Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a ruddy amber hue with a big, chunky, reddish brown head.
S- LOTS of piney hops and very distinct juniper berries.
T- Starts bready and immediately moves into deep juniper and pine notes. Very distinct and interesting.
M- Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
D- This was an interesting one to try but i’m just not a huge fan of juniper berries and that was such a huge part of the brew it was hard to ignore.
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at City Beer in February 2014.
A bit hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices and fruit. Also some caramel. Similar taste. Fairly relaxed and easy to drink.
BLADT (451) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber. Dark caramel color in glass. Nose is thinner than expected, with a few malty notes. Taste is honey, and some spice. Chewy.
ericdevin (658) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a orangish red, lots of off-white head. Nose slight, with some fruity and resinous character, malt, too. Body surprisingly slight, with a fruity and malty finish. Thought this would be a lot thicker and syrup-like, pleasantly surprised.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumized slightly off-white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly with some floral, nectary and mild ripe fruity notes. Flavour is big time hops, caramel, toffee and a quite big bitterness o it. Still nicely balanced and very refreshing to drink.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear amber in color like iced tea with a beige head. Aroma brings malts, juniper in a spruce like fashion, and the sweetness from brown sugar and/or honey. Flavors bring hops mixed with sweet malts and honey blended well on a perfectly balanced body.
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. The beer pours to a medium amber color with a slightly off white medium head. The aroma is sweet with honey, resin, a little caramel. The taste is sweet up front with the honey & juniper berries prominent in the first taste, followed by a strong malt backbone & a medium bitter finish. Overall an a good DIPA.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
She pours a dark reddish color and leaves the same color body with slightly copper edges and a one finger white foamy head that dies immediately. Light lacing sticks to the glass. The smell has a floral malty hoppiness with some orange zest, and grapefruit and honey. The taste has a super malty covered hoppiness in the front and then backed up with a decent hoppy bitterness, long lingering citrus yet hoppy aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, its about a medium, perhaps somewhat sessionable, and the carbonation seems to be a bit smoother than most DIPA’s, but I’m not complaining.
Overall, this is not a bad DIPA, but I’m just surprised how smooth this one rolls around in my mouth to be a true DIPA. Its like its just too good to be true unless this is old.
thorongil2 (1145) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of fruit; clean, refreshing, bit austery flavour with a long, strong bitter finish
kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Hazy super-dark amber (or brown) with a tan head. Intoxicating hop aroma; citrus, floral, pine, some raisin. Taste is great: resin, citrus, caramalt sweetness, moderately bitter finish. Very nice.
k0mpsa (1062) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Dark amber color, some white head. Aroma is basic hops and fruits. Balanced easy going body, hops, fruits, malts.