Cybercat (3727) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma is hoppy to the point of being evergreen and has traces of yeast and fruity sweetness. It pours a dark golden amber with a fairly thick off-white head. Flavor is quite hoppy, as expected, with woody, bitter and mild fruity undertones, just a touch of sweetness. Smooth texture has a fairly strong hoppy fizz. Sneaky? Maybe - and definitely hoppy.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper-orange color. Thin white head. Aroma is caramel up front, followed with hints of piney hops. Flavor is similar, but the hops are more complex, with some grapefruit/citrus notes to go along with the pine. A hint of honey in the finish. Slightly dry finish. Certainly hides the high ABV well. Not the greatest DIPA I’ve ever had, but very refreshing.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark amber golden color with a small off white froth. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and some strong caramel backbone. Slight pine character and just a hint of roasty nuttiness. Flavor starts very sweet, wow this clover honey is bursting, its cool with the ipa but a bit much. A bit of a roasty cocoa character and citric fruitiness, almost like a chocolate covered orange in there. Finishes lightly bitter and roasty. Medium body and a bit sharper carbonation. Definitely an interesting ipa, this rating might change, still kind of getting used to it
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark orange-amber color, decent initial head, weak lacing. The aroma was strong crystal malt teabags, some nutty or musty tones, citrus and pine. Flavor followed, residual sweetness too strong in a teabag fashion, caramel prominent. Mouthfeel full bodied, slightly sticky. Was surprised it was listed at 10%ABV, they did manage to hide that quite well.
Goodgrief (1829) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker pour with with nice looking head. Flavor was predominantly teabag like flavors with some non-distinct bitterness. I like teabag flavors but this was just a little to sweet and kinda sticky. Another meh Laughing Dog beer.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus grapefruit flavor with piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
jsmerig (1307) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is hoppy as expected but it is also a bit nutty, or roasted grain. Pours a deep reddish amber hue with a small cream colored head. Taste is dark and roasted with the grain adding as much to the bitterness as the hops. The malt is smokey and offset by a slight sour citrus note of the hops. Interesting.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a bitter finish.
heemer77 (5145) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This initially looked like a ruddy copper, but it appears almost as a pretty ruby copper body when held to light. A dense light khaki head sits on top leaving lots of legs on the glass. The nose is deep grapefruit and wood. There is also some hazelnut to complement a light donut character. The taste has lots of caramel and hints of wood. There is not really any citrus, it comes across more like pineapple or passion fruit. The finish is sticky sweet with some notes of milk chocolate. This is a solid, malt forward double IIPA. Another good one from Laughing Dog.
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nice laughing dog brew. Fully-bodied, lots of grapefruit hops to it, a bit bready, dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable.