daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
what i like to call a "hops masturbation session." ridiculously hoppy in flavor, yet still drinkable. like eating a barrel of barley with an acre of pine trees with a few sliced lemons on top. stunning without being annoying ’cuz there’s a solid malty body underneath this nonsense. i drank a pint while reading a kurt vonnegut book at the bar of the toronado on a ridiculously busy monday night when the bartender was pissed and some portugese winery intern hit on me . what a great beer.
majorbase2 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of hops up front, a little bit of pine and some bread malts. Some sweet caramel malts. Color is a deep orange with a small light brown head with okay retention and good lacing. The taste is one of the more subdued you’ll find in a DIPA. Very sweet caramel malts lead the way, followed by a bit of pine and citrus. Citrus comes through a bit more as it warms. A little bit of alcohol warmth. Surprisingly easy to drink for a DIPA, probably due to its more subtle nature. Overall, this is a pretty good intro to DIPA, but nothing special.
cafgen (134) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice orangey color with a one finger head. Aroma is citrus, piney and a slight sweetness. Taste is predominantly citrusy. A nice beer.
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Necscv (22) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel nose. Taste is toffee, caramel, diluted bitterness, honey. Beer is syrupy, honey and bitter orange peel on finish. Tastes fine, not characteristics not what I’m looking for in a double ipa.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a clear orange with almost no head and no lacing. Taste is caramel malts. Taste is caramel with some citrus, but this is a very malty IPA. Bitter finish. Very light carbonation.
UncleKorm (814) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a clear dark golden hue w/ a creamy white head. Moderate malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are orange, tangerine, malt and hay. Full bodied and balanced mouthfeel.
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IndianaRed (2432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Deep orange amber with a small but dense off-white head. Big malty carmelized aroma and flavor. Muted hop notes, like it had "aged" and toned down. I was expecting a much bigger hop presence.
matty (196) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange-copper color with not much of an off-white that disappears as soon as it’s poured. Got a lot of caramel/candy aroma with almost no hop presence. Taste is the same, just a sticky flavor of caramel and burnt caramel. Finish is more of the same. From all of the reviews, I expected better. I may have to try this one again.
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold into a snifter. White head with medium retention. Mild caramel aromas. Medium bodied with sweet toffee and bread front to back. Little to no hop presence. Tastes old and stale.
Mr_Abner (3) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undated bottle poured into a glass. Smell is mostly sweetness and malt; no dry hop aroma left. Clear amber color. Taste is a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. The taste starts sweeter, and that sweetness gives way to a clean, lasting bitter finish. I like that a lot and also like the balance between sweetness and bitterness, but would like to try it fresh on tap.
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with two fingers of eggshell foam. Nose is oxidized with some cardboard, citrus jello, round caramel malt and some stale grass. Palate follows with just underwhelming hop profile that taste old and stale... no date on bottle offered but Maine just received our first shipment of beer from this brewery and personally it taste like a state couldn’t sell it so they sent their stale bottles to us !