rajendra82 (986) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Standard New Belgium bottle with raised neck collar and the simple label. The pour was very clear, a touch more pale amber in shade than a typical DIPA. The head was one to two finger thick. The smell was mostly pine and grapefruit. The taste was quite bitter, with a burst of grapefruit, herbs, and spice right up front. This was a very dry, over the top, "west coast" style DIPA, and I always seem to like them for their singular purpose as a hop delivery vehicle. This was no exception. There was little no malt influence, alcohol burn, or pretense of complexity here. It was like drinking an enamel stripping, head clearing, tongue scraping, hop juice. If you like hops, you will love this. If you don’t like hops, why did you buy a DIPA. A hop bomb picked up at the neighborhood Kroger. My we have come a long way in this country, and I like that.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bud. Rich, fruity nose, oranges, lightly tropical, grapes. Deep gold with a thick, medium high head. flavor is tropical fruits and oranges, biscuits, strong bitterness. Well balanced and not overly sweet. good stuff.
GenkiGonzo (697) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Beer Base Bud. Clear gold with a soapy white head. Loads of grapefruit in the aroma. Very bitter with a good amount of caramel.
UDBeernut (2240) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
picked up from the local Fort Wayne rip and run, pours dark golden, translucent, capped by a off white head. citrus and stone fruit nose. taste follows with moderate bitterness. mouth feel is fairly light for a dipa, with a short finish.
cmacklin (474) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear golden with an average, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces. Weak hoppy, grapefruit aroma with pine and grass. Sweet fruity flavour of grapefruit, peach, caramel malt, grass and pine with a dry, bitter, resiny finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation.
willisread (1097) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Clear deep orange with a medium-sized off-white head. Orange marmalade all over the nose with lots of caramel, toffee and biscuit and honey. Taste is fairly sweet and malty with some piney hops. Finish is fairly sweet with some spiky bitterness. Heavy body with a sticky mouthfeel. Not bad, but a little too sweet.
sulawang (744) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours clear golden orange with a decent foamy head, thin hazy-murky layer of retention, lots of active streams.
Nose: vibrant green hop cones. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: thick-slick, micro-fizzy, grassy subdued hop entry
Mid-palate: tangy, (MAIN) zingy herbacious hops, peach tones, toffee barley malt, -> sustained (lvl-5)-sweetness, alcohol bitterness
Finish: soft lingering-compounding bitter hops, fruity malt exhale.
Summary: ABV is rather stealth in this one, clean entry and exit for an IIPA. Very grassy-floral forward, dissipating peachy malt mids. Decent but could use more fullness/roundness, especially at the finish.
Ron (3106) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a foamy white head, decent retention and spotty lacing. Aroma is strongly floral, with hints of pine, resin and citrus. Taste is sweet caramel and grapefruit with hints of lime and orange. Finishes with a lingering astringent bitterness, floral notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky texture.
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a nice floral bit of a citrus aroma. a tart kind of citrus hop taste to it. a bitter strong hop finish.
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored pour with fluffy white head. Nice blend of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Notes of peach, hop spice, tropical fruits. Like it.
joejames (374) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle to shaker glass, pours golden copper, huge gushing rocky off white head. Nice lacing and awesome 1/4 inch retention. Aroma of citrus and herb. Taste is highly bitter with a sticky caramel sweetness. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of mango, white grapes, pear, caramel, peach, resin and pine. Alcohol is noticeable. Complex and interesting. A solid DIPA.