wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice dipa i picked up while visiting back home. nice soapy hop profile, not too dry, not too malty, nice finish. tasty stuff, worth a try.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewpub on draft in Santa Fe is a clear golden color with a slight head the arms is very citrusy maybe some peach overtones It lingers on the palate with a taste of grapefruit and smooth
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 20. About two fingers of head. Color was a hazier version of the regular IPA and more orangish. Cloudy, pillowy lacing on the top. Tons of film on the side of the glass. Wet, cobwebby.
Good-smelling beer. Got the citrus hope I was expecting, but it wasn’t overwhelming. Good balance of lemon, tangerine and grapefruit (but once again, not overpowering). Light smell of caramel. Bitter notes on the nose after awhile.
The taste certainly didn’t disappoint, In fact, it reminded me a bit of the Firestone Double Jack. Just a nice smooth taste of hops and caramel, carefully balancing each other out.
Medium-to-light body. Creamy finish. Average carbonation. Long-lasting, smooth finish, just a small note that it is strong.
Really, really enjoyed this beer. You’re going to get drunk, but you may not notice it right away. To me it still seems close to Firestone’s Double Jack. Just a good Double IPA.
ttutony (598) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transparent golden color. Bold, fragrant hops with fruit and resin notes. Great bitterness on the palate but not in any way out of balance. Highly recommended for fans of the IIPA.
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright gold with a foamy white head. Intense hop aroma and flavor. Light bodied and leaves a touch of resin on the palate. I enjoyed this one a lot.
bigbish (489) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a holden color with a good white head with some staying power. Great aroma. The flavor is fantastic, lots of hops, but not overly hopped like some DIPA. Just enough malt to give you a hint of it without taking away from the star, which is the hops. Good stuff.
natejgood (388) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a full, hazy golden color wit ha nice off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and hops. A bit sweet, but it smells like it will be cut by other flavors nicely. Full body - nice malty sweetness that is cut nicely by the bitterness of piney hops.
brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big beer. A little more copper than gold, but still a beautiful pour. A piney hop, with a great bitter linger. Kick this guy up in ABV and it would be world class.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, 1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Nice IPA with goldern brown color. Heavy hopped with citrus and piney flavors. Oily palate. Medium body. Malts take a back seat to the hops.
mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-orange, a bit hazy, nice lace on the side of the glass as the foam recedes. Inviting aromas, mostly citrus, some perfume/floral. Bracing bitterness up front, a hint of carmel malts, then a battering of bitter follows through. Lingering resins in the luxurious finish, like toffee covered in pine sap. Ten, even five, years ago, this would have been an incredible revelation, now it’s just an average DIPA. If there is an "average" DIPA.