Ratman197 (9862) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad poured a clear copper with a lasting off white head. Aromas of carmel, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, pine and orange with a clean lightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 GABF 2009 and again at Oggi’s Point Loma. Pours clear light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, grass, pine, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, peach, honey, and apricot. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. This beer is a bit boozy.
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, deep yellow ale with a small, fat-bubbled, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a fruity swirl of grapefruit, apricot, peach, guava and a sprig of pine. Full-bodied and creamy with spent carbonation. The flavor offers nice malts – honey and toffee. The hops seem more aromatic than bitter. Finishes bittersweet and nearly balanced – a little more sweet than bitter. Bottle courtesy of mashmaster!
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold with hints of apricot orange colors. Sticky whiteh head. Grapefruit hops and sticky caramel malt nose. Flavor is big and bold with citrus hops, grassy hops, and a very big sweet caramel malt backbone.
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest. On cask. Poured a darker amber color with a small white head. Piney with some grapefruit and oranges. Sweet with a bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (8742) - The ’Sham, 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 Endo’s 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 ain’t easy to knock out a decent beer of this genre!
Sammy (8675) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Carmel Country Road. This batch was 7.99% listed. Orange with minimal lace. Strong with heavy malt, good mouthfeel. Every hop they can find and put together here, cascade, warrior, amerillo, etc. etc. And dry-hopping.
Drake (8601) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Aroma of dank, tropical, melon hops, caramel malts. The taste is bitter herbal, dank, tropical hops with some caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, decent balance.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber with a hazy hoppy aroma, bright citrus aroma (grapefruit and tangerine) and a fairly wet earthiness. Flavour is earthy and softly citric with grapefruit and chewy orange pith bitterness. The malts are a bit sweet and cloying, but lacking in character. Not really the type of IIPA I go for.