mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma suggests something other than an IPA, with lots of wheat, caramel sweetness, and heavy malts. Flavour of muted dry hops, wheaty notes and sort of stale caramel malts. Seems like thereís either something off about this or that the malts and hops donít mesh well. Either way, not very stimulating.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine. Amber and cloudy...nice head. Aroma is nice with a good dose of floral hops, sweet malt and some citrus notes. Flavor is not half bad at all. Very fruity and then finish has a perfect hop bite. Not overly bitter, but the hops speak through the malt very well. Good beer for the price.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a deep orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus / oranges, and some melons. Definitely sweeter (brown sugary) than it was bitter. Light alcohol in the finish (but overall well hidden). I would have preferred more of a hoppy / bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky orange ale with thousands of white floaties tooling around the inside of the glass. Small, creamy, off-white head that is decently retained. Fruity, malty aroma delivers big notes of citrus, fuzzy and tropical fruits caramel, toffee and praline. Full-bodied and chewy with moderate carbonation. Robust caramel sweetness balanced nicely by a ballsy bitterness. Alcohol is detectable, but not overbearing. Caramelly, bittersweet finish. Kudos to scraff for shipping this bottle down from Baltimore!
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a red ruby red-orange appearance with a smaller cream colored head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nose has citrusy hops and fairly strong pale/amber malts. Big pale malty flavor creates a big sweetness. The strong citrus hoppiness offsets that sweetness somewhat. Strong flavor with some burn on the finish. Not bad but not one of the better DIPAs.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes in a stubby 12 oz bottle with a slightly different label than pictures. No apparent date.
Pours into my american pint glass with a full 2 finger, lumpy, off-white head and a murky apple cider colored body.
Smells very sweet and citrusy, very nice for a DIPA. California styled in the scent department for sure.
Taste has a decent malt backbone but the hops are the main show with some cirtus lemon and grapefruit notes and a bitter finish. Not as intense as its other west coast counterparts, but still a solid tasting DIPA. Mouthfeel is a little too smooth for me.
Overall a decent offering in the DIPA category, not to malty, and enough hops to excite the palate somewhat, it is a bit pedestrian but is better than the lower tier beers such as Maximus.
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very decent hoppy plus IPA. Pours golden colour, with significant beige head, that leaves very decent lace. Only one-third of a litre, I will drink it! Pleasant aroma, even a touch of roast!?! Above average creamy moutfeel, citrus in the background of this beershake. Hops dominate the malt, drinkable. Found at the Warehouse in Cleveland.
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange/pine hops aroma. Hazy orange-amber color with large head and nice lacing. Strong pine hops and sweet caramel hops flavor. Nicely blended. A pleasure to drink.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Re-rate 5/18/12: Bottle sample at a Beer & Beyond strong beers tasting at Norma Jean. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, some resinous and grapefruity hops and a bit of grainy hints. Flavor has some sweet chewy malt and a nice bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3
(11/4/08) Draught at some place called "Sneak Joint" in Mission Beach, San Diego, that is standing where Liarís Club used to be. Cloudy orange-brown color with a stable white head. Aroma of piney hops. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, resinous notes and a bit of malt and caramel to back it up. Medium-bodied. Decent. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Almost totally hazy amber-orange color, lots of pretty floating particles... A visual element which I really enjoy. Minimal white head, but decent lace. Very nice crisp carbonation. Great hoppy bittersweet taste, with excellent balance. Iíve never heard of this brewery, but Iím very impressed with their DIPA... which is one of the styles Iím most familiar with