Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from Bier Stein. Poured pretty much straight bright orange with a sticky and thick white head. Aroma is big orange citrus with notes of grapefruit and a more prominent than expected caramel malt smell. Flavor is pretty much the same, big orange and grapefruit but also too over caramel-malted for me. A decent beer but kind of like Dale’s Pale it disappointed me. I think I’ll stick with Gordon and Ten Fidy when it comes to OB brews.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Pours a deep golden with good clarity and a white film. Clean citrusy aroma with a sharp pine note and sweet cookieish maltose. Creamy slick body. Fairly sweet throughout- honeyish maltose dominates with a brief inky bitterness. Not dry enough and one dimensional. Drinkable.
larsga (7117) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head. Hazy yellow body. Citric floral anise aroma with notes of resin and pepper. Dry-sweet orangey anise taste with meaty floral notes. Fullish body. Sharpish mealy somewhat hot mouthfeel. Bitter orangey mealy aftertaste with floral alcoholic notes. A bit too overpowering and harsh. Could use more restraint. (0.35l can, Olympen, Oslo.)
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can from total wine. Pours a golden orange, a bit cloudy with a thick white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, maltiness, and very hoppy. Taste is citrus grapefruit notes. Very hoppy and with a bitterness bite at the end. Palate is good. Medium mouthfull with a decent finish. Not the most drinkable. But very good anyway
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, what a great offering. Pours hazed orange-straw into the glass, with a minimal ring of soap lacing left behind. Fresh citrus nose. Nice caramel malt, grapefuit, orange peel, citrus zest, and a whallup of fresh resinous peppering pine hops to finish off the back-palate. The body is chewy with a full body. A touch of alcohol at the very end of the pull, but otherwise, the 10% ABV is well-integrated. Thick, big and bold with lots of character, substance and complexity... just like I like my IIPA’s. Superb, really.
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can: pours clear orange. Floral, grassy and hay arouma. Caramel and bready malts, cloying honey sweetness that’s just too much. Has a nice hoppy bitterness but balance is off. Finishes really boozey and astringent. bleh
jlab2010 (9) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Extremely bitter aroma and taste. Not enough of an actual flavor to counteract the bitter aftertaste.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a decent sized head. There is a strong pine aroma when the can is opened. The beer is strong and smooth. The flavor includes citrus and pine. Appears to be a combination of oranges, grapefruit, and a little lemon.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Dan Journal #375. Tasted 8/2/10. 12oz Can. Hazy and mildly sedimented. Golden orange hue. Lacing bone white head. Bready aromas with a bitter note of orange rind and fresh, soggy hops. Big skunky hop note. Full bodied and very bitter. Hop dominant with a nice rye accent. Great bitter on bitter between the rye malts and the hops. Solidly produced!
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Smells like a skunky grapefruit. There’s a small garlic or onion smell in the aroma.
Appearance:Gold in color, very clear, and has very good head retention.
Taste:This beer is heavy on the malt and the hops. On the foretaste I get wild onion. This changes through the aftertaste to become more hoppy. This beer has an interesting savory flavor.
Palate:Nice carbonation. Medium thick body. A little bit harsh.
Overall:A slightly challenging beer to drink, but if you like DIPAs you will be well rewarded with a unique complex beer.