Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 second time was plain old death by hops which was way better than aged with Jack. Awesome brew.
Aged in Jack was 3.4
Barrel aged in jack Daniels at busy bee and it is jack overpowering. Smells and tastes like jack Daniels. It cuts a lot of the bitterness away. I really enjoy regular death by hops. This is not a lunch beer though. This is a nice cigar IPA beer now.
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jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Immediate nose tells me it is dated. Aroma of muted hops. Taste is slightly bitter with light citrus flavor. Medium palate. Wish this was fresh. Will attempt to find again.
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Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, tropical fruits, some caramel. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, caramel, bit of tropical fruit mixed in a well. Nice, clean aromatic IPA. Really good stuff. Quaff it down frequently.
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ucusty. Thanks again D! It pours dark orange with a decent off white head. The aroma is a nice mixture of tropical fruit and lesser hints of pine and cat pee. There is a light hint of staleness, but hard to tell since I donít know the age of the bottle. Light caramel malt as well. The flavor is a bit over hopped IMO, with massive bitterness compared to the relatively low gravity for a IIPA. Theres good flavor in here though with lots of pine, florals, citrus, tropical fruit and a seriously brutal finish.
burg326 (4502) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle that poured a golden cloudy orange, with aromas of citrus, pine, and earthy hops. Flavor was a nice mix of traditional IPA flavors, but had a touch of sweet malt and caramel mixed in and went well with the grapefruit flavor aftertaste that made me want more.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bigger floral citruses with a light earthy and herbal hopping. A slight pine resin and tropical fruitiness as well. The malts are fairly sweet with a good amount of caramel and bread with some distinct crystal while balancing nicely. Flavor is similar. Big florals and crystal malts up front before all the grapefruits and citruses come in with a nice caramel and bready malt backing. Hops get earthy, slightly piney, herbal peppery, and somewhat resiny towards the end while drying this with a higher bitterness yet it has lots of citruses and a nice crystal, caramel malt sweetness to balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate, soft carbonation. Overall, a really nice DIPA. Lots of citrusy hops and a firm bitterness with plenty of florals, sugar covered grapefruit candies, earth, herbal pepper, and resiny pines balanced with a solid crystal, caramel, slightly bready sweetness. Great beer.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a deep orange color with a fluffy one finger head. Nice lacing throughout the glass on this one. When I first took a smell of this brew I was impressed by the fruitiness it gave off. Citrus and grapefruit with perhaps some other tropical fruits stuck in there. Slight sweet biscuit malt aroma but the hops here take over.
The taste pretty much the same as the aroma. Fruity hops first arrive on the tongue but piney hops soon kick in. Then the flavor then melds into a sweet caramel and biscuit taste. But the fruity hops leave a very dry hopped taste and feel on your tongue. You can tell itís dry hopped to hell. Alcohol shows up a tad but never gets in the way. I wouldnít call this a very balanced IPA but thatís ok since I love West Coast IPAs. I feel they tried their best to accomplish that but might of fallen just a little short.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Beer ends bitter and a tad bit dry.
Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy, typically woody with a strong evergreen overtone, screaming "Great IPA!" Pours an appetizing clear copper with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, fluffy off-white head. Strongly hoppy flavor has a woody core and a strong evergreen note with herbal and citrus hints and a fair amount of bitterness. Lively, fizzy texture makes it dance on your tongue; you feel it going down the pipes! This is a must for any IPA lover.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with tan head and lace. Resiny hops, bready biscuits, and caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt, bready, with a nice resiny bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Durhambeer gave me this one for Chanukah, thatís right Bob... this one was for Chanukah.
The beer pours an orange color with a big white head and good lace.
The aroma is spicy hops and lots of citrus, there is a fair bit of caramel in there as well.
The flavor is surprisingly malty with some biscuit-y character and a fair dose of caramel, but itís got hops too... donítí worry. Lots of spicy and piney hop flavor is abound with this one and the bitterness level in on the high end in a most enjoyable way.
This is certainly pushing the boundaries of how much crystal malt I can handle in an IPA but pulls off being delicious never the less.