robloc303 (254) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with perfect head. Nose is malty with caramel and walnuts. Very bitter! Very creamy and malty, mild caramel flavor, roasted nuts, but again very bitter. Overall a wonderful beer, just a tad too bitter for me.
patricks110 (1490) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop Juice is also dry hopped for two weeks with Centennial for extra hop power. The pour is a glorious bright orange in the body and has a thick and sticky frothy head that coats the entire glass after a few sips. The aroma is pronouncedly resinous including noted herbal and pine scents and fresh grapefruit zest notes. A rather full and floral nose with heavy tropical fruits and mild toasted caramalized malts atop the heaps of hop aromas. My first few sips were quite sweet and resin forward with enhanced bitterness and dry astringency after a few more sips. The bitterness and resinous smack is long lasting and adds a few tropical pineapple and grapefruity citrus flavours into the mix. The boozyness goes unnoticed with a prolonged bitterness stealing the show.Light floral notes and subtle toasted malts are subtley shoved aside in the heavy hop centric flavour profile.
boozedude (1499) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bait shop, Pours reddish with small head, nutty pine aroma, taste is a strong malty pine caramel and hopps. good DBL ipa, would do again
Koskela (195) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A hazy pale orange color with a similar colored head. A sweet hoppy aroma. It is very bitter slightly sweet medium bodied. Its aftertaste is bitter and it lingers.
DylansDad (291) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The warm alcohol finish tends to blow any subtleties out of the water, but this was a very enjoyable pint of goodness.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bob, dark orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of piney hops, some citrus and caramel hops. Taste is some grapefruit, piney bitterness, bit of a hot finish, not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pdubyah (191) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The taste is sweet, richly malty, and this is an extreme counterpoint to the hops. Itís like there there is a battle for supremacy going on. Starts sweet, has a backing band of bitter and finishes sweet.
It Could be more hoppy and bitter. Shame itís so sweet, they should have backed themselves and gone the whole hog.
Theydon_Bois (5501) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Endoís house, cheers to Jed, 24/05/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, pine, bitter orange, bitter grapefruit.
Taste comprises caramel malt, hops, grapefruit, orange pith, grass, citrus fruits, pine bite.
Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, agressive hop bitterness in the finish.
Best DIPA of a day touring smaller brewers where it goes to show it ainít easy to knock out a decent beer of this genre!
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of pine needles and some orange zest. Nice balanced flavors. Had this at the brewery and loved it!
Fantomasus (189) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís good... Pours a light amber orange with a flimsy head of tightly packed bubbles. The aroma is pleasant although I wish it was a tad more potent... caramel, bread, nuts, resin, citrus, and alcohol. Bitterness over a balance of sweet and sour, still nice. Palate is clean and comfortable with lingering bitterness. A solid DIPA but I wonít be buying it again. Just prefer other entries more...