bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel/toffee with some floral hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is quite unusual. There’s a caramel backbone, but the hop is floral, even herbal. There’s so much hop that it seems to have its own body. But the flavor intensity, while large, has very little "burn". Just a touch. So the NW aspect is way, way muted. It finishes bitter, and very hoppy. Pliny fans may not like this. But to an extent, hop is hop - and there’s a lot in this.
larryLSB (447) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bomber, into a tulip glass. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Nose is more on the citrus side, a little bready. Taste is somewhat balanced, nice long bitter finish. Not bad, but not up there with the real good ones.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Belmont Station.
A: Cloudy light copper color with a very thin lacing. No legs. It doesn’t look too bad, but it doesn’t have anything to recommend it.
N: Subtle grassy nose with a fair amount of dried pineapple. There’s a little bit of marijuana and something akin to...glue?Lots of pine floor. Where’s the dry hopping?
T: Very bready with a lot of bitterness throughout the middle. There’s hints of malt and a lot of straw. Peppercorns and spiciness. Some residual sugars add sweetness to the back of the palate.
M: Not too bad. Very dry and moderately resinous.
O: A subpar DIPA. I don’t expect a ton from Ninkasi, but it seems to me they can do better than this. I would not buy this again unless the recipe was changed.
after4ever (6393) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a cloudy burnished bright medium amber with a dense and sudsy tan head that sticks around. Loose drippy lace. Mild biscuity nose with soft floral notes. Creamy medium body with soft water and soft carb. Biscuits and soft lavender on the mid palate. Mild finish. Not bad, but a little too restrained, really.
Gerbeer (2105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with little head. Light aromas of malt and grapefruit. Fruity grapefruit flavor with brown sugar and malts. Not much for a DIPA.
hayduke (3533) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of my brother Rick. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head and a lot of lacing. Nose of floral hops. Full body. Flavor is floral hops. Bitter finish. Quite easy drinking.
Crit (3450) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber,small beige head.Hiny of pine in nose.Big bodied grapefruit profile, lots of malt in back. Lasting bitter hop end.Fatty overtones
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured amber/orange with a moderate white head. Nose was a little skunky with cereal gains too. Resinous sliced hops. A little green earthiness. Bitter and nothing to balance it. Noticeable skunk tone with cereal grain and breadiness. Also a vegetal note mixed with an alcohol burn. Some yeast in the finish combined with bitterness.
mcberko (7790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque dark orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma is big on grapefruit, loads of caramel malt, sugary fruity, and resinous hops. Flavour is more on the malty side for a double IPA, with big resinous hops, some tropical fruits, grapefruit and a big whopping caramel malt backbone. Although it’s not cloying, the maltiness is too prominent for my taste, leaving a bit of residual sugars. Big meaty body and even a mildly enjoyable flavour profile, but not really to my taste. Decent effort.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at alibi. Phone dying. Hazy golden orange. High malt with citrus aroma. Superb malty citrus bitter taste. long dry finish.