doubelknv3 (1050) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, lite amber and off white head. Caramel, mild alcohol, floral, fruit, and medium citrus. Full bodied, syrupy, flavor like aroma. Ok balance, high bitterness, medium alcohol finish.
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Salmoniform (1227) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is melon, papaya, tangerine, peach, caramel, straw, figs, pine. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice hop bitterness in the following and extending through the finish. Overall this is a really nice I2PA.
AirForceHops (4521) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Orange in color with amber hue, light head retention. Aroma is floral with light resin and some sweet malt. Tones of citrus.
The flavor is moderate sweet caramel and toffee malts, mild citrus and notes of tangerine. More on the sweet side of a DIPA. Mildly syrupy texture and lightly bitter. Medium bready malt body with mild carbonation. Overall it is more sweet than you may want in a DIPA. Note** This bottle was only a moth old, pick it up because I’m not sure if I will ever see it on draft.
Vaiz (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Summerlin. Clear deep orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resin, pine and somewhat floral. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with a huge body. Clean and well balanced. Nice brew.
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Middle of the road ipa....not bad for a leini product....needs more hops to be a great beer....malt it down.
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid IPA. The flavor is very smooth with a great amount of hops. Very tasty and enjoyable. Give it a try.
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-9-12-
Poured from bottle into snifter
Appearance – Pours a beautiful deep ruby red/deep amber color. Upon pouring there is only a tiny tannish head that forms. The head fades very fast to leave only a lingering film on the top of the brew. Swirling the beer in the snifter shows a very sticky and thick body as it clings to the side of the glass before reseeding back to the pool of beer.
Smell – The aroma is very bready with a strong presence of a caramel sweetness and some roasted aromas. The hop aromas are very light with only a small amount of citrus detected in the nose. Other then the citrus hop is a warming alcohol and dark fruit smell, which give this brew more of a doppelbock aroma then that of an IPA.
Taste – A doughy taste is the first to be detected by the tongue. This is mixed with some sweeter flavors of a caramel. As the taste moves on hop tastes start to work their way in as some of the caramel flavor fades. The hop which are in the taste are largely citrus in nature and arrive with some lighter dark cherry and raisin sweetness. Soon the citrus hop drown out the dark fruits as they become more potent toward the end. At the end a doughy and grapefruit hop are left in the taste, but not without a strong presence of alcohol which when combined with the hop leaves a somewhat burning tingle on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Quite full bodied with a very chewy feel. The carbonation on this one is rather low. Both the thickness and carbonation are quite fitting for the brew as they allow all the bready, grapefruit and boozy flavors to linger on the tongue and warm you through and through.
Overall – It is a thick and hearty IPA. Definitely a sipping IPA.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BTBF. Clear orange color. Aroma is hoppy, woody and heavy on the malt. Yeasty. Sweet fruity flavor, grain with a surprisingly easy finish.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Big Texas Beer Fest. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet, and grainy. Taste is booze, bitter, and light bread.
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is light, malty, some grapefruit. Appearance is orange, white head. Taste is hoppy, bitter, a sour apple. Mouthfeel is nice, soft, thick, flavor hangs. Overall, much better than expected. Leinenkugel is usually terrible.