sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of kiefdog.
Pours copper, beige head.
Aroma is malty, caramel with notes fo hops.
Flavor, hoppy, malty, caramel and boozy with hints of spices in the finish that add a nice dimension to the full hop mouthfeel..
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, dark orange golden color, floral perfumy aroma, flavors of ripe oranges, lemons, spicy hopped bitter finish
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A problematic aggressive amber IPA. Bad bottle?
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bičre 2012
The look: Clear dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is resinous fruity hops, a bit of diacetyl and light fusel notes. Taste is salad croutons covered with honey and caramel, harsh alcohol, resinous bitterness crashing with some acidity, strange notes of parmesan. Assertive razor-sharp bitterness joined by an alcohol bite. Plastic notes in the after-taste. Not sure what happened here but I’m certain the bottle wasn’t the intended result. Seems to be a pretty popular beer and it is getting good ratings, I don’t get it, not sure what the deal is with that beer, maybe $11.99 for a six-pack.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though.
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, a bit watery for a DIPA, it didn’t have that succulent bitter mouthfeel, it wasn’t super sweet but neither the malt nor the hops stood out really.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Hazy amber, moderate white foamy head, nice lacing.   Somewhat of an earthy/malty aroma, background of hops and a bit of citrus peel.   This tastes like a Hales Ale beer with its quasi earthy malt and citrusy hop profile   Hmmm, mild sweetness, a little bit of citrus rind on the backside.   Mild astringency, but not heavy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Slightly medicinal, but not too heavy.   Warming, slight alcohol on the finish.   Not as clean as I would have liked, but not bad.   Maybe it needs to lay down for a bit?   Thanks Kevin!
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 MiBGF: Coppery hue with a excellent head and lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malt, floral and grassy hops, apple and peppery phenolic esters. The taste start with bitter snap and acidity supported by lots of sweet malts for balance. Hop spice and slightly boozy finish. The mouth feel is oily and sticky, warming with a sharp kick around the edges. This was really nice and the best beer I had on Day 1.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is a mixture of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, and some toffee. Golden amber, nice head, some lace. Fruity upfront. Some apricot, sweeter oranges. Caramel, citrus hops round it out. Some lingering citrus hops in the finish. Good carbonation, solid drinkability.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange amber body with an off white head. Fresh hop tones with grapefruit, pine, with a hoppy bitter citrus and pine. A modest bread y fruit character amongst the etoh warming. A big dipa good brew.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz’er ... A nice bright orange-red beer with a sticky top. The aroma is bright and citrusy and thick, but this drinks with a surprising mellowness, while still delivering a big hop component over a solid malt base. Delicious! (#3579, 7/10/2009)