harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled two days ago.
Cherry red ale with a finger of fleeting off-white foam. Smells astringent and sharp with an acetone, boozy, sweet and chemical nose. Not getting the hops I expect from Laughing Dog.
Taste is sweet and fruity/estery. Has a slight flavor similar to the nasty flavor I get from DFH hi gravity beers - sour artificial grape and paint thinner. Although more subtle and more tolerable in this beer than in the DFH. Thin with moderate carb.
I’m not satisfied with this one. Glad most of it gets shipped out of the area.
Serving type: bottle
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty malty double IPA. Lots of biscuity malts, some honied sweetness, but mostly grapefruit and citrus hops.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Deep amber with a big, tight, off-white head. Boozy nose, with a yeasty edge and plenty of sticky citrus. Very full in the mouth, with candy sugar, blood orange and red fruits, leading to a hoppy and warming finish. Enjoyable.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown pour with medium head. Rich malty aroma. Tastes almost like toffee, pleasantly sweet and hops are not overwhelming, alcohol gives a nice fuzziness to the finish.
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drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, sea foam, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is sweet malts with tones of toffee/caramel, floral honey, citrus peel, pine.....taste is lightly sweet with toffee/caramel tones, light floral honey notes, pine, grapefruit peel, leading to a soft lingering pine, grapefruit bitterness.....mouth feel medium, soft, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low with a very light acid finish. As an I/DIPA this is somewhat low in pure hop bitterness, and the sweetness, I assume from the honey, is a bit high.The beer is really quite good, but for usual style standards, needs less sweetness and more brutal hop bitterness. BJCP 8/2/15/5/7
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orange color with a medium sized head. Notes of caramel, rye, biscuits, with citrus rind notes and a thin mouthfeel.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at GABF, dark muddy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought grapefruit, orange peel, hints of grass, slight earth, lots of nice pine notes come through with caramel. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, lots of pine, grapefruit, orange peel, slight earthy tones, finishing bitter.
Armadill0 (188) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown, almost completely foggy. Small light brown head. Aroma has grapefruit and citrus.
Taste has citrus, some malt on the background on the middle. Nice smooth aftertaste with a good level of bitterness. Hop levels are pretty high, really close to the maximum for this beer. Good stuff.
deekyn (991) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a hazy rich amber with a light red one finger of head and good lacing. S- floral notes are strong with some caramel malts, Belgium yeast, bubble gum and pine resin. M- medium viscous body with a sticky medium palate and good carbonation. T- floral and resin notes start off. Cinnamon shows some vitality when colder. Sweet caramel malts, sugar water, candies apples and faint honey are next. Some clove character like a saison follow with the pronounced ending featuring some citrus character and more malts. Good autumn IPA.
joeworrall (72) - USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark for an IIPA. Pine cone aroma, not all found in the taste, which is slightly sour. Very creamy mouth feel