Sledutah (6550) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head
Aroma: Piney and tropical fruit
Taste: Grapefruit, grassy and pine
douglas88 (7962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet fruits, some tropical notes, caramel. The flavor is very nice: resin, bitter pineapple, some oranges, quite smooth. Is this their winter seasonal? Awesome.
Cavie (4104) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Moth. Pours a very rich rouge color with slight touches of orange. Foamy off white head. Very large head response. Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of pine notes, sap and resin. Not overpowering though. Flavor is super sweet hops, lots of tree sap and resin, earthy grassy notes that leave a big tingle on the palate. Very hoppy, very sweet.
kidmartinek (4331) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a filmy off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet, citrus, bitter flavor. This beer fizzes and foams when it hits the palate. It burns a little bit on the way down. The consistency is a little too thick. It’s got that doughy thing going on too. It’s strong and flavorful but just not hitting a note with me.
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at draught house. Amber with a cream head. Huge tropical fruits, citrus, and melon notes. Smooth palate, flavor resiny hops, fruity, very good.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Maui Brewing Brewpub. The appearance is a deep golden red-brown hue with a small off white head. The aromas are strong with sweet hop esters, pineapple, and passion fruits. The flavors are more fruity hop flavors. A lot of pineapple, mango, guava. Great island flavors. The mouth is pretty full bodied with a sweet stickiness to it. The alcohol is well hidden and will hit you. Very nicely done.
Alphadelic (2065) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light beer with a hint of red. The nose is amazingly tropical and fresh. It feels like the lowest density solid, so airy you’re not sure you drank it. A powdery dryness. It just floats away.
JohnnyJ (5264) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Clear amber pour, sticky off-white. Nice lacing. Citrusy hops, tropical fruit, pineapple, backed up by some caramel malt. The abv is slightly noticeable. This would be very nice if it wasn’t as hot.
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a medium amber color with a finger or so worth of slightly off-white head.
S: Sweet tropical fruits and caramel malt, and that’s pretty much it. Maybe a bit of sweet grapefruit, too.
T: For as sweet as the nose is, there’s a very sharp bitterness to the flavor. There is also a lot of alcohol flavor. At least there are some good grapefruit, pineapple, and pine flavors so this isn’t a total bust.
M: The body is medium and sort of syrupy for a DIPA. The carbonation is moderate.
D: Not much here that I find pleasing in terms of a DIPA. Too sweet and just hot and boozy.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a shaker at the brewery. Pours dark orange-caramel in color with little to no head and nor lace. Sweet malty nose, but the hops are about to crash. The palate is malty sweet, Cap’n Crunch, and medium-full bodied like a light barley wine. Here come the waves of hops resulting in a mondo big bitter finish that pulsates as it drys. I like da big braddah.