterness , pretty good DIPA .
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superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/13/2014. Pours crystal clear deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and nearly balanced malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and fairly balanced malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn good DIPA. All around nice complexity, balance, and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
TheEpeeist (3499) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear brown with an off-white head. Nose is orange marmalade, toffee, pineapple and papaya. Super resiny and oily nicely cut by a sharp buzz but still quite heavy. Taste is grapefruit peel, caramel, pine and bitter lemon. Big and chewy but not so nuanced.
Theydon_Bois (12174) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, from the Big Sur Taphouse shop, 12/05/14
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose carries dankish hop tones, bitter orange, mandarin, pine, straw, light spice, lemon peel.
Taste comprises carmel maltings, bitter grapefruit, candied orange peel, light spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, citrus, pine, biscuit, floral, resin, grapefruit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a bitter hop and caramel finish.
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pour is a deep orangish copper with some haze and a big head. Aromas are kind of a dank hops with some resin and caramel. Flavor is caramel driven with lots of herbal and resiny hops. Sticky and sweet. Not exactly my thing, but decent.
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods SoMa, San Francisco, CA
Bottled 03/06/14 - Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma of spicey hops, grass, lemon, caramely malts and hints of pesto(!). Taste is sweet, malty and hoppy with stingy bitterness, hints of glue and grass. Finish is sweetish, heavy malty and caramely with lingering bitterness, toffee and ripe fruits. Quite malty and heavy, feels a bit unbalanced.