ClarkVV (5216) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewery, 5/5/16.
Rich honey golden with strong copper hues and a medium-sized, thick white head atop. Clarity is high.
Take the DRIPA and up the peach, pine and grapefruit element to the point where it has a massive fruit-resin twang replete with pretty strong alcohol and heavy caramel. Yep, it’s a triple IPA. Why this "style" continues to get brewed is beyond me, but here we are.
Syrupy, heavily caramel-laden texture with as much huge sour resin burn as you can imagine. Ample carbonation, I guess? Not as bad as some examples (Devil Dancer, Captain Lawrence) but that’s saying very little.
islay (2028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Warren, Michigan. Consumed on 4-21-16. Pours a hazy gold with cream to beige head. Thick lacing. Cereal aroma. Hoppy but surprisingly weak and unremarkable aroma. Scent of milk, verging on spoiled. Much too sweet in taste. Dry in the finish and aftertaste. Far over-the-top and unbalanced in flavor. Full body. Smooth and lively in the palate. Overall, not my thing.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by markwise: Poured an orange with white head. Aroma was aromatic fruit. Taste was floral hops a little sweet finish.
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
’15 bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Clear gold. Nose is floral and light orange and pine. Taste is medium bitter with flavors of light malts, citrus/juicy hops, super clean, and absolutely no hint of the alcohol. Pretty amazing stuff.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logans Alley - pours a transparent gold with thin white head . Super dank aroma . Total dank resin flavor . Sweet finish . Tasty stuff !
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Beerman6686 (6051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was big hop oils, perfume almost, and some caramel sweetness and booze. Flavor was very well balanced, almost like a hoppy barleywine, not too sweet, and bitterness is somehow held in check.
Savage_Night (358) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hay-coloured golden orange with a small white head that fades to an oily cap and moderate lacing. AROMA: pineapple, coriander, grapefruit, caramel, herbs, citrus, pine resin, crisp malt, leaves, boozy, slight wheat, spices, peppercorn, herbal hops, floral and dank tropical fruit. TASTE: pineapple, coriander, grapefruit, caramel, herbs, citrus, grassy bitterness, pine resin, crisp malt, leaves, boozy, spices, peppercorn, hop spice, floral and dank tropical fruit. AFTER TASTE: malty, herbal hops, citrus, caramel and spices with a crisp oily finish.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers to goryskewych for this bottle. Cheers, George! Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is big syrupy citrus, some light caramel, and piney bitterness. Flavor is similar with huge citrus, big citrus, and caramel with some pine. Big in body and lingering bitterness. Yowza!
rxeight (2350) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, 2015. Hoppy, resin, floral, grass, very malty. Lots of bitterness comes through on the back end.
chucklemation (1203) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, and resin. Flavor is some citrus and floral hops and resin. Has light bitterness and a syrupy body. This is good, but for being a "triple" ipa it doesn’t really set itself apart from other ipas.