Leanu (41) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus peel and midday harvested grains. Fine full flavor and very hoppidy finish. Everything I’ve come to expect from overdone Double IPA’s. Delicious!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours pretty damn murky...of orangish brown hue...the atop was off-white turning a very light orange-tan. Nose has notes of caramel, grilled orange, wet grass, and candy. Dry bitter flavors with pretty nice orange citrus highlights. Body is full and bitter, but the dryness and bitterness keep it from feeling too syrupy, though it is pretty damn thick. Aftertaste has a citrus medicinal edge to it that isn’t bad. Pretty decent.
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I purchased this while on vacation in Portland, consumed with a good friend in Chicago. I had Ninkasi’s IPA while on the west coast, and it was one of my favorites on the trip. This DIPA does not disappoint at all. Aroma great hop balance. Appearance dark but cloudy with white head. Taste fantastic caramel very rich for this style, very hoppy.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy aroma that doesn’t let on the unique qualitys of this brew. Pillowy head that lingers and laces the glass as you drink. The taste starts out bitter with hints of alcohol but quickly gains a sweet malty quality. The finish of the beer tasted to me almost like sweet tea. A very interesting beer, but it is one of my new favorites.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-01. Golden orange body with a small off-white head and lace. 3+ Fruity hop aroma, lychee touches something else follows it up that I can not place. 7+ Flavour has a similar hop profile, fruity, touch of lychee, sweet citrus, finishes with green leafy accents. Average palate is smooth but a touch light. Really enjoyable. On tap at Tap House Grill, Seattle
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3062-20100701] Tap. Odd pasta-like food aroma with something like toasted asparagus. Slightly hazy, light brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Pizza crust sweat flavour has bitter bread yeast and a long meaty aftertaste. Medium body. Really odd but it all comes together somehow.
(@ Taphouse, Seattle, WA)
HopInMeBeer (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Golden - Sticks to glass well
Aromal: Hops - tons of hops.
Taste: Hops, sweet malty - french onion dip, grapefruit - balanced citrus.
Palate: Soft, Tannic, well balanced
Overall: classic double ipa - very drinkable - quenches that hop thirst! I highly recommend!
shablinky (13) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carmel nose. Malty bitter taste. Too malty for my taste. Not enough citrus or floral hops. A big bitter hop plate for the malt main course.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark burnt orange color. Aroma is sweet, citrus hops and grassy hops with some caramel sweetness. Full body and crisp clean flavor of hops and caramel. Nice aromatic brew with great flavor. Finished a touch dry too, nice.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty and very smooth IIPA with a dominant caramel + pine-tree flavors. Good but not clean/crisp enough.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from brewolf. Thanks a lot Michael
The look: Cloudy orange body Lots of big chunks. Medium off-white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is pine-tree, yeasty and tangy. Malt bill is sweet caramel but does not have that “toasted character”. I’d describe it as commercial fresh sliced white bread with creamy caramel. Hops has flavors of pine-tree and citrus and oranges with an overall resinous character. I think this beer could use some filtering. It feels yeasty and lacks the crispness that I like in excellent IPA. I’d say it feels a bit muddy/dirty. The beer is very easy to drink and feels like a 5% IPA. Overall this is a good offering. Named after a little known extinct herbivorous dinosaur that staggered the earth millions of years ago and crossed the street before the invention of the chicken.