dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange with creamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma surprisingly mild of citrus, herbal, and floral hops, slight malt. Flavor again is mild. There is no hop bite for a DIPA, but it is surprisingly smooth for a 10.5% ABV beer.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Livery brewpub. Dark orange-amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of strong hops, pine, cat pee, sweet malt and a touch of fruit. Taste is highly hopped with resinous hops, pine, some crystal malt - but overbalanced to the hopside. Pretty dry finish on this one. Moderate lasting bitterness. Good, but missing something, perhaps Daxter.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in the sampled on tap at The Livery (Benton Harbor, MI). Pours a very hazy dark amber pour, decent offwhite head that sticks around small, films a bit. Aromas throw considerable caramel and good toffee malts at e, mellow sweetness, touch cereal with decent fruitiness and light fruity hop presence. Backend shows more crispness, good sweet and hop balance with some good flavors being thrown at me. Amazing this is 10.5% as the board says, strong flavors, but goes down fairly easy with good bitterness on the backend. EDIT - I didn’t know this was a DIPA when I drank it.. not as highly hopped, though it to be an ASA. Hmmm.. One of their top offerings that day, regardless.
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On-tap at The Livery] Pours hazy brownish-amber with a small white head. Nice hoppiness in the aroma. Fruity-citrusy, lime and orange. Taste has a lot caramel, big hoppy bitterness. Good balance, although the sweetness and alcohol could be toned down a bit. Decent mouthfeel, good hoppy, dry finish. Pretty solid, but not a whole lot to say about it, as it is quite simple.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours and hazy amber. earthy. fresh hops against a sweet subtle fruit backdrop. MOre centennial hops
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden pour with white fluffy head. Nose is all PNW hoppiness...grapefruit and pine. So is the fairly robust flavor, but underneath it all is a pretty decent balance of caramel’toffee malt sweetness to support things a bit. Solid IPA.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid IPA, but under average DIPA. Some descent but not over the top (in a good way over the top) hoppiness. Big malt backbone, but it just doesnt fit as its meant to.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample Hotshots Feb Indy tasting from a BBB63 growler - Aroma is caramel and earthy with strong pine and citrus hops. Pours dark brown with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is tart. Tasty brew.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery....poured a muddy golden amber brown with a lingering ivory head.....pine, tropical, and floral hops made up the aroma....flavors had a nice pine hop backbone, a creamy mouthfeel, with a bitter kick yet not bordering on the line of being too bitter.
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber hand bottled by BBB63. Pours a cloudy deep orange caramel with no head. Aroma of bitter citrus, pine resin and floral hoppiness. Taste of bitter orange citrus and grapefruit with notes of malt, pine resin and floral hops. Very good.