scarletfire65 (1151) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Full bodied and sticky feeling. Very sweet malt base, with floral and fruity hop bitterness. Pineapple, mango, apricot flavors. The finish is big and powerful, slightly medicinal, with a nice hoppy bitterness, but a little too sweet, and it takes away from the hop character.
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a plethora of fruitiness, citrus, grapefruit, and slight orange with a small piney background. Appearance is a darkened gold and gives a medium white head. Taste is quite earthy with a nice hoppy bitterness to it. There is a very satisfying fruity finish that leaves a creamy aftertaste. Overall, this is a very satisfying beer with an explosion of powerful flavors. The hops are nicely balanced with a perfect amount of light fruity taste. I’d give this an A rating.
jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper coloured body with a thinnish off-white head and some bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of fresh pine and pineapple hops, a lot of alcohol and sugars from fruits. Full-bodied; Deep pungent pine and pineapple flavoured hops with a lot of alcohol, a ton of sugars and a good malt balance - with the pungent hop notes very noticeable. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol and a full-bodied sweentess as well. Overall, a nice and pungent Imperial IPA with a lot of good hop notes and a very sweet balance that helps out. Plus, this sized bottle was perfect for the content. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York earlier in the day, sampled later on 18-November-2011 from New Paltz,
omega (817) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid Double IPA with strong hop flavours. Length of flavour is good without too much bitterness.
thetmaxx (819) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, really orange color, thin head. Aroma is hoppy, and kind of woody. Flavors are complex, in the beginning I got licorice, at the end I get a dry asprin taste. Not really the best dipa out there.
Zymurgeist2 (1361) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the alcohol is a little too hot here, including some presence on the aroma. slight citrus smell on the end of the aroma. clear deep orange with white head that is full of small bubbles. palate is too tannic from the bitterness, and again the floral and citrus come through late. nice dry finish with sweet malt lingering late.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-amber with ok head. Strong hoppy aroma holds promise. Woody and dry with big alcohol presence. Got to love your wood.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/25/11 mission dipa @ azwine.
orange, pale iced tea color w a soft white head.
a + f peaches, apricots, ash, pale malt, flowers, caramel.
f has some aspirin business on the finish and at...gets overpowering as it warms. kinda tastes the way when pool water goes up your nose...5/3/5/3/12
tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark straw/beautiful gold. Smells of nice hops, good bitterness with a light sweetness. Flavor has sweetness to it but also a good bitter quality that’s definitely noticeable. Aroma is coming out earthy now, light grassy quality. Lacing is nice for a IIPA
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown, with dark orangey/red highlights, with a medium creamy yellowish tan head that leaves rings of creamy lacing. Aromas of sweet citrus peel (grapefruit), citrus and alcohol, caramel, tropical fruit, and alcohol-soaked cherry. The flavor is sweet papaya and mango, sugary pine, and tart citrus rind. The finish is sugary fruit and bitter earthy cocoa with some dirt. Low carbonation and medium/full body, creamy, and warming. A sweet dIPA with a lingering bitter finish; tasty.