Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light copper color, medium bodied, creamy smooth palate, great lacing. Actually, not overly hoppy, but a great sweet malt that includes some nice apricot notes and citrus aromas. TOo bad you could drink this like water, it’s a bit expensive!
bp (805) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy brownish-orange with a frothy white head, aroma is hoppy, citrus and some other smell that I can’t really place, taste is surprisingly mellow, malty and sweet. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish but overall a mellow and balanced DIPA. Pretty good.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber under a creamy lasting & lacing beige head. Very strong and complex hop profile over the American palette, inviting. Quite malty and fruity at the first swallow, then it explodes in a resinous very drying bitter end.
joeyplush (647) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, copper color with an off-white head. Citrus hops aroma, balanced with sweet malt and caramel. Chest warming alcohol finish.
nearbeer (3812) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. Hazy dark copper with a small, tries-to-last head. Molasses, caramel, resin, citrus and chocolate aromas. Flavor is all that plus some oak wood, walnut and light alcohol. Near medium body is watery, smooth and dryish with slight chest-warming alcohol.
Sammy (8845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Crushinator. Cloudy yellow with a wonderful head. US hop aroma but European hop taste. A good bitterness, this is well hopped. The caramel is not so noticable and it served to create balance. Lots of lines of lace. A refreshing IPA. Oh its a DIPA, even better, quite drinkable then for its style.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg. Orange color with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, grape, sweet malt, exotic fruit and grass. The taste is hoppy, but not extreme. Notes of grape, pine, caramel, strawberries, exotic fruit, grass and a bit of alcohol. Hoppy, but also very sweet and malty. Creamy and full bodied.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, notes of hops, grapefruit, flowers, nice bitter, short bitter finish.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy off-white head. Hoppy pine, citrus, and floral aroma. Sweet well balanced malt and hop flavor. Big grapefruit finish. Very good!
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Now that I know it’s retired I’m glad I picked up more than 1 of these. Pours a hazy amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is strong and full of hops, spanning the array from herbal to citrus. Flavor comes in shockingly sweet after such a lovely aroma. Malt laced with honey along with caramel, pineapple, and citrus. Mouthfeel can only be described as sticky. Since I won’t likely find anymore of these we’ll see how the remaining bottles hold up so I’ll save one for a while. Good DIPA though it seems to me to need more bitterness to offset a sticky sweetness to be truly outstanding.