elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, split three ways. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma has medinical hops, some citrus, and bubble gum sweetness. Palate is medium-thick, with ample carbonation. Flavor starts with a blast of flavor, a hoppy-caramel-red fruit collage that demonstrates balance, dynamism and complexity. The flavors blended together quite sweet, but like a good sweet lemonade, the flavors worked in harmony without sharpness. The finish was strong and warming, though not alcoholic. Although I do prefer more bitter-hoppy DIPAs, this one at least succeeds in achieving memorable balance.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured golden orange with a 1/4 inch white head.
Nose was not big on hops, fairly floral.
Taste was poop. Tasted like old rotten hops, old lettuce, just flavors were a mess.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a lightly hazy copper with a good off white head. The head is frothy and lasting. Producing spotty lacing. Has a good aroma of citrus and pine. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is excellent a sharp hit of bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden and this is blended very well. Has a resiny texture. The body is full. Has a wondewrful finish with a great aftertaste. This is one heck of a beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle I had listed the ABV as ~9.3 so this beer entry needs an update. The beer itself was classic DIPA material. Golden orange color, great head, and a nice piney citrus aroma. The taste was chewy, resinous, and had great citrus-orange flavors. This was probably the best DIPA I brought back from San Diego and it completely surprised me. If you see this awesome beer, buy it!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 20:54:08
finol (2842) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle at Oliver Twist.
The aroma is fantastic! There is a slight oily taste in an unpleaseant way.
hirigalzkar (2722) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I really like the sweet caramel and grapefruity smell of this beer. The taste is a little unbalanced due to the lack of malt. Too fucking bitter without finesse...
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazy gold, white head. Nose is grapefruit, barleywiney malts, some alcohol, hairspray, brown sugar, alcohol laden fruits. Flavor is bitter hops, brown sugar, lots of alcohol/burning cheap vodka. Harsh hop bitterness towards the end with some pith & brown sugar.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
Very fruity pineapple aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting finish.
2. From the Bottle at Indulgences Etc, Denver 23/09/2009
Big hop aroma. Amber golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.
3. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Big hop aroma. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.
aaronphazel (16) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Well made beer. Nice sweet citrus hop flavor. Excellent finish. Looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from La Bodega in Riverside ($6)...Pours copper with a fluffy white head.. Aroma is sweet with citrus, caramel and alcohol...Flavor was very bitter and lingering with some citrus hops and caramel sweetness.. Medium body.