mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy carmel color with a dollop of lacy cream foam. Sweet malt and citrus hop aroma, a little pine too. Big and bitter, chewy even, no hiding the strength here. Extended bitterness in the finish. Could use more aroma -no date on the bottle-, but otherwise, a real hop bomb.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Grub. Very nice, chewy, caramel, hoppy, resin. Nice. Sticky. Easy drinking. Good stuff.
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At just on cool and into a chalice. Misty deep amber with a good dose of sea monkeys caught in suspension. Head is up then falls short to settle a sheer island of white. Nose hints at figs, raisins, dried apricot, sticky bark, stewed rhubarb and sappy resin with a perfumed musk and poking tickle of higher alcohol - thick and tantalising. Slightly metallic edge to a flawless, smooth malt and hop offering. Rose petals dominate but there is a monster of a bitter bite that lasts on the palate with a ferocity that I’ve never seen. Big, spicy alcohol hit melds in well. Body is light but it has a good viscosity to it giving it great legs. Like being drowned in grandmothers rose garden. Light oatcake, light dusty malt, light honey smack cereal - everything fades under the hops. Really mouthfilling. Mandarin and the apricot of the nose, some of the stewed rhubarb and plenty of sappy resin form the palate to full. This is a melter of a IIPA. Really had me contemplating liking it whilst kicking me is the arse, saying ’damn straight you like it!’ (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)
Evolutionary (423) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 Bottle from sunbury beer store. Nose is all hop. Bitter and appropriate for style. Crisp. Caught a hint of Apple at first and a bit of citrus rind too. Doesn't taste like a steelhead fish which may be good.
Ok but not as good as other dipa like my favorite, hop slam or even the Great Lakes seasonals, which are easier to find. Hop is upfront and its dry but there's nothing else to celebrate.
RodrigoPacheco (131) - - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excelente DIPA!!! Amarga é uma explosão de lúpulos!!! Amazing!!!!! Surprise me.
Satyroneto (261) - BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor de cobre, um pouco turva com depósitos em suspensão e leve brilho; espuma marfim de média formação e alta persistência com muito bom lacing.
Aroma de caramelo torrado e cítrico de frutas amarelas (abacaxi e doce de maracujá).
Sabor inicial seguindo o aroma com final de amargor intenso, quase extremo; retrogosto persistente adstringente e de muito leve doce de maracujá.
Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.
JHeath99 (1607) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy golden with a ring of off white head. Taste and aroma of bread malts, some floral hops, pine, hints of citrus.
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super clear gold minimal head no lacing. Citrus hop aroma, bitter hop taste, good overall, more of a single IPA. Enjoyable to say least,,,,,
Andrus86 (241) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Pours a muddy orange, very minimal white head. Biscuit malts & bitter hoppy nose. Resin hops & boozy taste up front, rolling into bitter hops and a light caramel flavour back end.
Sourced Cape Cellars
varanid99 (827) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Clementine-y, orange, malty aroma; bitter, orangey, dry finish
fletchfighters (1324) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ML bottle
Dark orange amber color, half finger of off white head that falls to a collar. Good retention to head. Spotty lacing.
Nose is mandarin, stewed stone fruits, get dark fruits as well. Nose is full of resin and oil.
Taste is full of hops and resin. Stewed orange and stone fruits, stewed pine and grapefruit. Bigger malt body, more PNW than SoCal. Very aggressive though. Sticky and slightly sweet. Some booze shines through.
Very chewy beer. Good lingering pine and stewed grapefruit finish. Solid beer.