SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep murky copper with a creamy off white head. Aroma is piney hops, sticky fruits, and malts. Taste is similar with nice up front hops citrus/piney, with nice malty balance and sticky fruit finish.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark copper red with a sand colored head. The aroma holds subtle hop notes of citrus (orange and grapefruits) flowers, dried herbs and wood alongside notes of cookies, caramel, brown sugar and hints od honey. Maybe some tartness from the juniper berries. Touch of alcohol. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with balanced notes of citrus, resinous wood, herbs, flowers and green fruits. Cookies, dry caramel, brown sugar and touch of dried fruits. The mouthfeel is round, smooth and velvety with a soft and fancy carbonation. Balanced cookie-like malt and citric/resinous/floral hop finish with a sting of alcohol. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours clear dark amber with a creamy yellowish brownish white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet with caramel, alcohol, sweet dark fruits, honey, freshly cut grass, ripe citrus fruits and metal. Taste is sweet, bitter and tiny metallic with oily pine, burnt caramel, dark sweet bread, brown sugar, red currants, lemon balm, kiwi fruit, resinous wood, orange peal, grass and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth, oily bitter, tiny sticky sweet and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, oily pine, orange peal and alcohol.
jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine/citrus hops and caramel. Nice pine/grapefruit hop flavor but a little too much caramel malt sweetness. Overall though pretty decent.
BK7 (550) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Syrupy malt sweetness and mild citrus flavors. Harsh bitter finish. I expected better, even from a five month old bottle.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle. Pours a deep amber-orange color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and caramel malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of grapefuit, sweet malt and caramel. The finish is hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.
JaBier (3756) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of amber malt, sugar and earthy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with brown sugar, earthy hops and a semi-sweet finish.
BrewBoxer (1232) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep brown cola color. Smells and tastes of slight brown shugar with some seetness backbone to the hops. Dfefinitely a double ipa. Really good balance, to the surprising complexion
mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by tytoanderso. Slightly hazy, black tea in color with a small white head. Nice aroma of pine, juniper, pepper, and a hint of the brown sugar. Taste is more malty and less citrus and pine hop presence. Pretty bitter in the finish too. Taste starts of with some light berry character, caramel presence lingers through the finish. Lighter bodied. Not the type of dipa generally enjoy, but this is still pretty well done.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep toffee colored pour. White head. Spicy hop aroma, caramel, and grassy(hemp) notes. Spicy flavor, caramel malt, crackers.