rajendra82 (958) - 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.
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a date of 3/2/2014 - about 8.5 months old.
Aroma - Orangey. What I would expect from an IPA that sat too long.
Appearance - Golden color with some a half finger of fluffy white head.
Taste - Malty, orangy...medium mouth feel.
Palate - sticky and lively. Lots of carbonation.
Overall - I know it’s a better beer fresh. My fault for letting it sit too long.
Patrik (285) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bjuden av Reza På fat Tre Små Rum. Jävligt god Dipa doft. Smakar granbarr ihop med apelsin äpple å skumbanan. Sällan skumbananen varit så framträdande som i denna Dipa. Perfekt lågt kolsyrad . En mycket högklassisk öl. Krämig känsla i munnen .Denna öl måste letas efter å köpas BUMMS.
egg (89) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 11/16/14. Pours a clear reddish/dark gold with a thin white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is super freshhops, citrus, pine. Taste is the same plus somevmore fruit, touch of alcohol. Nice
MrBeerFanatic (881) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank as celebration we were having a boy. Pours a light amber frothy head. Freshest aromas of pure chinook hops, almost like a half an oz was put into the bottle directly. Has the pine, light medicinal herbal aromas and slight peach. Flavors mostly strong pine, slight peach, and some stone fruit. High bitter, lightly sweet. No alcohol noticed.
wollipam (16) - - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good and very potent IPA. Great aroma and very smooth drinkable taste. New Belgium even calls it bitter, but I did not find it very bitter. Golden in color.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on November 11, 2014.
Clear golden color, small off-white head. Caramelly sweet, hoppy citrus, toasted, light spicy/leafy herbal scent. Sweet, bitter, carmamel, hoppy, resin taste. Resin, bitter, pith aftertaste. Sort of fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Bork (317) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant aroma but the flavor is too one-sided on the heavily bitter pine and has a not so pleasant perfumy taste that comes through again in the soapy texture. Some alcohol shines through on the finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2285) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice powerful enough hop character with pine resin and grapefruit as well as other fruits paired nicely with an aged wood and ivy broom straw type flavor component thats been done before and done well here.
finn1918 (198) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of straightforward floral/soapy hops. Taste is clean malts with a good balancing of hops. Clean finish and light mouthfeel. This is a decent drinking beer, albeit not as complex as some DIPAs on the market.
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 11/6/14 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-40° in Tulip-Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same. This full bodied brew is fairly well balanced and quite tasty.