Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle shared by MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a hazy amber color with floating particles. Medium sized head. Aroma of citrus hops and a slightly metallic note. The taste is citrus hops, caramel and a bitter finish that lingers.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering. Poured a cloudy yellow. Aroma is high on grapefruit. Taste is quite high on the citrus grapefruit hops, though not too much else. The carbonation is fairly mild and pleasant.
obguthr (3634) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Grapefruit and mango aroma, not strong. Cloudy amber, ,amy floaties, medium head, good lace. Dry grapefruit peel flavor.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and spicy hop aroma. Sweet floral and earthy hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Clear orange dull pour with ring of white head. Nose of grapefruit. Flavor is the same hop profile. Pretty good. Lingering sweet and bitter finish. Cool name.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) Floral citrusy hop aroma over moderate caramel. Clear golden with small white head. Floral hops with fairly robust bitterness over lightly grainy caramel malt. Lightly fruity. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is medium and very bitter.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - not as good as the siren. Caramel sweetness, but dry and a bit skunky.
wmubronco1992 (601) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy caramel color. Medium off white head. Some lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavor of grapefruit. Really bitter mouthfeel. The Diabolical name is perfect for this brew. Its quite a concoction. Just doesn’t seem all that balanced to me. Lots and lots of bitterness, but nothing to offset it. Not my favorite IPA.
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a murky orange brown with a nice tall rocky off white head. Excellent retention and thick chunky lace.
S: Aromas of bready malt, caramel, pine and grassy green hops.
T: The malt is there up front. Sweet and bready with hints of caramel. The hops are mostly citric with a big bitter green dank finish.
M: Medium in body, very bitter finish.
Onslow (1129) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from an 11.5 oz stubby bottle. Cloudy orange amber brew with three fingers of persistent head, siettling down to a frothy film as the glass is sipped. Interesting and complex aroma that seems to be a blend of resin hops, grassy hops, and a caramel maltiness. Flavor is similarly somples iwth a decent malt backbone and resin, citrus, and grassy hops playing in and out as the swallow goes down. Ends with a long but delicious lingering bitterness. Most excellent.