Gachupines (746) - USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper with a thin head. Taste is hoppy at first balanced with a strong malt and a light hop aftertaste. Very nice beer although a little weak for a IIPA. Also the first time I’ve poured anything from a can into a snifter. I’d definitely get this again, but don’t expect the extreme hop taste that most IIPA’s are known for.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first IIPA from a can. A copper color with a fantastic aroma consisting of caramel, pine, oranges, and grapefruit. The flavor is quite citrusy with a bit of darker malts to balance out the citrus fest. A good beer, man I love IIPAs!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this fine brew out of the can. has a murky maroon dirt color to it. the aroma is very floral hoppy and subtle. weird, tasting this reminds me of coctail.... fruit. I like it, it has a very different twist on the double ipa style.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours copper with a thin white head. Piney hop aroma. Malty, full-bodied, and hops all the way through from start to finish. Very, very nice IIPA, and probably the best beer I’ve ever had in the can.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most balanced DIPA’s I have had. It has the kick in the ass hops, but is balanced with a with a thick palate and a malty backbone. Sexy dark mohogany body too. Yum-o!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Pours a beautiful amber with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and orange juice, a bit of alcohol, and big resinous West Coast hops. Taste is citrus, pine cone hops up front with a nice amount of sweet caramel toasted malts balancing things out. The taste features plenty of fruity mango pine cones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly resinous with a smooth, foamy carbonation. A lot less heavy and sticky than I would have imagined, quite nice on the palate. No biting bitterness or puckerface. Quite mellow for an IIPA, not a hop monster at all. Too bad this beer sold out so quickly, I sure would like a few cans.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pours reddish-brown with a huge tan head with fair retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is pure fresh hops. Mild malty, hoppy flavor. Chewy. I’ll say it again, the best canned beer you will ever drink.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. I love Dale’s so I was thrilled that I could get some of these in Georgia. Aroma was very hoppy, as one would expect, but not as much of a resin aroma as a Ruination or Hercules. Nice frothy, light-brown head, with super lacing. Taste starts off hoppy, then goes malty, before finishing with an average hoppy taste. Carbonation was soft. There was a slight alcohol finish. All in all a good, but not great DIPA. More on the Big Hoopy Monster side of the style.
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown color with a quickly dissipating white head. Mine is a 12 oz can as well. Ahhhh the smell of hops. You can tell in this beer it is a cousin of the weed. I haven’t smelled that aroma since I was in college. Tastes of apple and pear with a nice hoppy profile. Finish is a little bitter. All in all this one is a keeper.
Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can... the sign at greens says limited, but this site says it’s offered all year long? Nice dark copper pour with a huge head that leaves a nice foamy lacing. A boquet of floral and piney hops in the aroma. Initially a thick resinous malty taste, which fades into the wonderfully balanced hops. Full bodied with a very silky mouthfeel. Medium bitter finish. This has to be one of the easiest drinking doubles I’ve had to date... the hops are not overwhelming, the malt holds its own through the entire drink, no hit of alcohol... very close to my idea of a perfect hopped up beer.