mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by mtjoseph. Pour is a slightly hazy reddish orange color. There is a small ring around the neck of foam. The aroma leaves me wondering if this is just a malt forward ipa or if it is past its prime. Alot of caramel, slight chocolate milk, with just a hint of citrus. Taste has a hint of orange and grapefruit, then mostly caramel towards the mid-palate and on into the finish. Finish is slightly bitter, but not anywhere near what Iíd think of for something that is 100 ibus. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. This beer lacks the hop punch that I expected from something that is listed at 100 ibus. There is little, to no, bitterness and there isnít a whole lot of citrus or pine present.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour thin bubbly white head. Caramel and pine aroma. Taste is burnt toast and lots of bitterness.
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Pours ridh, dark amber with long lasting, lacing off-white head. Nose is firm juicy hops, but with plenty of malt backing and a touch soapy and sticky. body is juicy and full, very sticky. Resinous, orange and pine. Roundly bittering, dry sticky finish. Very tasty and well done, flavors are pretty crisp and aftertaste is pleasant.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Horse Brass Pub. Dark brown pour with a thick off white head. Huge citrus and pine hop aroma, very resiny. Nice malt body that balance out the huge spicy citrus hops. Good brew.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This IPAís citrusy, earthy hop bouquet shines atop caramel-accented toasted malts, leading to sustained peppery hop resins which evolve in a gorgeous, soft mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A puffy veil of foam floats atop the deep amber.
-The natural carbonation does wonders for the mouthfeel.
-The malt signature could be brighter, or a tad toastier.
-The citrusy hop character is mostly present in the aroma; hops become coniferous, earthy and resinous in the flavor profile and finish.
-This is very drinkable throughout.
-The hop bitterness is lengthy but never aggressive.
-Toasted malts and peppery hop resins are quite harmonious...
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Zwicklemania 2011 Ė New Old Lompoc Brewing
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice IPA hops aroma. Floral and fruity hops flavors. Good malt backing this was a very good beer.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pungent, piney and thick hops aroma. Deep hue of red, almost amber with faint head. Piney hop flavor that is a bit overpowering. Thick, syrupy bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation. A decent DIPA, but leaves a heavy impression on the palate. Might be better in small doses. Generous hops, but leaves a funky after taste, likely from a high alpha acid hop.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Collins Pub in Seattle. Copper with light lace. Candy sugar cedar scent. Same components in the flavour with a strong piney hoppiness. A bit of a chemical edge in the palate and the finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Pine, celery, floral, grainy malt aromas. medium bodied. Sweet caramel flavors with molasses, pumpernickel bread, pine sap- good taste, but an off smell.
DavoleBomb (1389) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Hazy dark orange brown color. One finger of creamy beige head with below average retention, but moderate amounts of lacing.
4.0 S: Solid, but not overly hoppy. Hops and malts seem to be there in equal proportions. Hops offer candied oranges, mango, and plenty of herbalness. Malts give a bit hit of caramel and some breadiness. Yeastiness in there too.
3.0 T: While the nose is pleasant, the taste is pretty boring. The strongest flavor is bitterness, which works to balance the small amount of maltiness present, but isnít ideal in a DIPA. I want more hop flavor. There is some citrus hop flavor in the form of orange, grapefruit, and lemon as well as some pine, but it is muted, especially given that this is fairly dry. Yeastiness is there again and gives the illusion of a thicker body.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation. Fairly creamy and very smooth.
3.5 D: Not the greatest, but not the worst either. Just an "average" DIPA. Worth drinking once.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2010 23:50:47