egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, caramel malts, overripe fruits, some citrus. Taste of citrus, pine, metal, cardboard, and a bitter finish.
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s with Dallas and Linh. Pours a clear gold with a slight haze. Aroma is sweet malty hop that lends in giving the beer a smooth mouthfeel inviting flavors of sweet juicy citrus and pine hop.
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty malt-forward double IPA. Subtle pine/citrus aroma wafts up from a frothy head perched on a amber colored liquid. Strongly bitter, leaning more toward a massive British beer rather than its California counterparts.
Arayaga2 (1810) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear muted gold with a big tan head. Aroma is rather faint with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with roasty notes equal in prominence to hope notes, with the exception of big ruby red grapefruit into the finish. $7/22oz
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with minimal white lace. Nose of citrus and resinous pine, some sweet malts, light alcohol. Flavor takes a backseat to aroma, starts bitter with some sweetness in the middle with a bitter finish. Just not all that well balanced/meshed.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a hazed bright orange with a nice sticky resinous off white head. Aroma is nice citrus hops, but lots of sweet pale malts, carapils and some caramel in there- some pine and light tropical fruit. Flavor is a bit too sweet overall , especially in the finish when the sweetness turns to almost a corn syrup flavor and consistency- ok amounts of hops, but it just needs more- some pine hints, and mango with light citrus- clean overall, but just not where it needs to be for a DIPA.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, pine, crystal malt, light tropical fruit, and light resin. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, fluffy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of light caramel, cryatal malt, hops, pine, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium to heavily bitter, hops, pine, resin, and crystal malt finish is dry. 9.25%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, translucent burnt orange with a frothy, lacing, slight off white head. Nose is pretty nice, spicy hops, sweet, candies, pine, grapefruit zest, earthy, orange zest, perfume, flowers, butterscotch. Flavor is sweet, cookie dough, malty, caramel with a punch of hops, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, lemon-lime soda. Full bodied, bitter finish.
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a rich white head and a toffee & pine aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus and some serious hop bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber golden pour. Thick white head. The nose is a bit sweeter than the last one. A touch of soft malty hoppiness. Light toffee and a bit of soft grapefruity sweetness. A touch of light pine and fruity/herbal character. A bit of very assertive hoppiness. I like this but it lacks the sort of character of the Alpine brew. Tangerine and a lightly bready malt.