tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Rating from the Summer Solstice 2013 release. Deep amber & woody brown body, MUCH darker than DRIPA (& most other DIPAs for that matter) but it does have exceptional clarity. No haze at all. Still retains a fluffy & foamy bone-white head that settles to a skin quickly. Aroma loaded with citric hops; grapefruit, tangerine, lemons, pine, resin, herbal hop oils, & mounds of grassiness. Slightly toasted malts, but not as much as I’d expect. However the flavor showcases them much more. Burnt bread, caramel sweetness, alcohol warmth, residual sweetness... Much heavier on the palate. Still has a huge hop presence, though; mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Pungently dank & oily mid-palate leading into a mish-mash of sweet toasted toffee malts & bitter citric hops in the finish. Imagine if DRIPA were heavier, sweeter, & less dry. You have TRIPA. But one of the things I love about DRIPA is the dry abruptness & its ability to feign loft. TRIPA is good. Compared to most other "extreme" or "triple" IPAs, it’s REALLY good. But it doesn’t hold a candle to DRIPA overall.
SpongeRuiner (1007) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured on tap at brewery. Pours a golden wheat color slightly foggy. A white spotty laced head. A sharp aroma of hops. An intense hop tingle right upfront. Very smooth considering the style. Good stuff.
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall this is a really good beer upfront. Shared with Nick and Dan at the Pig. Poured a nice cloudy yellow-orange with a thick head that lasted and laced. The aroma was big hops, citrus such as grapefruit and mango, heavy malts. The taste was quite the same with serious heavy fruits, big hop profile, some bitterness, and a big assed malty backbone. Well balanced, interesting flavors. Different from most other big IIPAs.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour, white head. Tropical fruit notes, lychee, mango, light bitterness, caramel. Interesting beer.
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell is fruity tropical. Taste is very hoppy with light tropical fruit. Medium to high carbonation with some foam.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at John Brown. Pours a clear-ish light amber with one finger of dense head. Aroma is super boozy mango and pineapple, plastic, Robutussin, overripe fruit and light pine but not in a good way. Taste is weird medicinal artificial grape and cough syrup, boozy too with some tropical fruit but lingering plastic and medicine. I love the DRIPA and am not sure what’s going on here, maybe some weird yeast? In any case, not great.
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is yellow with a white head..Nose is massive hop, spice, dank, tropical fruits..Taste is hop fruits, spice, massive hop..wow
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of big citrus, lighter tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a touch of dankness. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and a touch of honey. The finish has moderate citrus, light grapefruit, and a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s pretty solid, but a little too sweet for my IIPA preferences.
knickskicks (999) - - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old notes. Golden pour, very little carb. Nose is booze, melon, some pine. Taste is big melon, more tropical fruits, a touch of booze, piney hops. Mouthfeel is a touch watery but doesn’t really detract.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dirty orange with rose highlights and a small, creamy, white head. The nose screams Hops! Lots of Citrusy Hops! Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Bittersweet and bursting with citrusy hop flavor. Lengthy, mostly sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!