MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: bottle at Tom’s Detailed Rating Notes Tasting.
I feel a little sorry for this beer. Not because there is anything wrong with it but because it had to follow a Cuvée de Tomme and a J & J Blauw so was never going to bowl me over. Darkish golden brown with a slim white head. Good fruity hoppage with loads of grassy notes. Lovely and citric. Quite mellow considering the abv. Not amazing but a decent enough IPA.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy medium golden with a well-retained, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and pine resin over lighter fruit and pale malty sweetness. The flavor had building alcohol-fueled pine bitterness as it progressed, with grapefruit and pale malts at the core.. rather rough and resiny on the back-end with too much booze present.. sweet, grainy, and stong pine finish. Medium-plus bodied and strong on the palate with only decent balance.
jtclockwork (6877) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malts and floral hops. Predictable Double IPA.
shrubber85 (6787) - 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.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Copper color with a nice off-white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Citrus/caramel/slight hay flavor. Not as bitter as many IIPAs. Lingering bitterness, lots of caramel backing.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle that poured a hazy orange copper with nice tan head. It has a sizable aroma that seems to be both grapefruit and pine hops as well as some sweet malt. The malt seems to cause the tart grapefruit smell much sweeter. Wow, juicy bitter grapefruit flavor that flows into sweeter and sweeter citrusiness as the malts ante up and kick in. Just beyond midway bitter pine hops join the fun. Ends as any IPA or IIPA should with tasty hoppiness right into the after taste. High on the Yumminess scale.
Theydon_Bois (6321) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - 08/06/12.
Amber in colour with a decent off-white head.
Caramel malt base with citrus hops and pine bobbing along on top.
Hops, grapefruit, mango, slightly floral flavour.
Higher end of medium in body with a little booze in the sweetish crisp finish. Ok - no world beater!
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma bold blend of citrus, caramel and alcohol. Softer backing hinted with grape skin malts and semi smooth alcohol. 7-
Appearance hazed amber with medium plus top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. caramel, sweet sugars dry bitterness with alcohol at finish. Fairly drinkable for stronger bitter ale yet it was not exceptionally good.
crossovert (6081) - 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.
DuffMan (6070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep orange colour, off white head. This is a malt-heavy IIPA, with a sweeter profile, still with an abundance of hops, ending with an aspirin-like bitterness.