zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 03.26.10 at Birreria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is hoppy: kiwi and tangerine. Flavor is crisp bitter and slightly syrupy. Pretty decent Imp IPA. I do also tend to favor this genre.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright burnt orange with a small white head that becomes a little ring of foam in no time. Aroma is gentle and assertive at once with pine, orange, oregano, spruce, along with plenty of caramel, brown sugar, crepes, and gingersnaps. Pretty appealing combo of malt and hops to me. Tastes sweet at first with all that caramel, ginger, sugar and sweet potato malt coming out, followed by a plant-forward hop quality. Orange, pine and herbs follow. Finishes with milder bitterness than I anticipated and a lingering flavor of caramel, toast, ginger, orange rind, and pine. Full bodied, kinda sticky and hot, with soft carbonation and a mostly creamy mouthfeel. Palate could be more seamless. Nonetheless I find this quite enjoyable overall.
jkwood04 (4785) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can in a snifter. Pours bright amber-golden with a small but lingering head. Aroma of citrusy hops plus butterscotch and some kind of spice. Flavor very hoppy, with a spiciness to it that most IPAs don’t have. Thick texture. A great beer that is unique for its style.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl can at Tilt, Oslo. Hazy orange brown color, moderate head. Aroma is lots of hops. Flavor is fruity hops, fine sweetness, fine bitterness in the aftertaste. Moderate body. Lovely IIPA.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 [My 100th Colorado rate, my native state] Can. Pours a clear glowing orange with a slight reddish hue, sticky foamy frothy egg-shell colored head. Aroma is super piney, crisp and clean, seems like some honey caramel sweetness, light biscuity rye spiciness towards the end, great citrus, grapefruit, wonderful. Flavor is the same, clean, crisp and spicy, the rye complements the piney citrus hops wonderfully, medium sweetness, very well attenuated, bitter but also well balanced, some floralness towards the finish. Medium bodied, viscous but not syrupy, oddly feels a bit heavy, fluffy carbonation with a light sizzle, generally clean. Great DIPA!
finol (2492) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at Akkurat.
Great fresh and dangerously refreshing IIPA. Lots of sweet citrusy and fruity hops. Well balanced.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with thin head. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herby hops, just a hint of roast, spice, and smoke. Tastes of rye, woody and herby hop. Just slightly hot an peppery alcohol. Finishes with crisp bitterness, and a grassy bitter aftertaste. The rye is nice, not overpowering at all. Very crisp clean hop flavor, not what I was expecting from a 10% ABV.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is strong and hoppy. The beer is bright orange in the glass. The flavor is hoppy with a bit of whiskey.
hirigalzkar (2551) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. This is an enormously sweet and fruity DIPA. The aroma has got notes of mango and honey melon. The taste has got notes of sweet summer strawberries, resin and caramel with a small bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a big bodied beer with a big taste that manages to be very, very hoppy without being to aggressive. I cant really see that there are any better DIPAS out there.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Flavor starts out slightly sweet, has a huge hop middle, and ends bitter and dry. The hop flavor here is incredible. Harrumph Harrumph!!!