rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep amber with a bit of white head. Aroma is very strong of hops with floral and pine. Taste is strong bitter. The aroma and taste hide the 8% really well.
Butters (3778) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Very awesome. Clear golden amber. Great nose and clean citrus hop flavor. Extremely good and balanced caramel and honey. Really great stuff.
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
super hoppy, not my thing, but a quality IPA nonetheless. amazingly balanced for the alcohol level. well done.
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Slightly hazy amber. Lovely hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits and some pine needles. Great fruity hoppy flavor, dry-ish with just light sweetness and a pleasant, lingering, moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. A great IPA!
vyvvy (4000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a bunch to Terminus for picking this one up for me. Pours clear copper / orange with a rocky beige head. The aroma has sweet toasty malt, earth, spice hops and a bit of cleaner. This is overall pretty malt forward for an IIPA. Medium / full body that’s a bit slick and rich with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with the sweet malt from the aroma along with spicy / piny hops along with some mint. The finish has more abv presence than most 8% beers and has a dirty and earthy flavor that sticks with me. Decent, but not up to expectations.
PhillyBeer2112 (2526) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like it. Vibrant burst of resiny spicy and fruity hops in the nose, flavor is spicy hops, grapefruit rind, malt doesn’t get in the way, bitter but semi-balanced finish. Large foaming tan head over a dark red-copper colored beer.
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Brooklyn Beerfest and brought a bunch of cans home. Very good, citrus, pine, and something sweet, maybe fruit of some sort. This isn’t just Dale’s Pale Ale with some extra hops thrown in, it’s a good beer in its own right.
Cybercat (3341) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm underpinning of sour citrus, equal parts grapefruit and orange. It pours a clear coppery amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent ivory head. Flavor is not just hoppy, but downright evergreen with a grapefruit undertone, rather bitter but not fiercely so. Texture has firm body and a good amount of fizz. Pack this one in!
cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a clear dark golden with a sticky white head and nice lacing, the aroma has a good amount of grapefruit and tropical fruit, the flavor has a nice hop front with a smooth finish and some citrus as well, nice mouthfeel, a little too dank for my liking but I wouldn’t turn down another if it was given to me.
boozedude (1827) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish with big white head...strong aroma of pine...taste is very hoppy .in a good way... pine ..lots of pine .. would do again