chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber, moderate to large tannish head, foamy, nice lacing. Strong resiny nose, pithy, slight alcohol and hops. Fruity malt aroma, not unlike a dubbel. Pours cloudy but settles quickly into a clear amber. Weird. Moderately sweet dark fruit flavor with hint of citrus. Hops are well blended and not overpowering as the trend seems to be lately. Alcohol is muted. Body is medium. Texture is chewy. When warmer, the beer finishes with a fairly dry mandarin orange taste. A nice double. Balanced in all regards. Good job.
Maxbier (264) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured for me by server. Dark cooper color very small head. Aroma is slightly musty dried tropical fruit. Taste is sweet malt slight bitter. Followed by bitter fruit finish. Nice mouthfeel.
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy marmalade-orange w/ a palate that is full-bodied cooked marmalade. The balance hides its 10% ABV quite well. The aroma and the taste do not deliver much distinctive hop profile. Overall, this is for those DIPA drinkers who like a more malt than hop profile.
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper color, head fades off quickly, slight lacing. Nicely done, boozy, double-boozy, strong, and wild. Lots of different ingredients, pretty fun beer!
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 backlog. 12oz bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a half finger white head that left nice lacing. The nose is caramel, light citrus and faint pine. The taste is toffee, earthy hops, ripe citrus and a nice resin finish that lingers. Medium mouth feel. Tasty DIPA. 3.7
Luvystypotables (670) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good looking beer with a clear burnt caramel colour and a lasting thick well laced head. Aroma of malt and bread, with a hint of hops. An oily feel with a rich taste of malt, honey and hops. A very bitter finish with a hint of malt in the aftertaste.
AndyW68 (1086) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with minimal white head. Aroma is primarily grapefruit. Taste follows nose. Good stuff.
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange/plum malt and orange peel aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet prune/cherry malt and mildly bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Not extremely hoppy.
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, hazy amber with a creamy tan head.
Fruit, pine and biscuit aroma.
Taste is really malty..sweet orange, pine and spicy rye....
Incredibly smooth for the ABV...
GMartin (4) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am a DIPA devotee, so I generally always try
any Imperial I run across. Found this in Panama
City Beach, FL, bought a 4-pack, drank my first
And may be my last. As suggested in other reviews,
This is piney, which I like, but the malting was overdone
For my palate.