rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades leaving behind some nice lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and light pine hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze.
Taste starts off with lots of grapefruit and citrus hops with some good bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with some more light bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops good bitterness and some sweet caramel malts with a touch of booze.
Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation
zvikar (4449) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of fruits, mango, tangerine, grass, flavor of grass, mango, fruits, sweet, medium bodied
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small/medium white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, medium body, medium/light carbonation. Taste is tropical fruit, some grapefruit, some pine hops. ABV hidden well. Slight bitter ending.
OsuStu (221) - - SEP 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Bomber. Pours a hazy light orange color with almost no head. Aromas of tangerines, pineapple, and pine. A nice light sweetness with relatively low bitterness at first. Juicy tropical flavors, hops, citrus rind, tangerine juice. Pretty light body. Quite a bitter and alcoholic finish.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent beer. I will note that the bottle I had was 5 1/2 months old. Aroma was decent. Strong green hops with notes of dishwashing soap and grapefruit rind. Pour was a nice medium/light gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was all hops. Strong lemon flavors in the front with hot alcohol burn and grapefruit rind in the finish. Hints of light malt as it warmed but this beer was deliciously all hops. Great old school IIPA. Very little carbonation. A little more would’ve helped.
tekstr1der (387) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive. Golden pour with small but lasting clingy white top. Aroma is juicy and piney - not much different from their dipa. Flavor is just so balanced. Great blast of hop bitter throughout, yet maintaining balance and smoothness until the finish. This is truly dangerously drinkable stuff. Delicious.
malrubius (2612) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Hazy golden orange with lasting head and lace. Tropical melon citrus aroma. LIght tropical fruit and pineapple sweetness with some grassiness and medium citrus bitterness accentuated by lively carbonation in medium full body. Amazing that this is 11.25% and still this crisp and fruity and dry. Totally FUCKING EXCELLENT and I don’t even usually like beer this strong.
Bulk_Carrier (3882) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a glossy burnt orange slightly yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Slight messy lacing.
The aroma takes in a nice well balanced sweet to bitter citrusy hoppiness. Sweet onion dankiness slides in underneath.
The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas to balance spectacularly between the sweet to the bitter. Balanced bitter citrus/onion hoppiness hits nicely against the sweet malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Fantastic sipping ability helps create a long sweet to bitter balance rolling over my tongue. ABV feels well hidden.
Overall, a well executed DIPA that I would have again.
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 650 ml bottle dated 08/13/16. Golden amber heady pour. The aroma is more muted than I expected but there is an emphasis on the floral, citrus, and herbal hop notes. Mild caramel malts under it all. The body is medium or a bit better. The taste has a moderate white sour dough character that is immediately followed by the floral and also slightly spicy hop finish. No booze for over 11%.
Habanero (4128) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, cireus, melon and peachy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent DIPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 660ml bottle at home. Cloudy light orange-golden cookout, white foamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Nice spruce, pine, resin, grass, citrus/grapefruit hoppy tones, rich grainy and sweet malty base, quite yeasty, alcohol gives a nice punch: very well balanced. Big body, medium carbonation.