SamP01 (475) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel colored cloudy amber with a medium lasting tan head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, earthy piney hops, with some sweet fruity alcohol esters fill the senses. Taste of caramel malt, yeast, candied brown sugar, dark fruity flavors with some earthy piney resiny hops. Palate is full body, smooth and slightly sticky mouth feel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malts, yeast, dark fruits followed by some good earthy piney and resiny hops for balance, ending in a lingering sweet alcohol and caramel flavor. The alcohol @ 10 abv seems to be well hidden making for a smooth drinking brew with a good malty background. Overall a very good, enjoyable, and well balanced and tasty DIPA. Very nice
drjay44 (2333) - 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 (2135) - 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 (5143) - 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 (144) - 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 (849) - 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 (41) - 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
metalhead0043 (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack for 6.99. Pours a clear golden amber with an off-white head. Smells mostly like floral hops but there is a malt aroma in there as well. Taste is quite balanced between the two flavors with a toffee malt flavor coming through pretty strongly. Hoppy bitterness dominates the end though. Body is thicker with a creamy texture as well. Quite a good DIPA that hides its ABV nicely and is dangerously easy to drink. Not a mindblowing beer but definitely a very good value for what I paid for it.
vipinvelp (1605) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat opaque brown orange with off-white foam head. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes. Taste is quite bitter, in fact the bitterness dominates. Aftertaste has some floral honey notes. (Houston 201310)
AWISLguy (914) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sendiks in Brookfield. Pours a sendimenty brownish amber with an off-white head leaving a little lace. Aroma has pine and caramel, and more caramel. Down through the glass, more citrusy hoppiness showed through. Taste is of sweet toffee, some grapefruit and some pine with a lot of chewy resin. Plus buttery brown sugar. Medium bodied and quite sticky with somewhat low carbonation. Finishes significantly more sweet than bitter, but with some of each, and about medium length. Mostly not been a fan of Laughing Dog’s stuff, and this stays true to form.
PhilJackson80 (172) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma has a strong citrus, grapefruit & stone fruit scents to it. The taste has a medium body & a nice balanced but bitter finish. Overall A very good DIPA.