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 (2288) - 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 (1020) - 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.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on-tap at the brewery. Beer poured a clear, medium amber-brown color with an average-sized, creamy, off-white, mostly lasting head that leaves behind a pretty lacing. The aroma is heavily hoppy with massive notes of herbs, grapefruit, sweet and juicy apricot, resin / pine; a light yeasty note of cellar with a cool note of black tea tucked somewhere in the back. The flavor is lightly sweet and moderately hoppy with a long, lightly sweet, heavily bitter finish with light smoke retronasal note. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is soft. The palate is one of those exceptional ones that lifts everything else about the beer onto a higher plane.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear garnet with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine, and some earthiness with a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied, dry and slightly resiny. Flavors of toffee, mild licorice,pine and some earthiness with a lingering, dry, bitter finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THIS IS THE BEST BEER YOULL EVER DRINK OUT OF A CAN!!! a friend i met in boulder advised me to try a can of this when in liquormart. i bought a 4 pack for a whopping $10. didnt think much more about until yesterday when i have my daily beer with my dinner. saw the shiny silver cans and said let’s try one of these mothers. popped the top, caramel brown color with a bubbly nice tan head. unlike oakes i had a big nose of grassy hops right off the get go. pine, spruce, earthen. over the lips and i almost fell on the floor , fuckn good ass nectar. very full bodied and rich on the palate, balanced perfection of nice pine fresh cascade hops popping all over the place . fresh peaches and slight grapefruit. well balanced malt backbone no alcohol taste even as the beer warms. very good brew. listed as imperial ipa...and probably should be, the can says nothing but ipa? get some, can beer never tasted so good.