WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at one of our tastings. Probably the best beer in the series from Leinenkugel. Aroma was citrus and pine and a little caramel. Nice orange color with decent head retention and a little lacing. Taste was nice and hoppy upfront with tangerine and some hay. Alcohol was apparent with a finish of caramel, malt, and felt dry. Hung around a while on the palate. Price point I think is tooooo high for 4 bottles $9.99-10.99. There are better beers in the style that are way less expensive. But this one is a good beer overall. would buy next vintage but price had got to improve.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep copper with small beige head. Aroma of resinous hops, malt, and light fruit notes. Medium/heavy body, medium resinous hop bitterness, a nice malt backbone, and a citrus bitter finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
Iím surprised Iíve never said anything on this until now, woops, my bad.
Anyways, poured into a snifter, the appearance was a glossy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died off and leaving barely any lacing.
The smell had a bright citrus aroma with a slight grapefruit edge. Lurking behind is a light presence of dried caramel malts.
The taste was semi-sweet but still carried the normal bitter edge widely accepted amongst most DIPAís.
On the palate, a long sweet to spicy to bitter grapefruit-esque aftertaste led into a dry finish. This one when fresh is a sipper but as it ages like most DIPAís, this one shows its gracefulness or lack there of and becomes fairly harsh in about three months time.
Overall, you know this can be a good DIPA if consumed fresh, but though stated 9%, in three months time, it really doesnít last longer.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Within its best by date but lacking in fresh hop aroma and flavor. Lots and lots of spice, biscuit and caramel. Iíve really liked the big eddy stout and scotch ale, but this is just bittersweet and under aerate for the style. 1 timer."
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 12oz bottle. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that leaves average lacing. The nose is pretty simple resin hops up front with a decent caramel malt backbone. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel malt up front, moving to the green resin hops on the back of the palate. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter resin hops finish.
doubelknv3 (992) - 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 (989) - 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 (3508) - 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 Iím not sure if I will ever see it on draft.
Vaiz (3553) - 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 (297) - 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 (105) - 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.