DJMonarch (9179) - 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.
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as much malt as I usually require in a DIPA. Itís not exactly really "hop juicy" either. What we have here is a medium hopped DIPA, with less malt than usual. Poura a golden color with little head. Good price though, $5.25/22oz. It does have an interesting spicy hop note that I usually do not detect in my more favorite DIPAís, so points there. All in all, a decent DIPA, middle of the road.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-03, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Amber color, medium head. The hoppy aroma is excellent, perfumy, fruity and resiny. The body has a medium structure, the mouthfeel lingers between the dry side and the sweet; good toffee flavor, with a sweet nut edge and pleasant spicy touch (black pepper); strong hopping, partially resiny and lightly fruity. The final is hoppy and it shows a sharp pepper character too. Solid.
2009-06-16, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Amber color, shining; small head. It has a very nice hop aroma, fruity and resiny. Solid body, with very good, sweet, round caramel and toffee flavor; very strong hopping, scraping the tongue, but leaving behind good piney resins and more orange fruitness than most beers; for what is worth, it can also fall in the category of American Strong Ales for its sweet caramel and toffee flavor. Powerful and excellent.
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: A great DIPA, floral, citrus leaning towards orange, honey and piney resin notes. Lo siento Ramenen, no me aguantť y me la tomť. Te llevo otras para compensar! Food Pairing: Enjoy by itself, itís food enough.
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber beer with minimal head and lacing. Very hoppy, not quite enough balance for my taste in the nose or the taste.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a very small head, undercarbed. Aroma of citrus and spicy hop goodness. A little malt backbone also. Nice balanced flavor and palate.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by glid02 at the Brick Store.
Pours a clear golden amber with a small soapy off-white head that recedes quickly to a swirl and leaves almost no lacing.
The smell is mainly citrus hops with lots of juicy mango, oranges and grapefruit. The malts are there, lending a balance to the nose.
The taste is slightly more floral than citrus but the hops donít exactly knock me over. Thereís plenty of pale malts in the mix as well and the taste is fairly well balanced and certainly isnít the hop bomb I was expecting given the name.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and is slightly sticky with the hop juice mentioned in the name. Itís not overly bitter though.
This is a decent DIPA that isnít super bitter but itís not exactly well balanced either. Not too bad.
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is of candied sugar with some ethanol and a little bit of spicy hoppiness. Not overly quaffable. Transparent copper body with a medium off-white head. Scant lacing. Light sweet start, before this becomes peppery, ethanolic, burning, and harsh. Lots of booze, not a lot of body. Some late grapefruit hops. Unimaginative and barely drinkable.