mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from ekoerper (thanks a lot, Ed), pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Highly aromatic on the nose with tropical fruits, citrus and resinous hops, a bit of Belgian yeast and some caramel malt backing. Flavour is every bit as lovely, with juicy tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango especially), citrus fruits, loads of citrus and resinous hops, and a perfect amount of caramel malt for support. Really wonderful flavours, all working in harmony. Drinks so easily - could drink litres of this stuff. A splendid IIPA that I think deserves higher ratings (even at 96).
haddon90 (1528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Wilson & Washburn in Omaha. Pours a foggy copper color with a very thick, frothy white head. Strong, citrus notes with an amazing hop aroma. Almost overflowing but it is still good. Very chewy taste with hops and citrus all over. Light, dry finish. Pretty ridiculous Double IPA.
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Caramel, citrus, piney, floral, bitter.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Bitter, piney, citrus, caramel.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- Not as bitter as I expected. Decently complex as I first tasted lots of pine, herbs, citrus, and bitterness to start out but as it warmed I got more of a caramel taste. Pretty solid IPA, especially considering it’s far from my favorite style.
jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking this beer made me think of the innovative brewing techniques used by the hop maestros at Green Flash. That’s a damn impressive comparison considering this ale was crafted in Iowa instead of the West Coast. This beer almost looks more like a Belgian Ale than an IPA with its copper hue and headiness. Hop Sutra’s massive hop bill and Belgian yeast come through clearly in the aroma and taste. Sutra smells like bread, caramel, and fruit (think yeasty fruit character rather than juicy fruit). Really, the smell is Belgian-like, too. Taste has fruitiness and candy-like sweetness with just enough hop bitterness to remind you that this is a Double IPA. Mouthfeel is dry and warm. In fact, the boozy warmth goes all the way down to your stomach. This might be the perfect way for hop heads to ride off into the sunset.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2014
A decent imperial IPA might lack the pop of the well known examples. Even so this down to earth Midwestern draft drinks easily. Loaded with the typical flavors of a malty imperial IPA, the result leaves a memorable presence.
Aroma / Appearance - A hazy golden body with thick icy legs lies in wait. From inside waves of malt, citrus, and resin meet Belgian yeast in a mixture that smells like hop infused cotton candy.
Flavor / Palate - Citrus and resin cling to the tongue. A bitter transition betrays the Belgian aspect. Soon afterwards the warm finish sparkles as it washes over the throat. A nice malt profile helps offset the bitterness. If other Peace Tree beers are this robust then I may have to arrange a road trip.
Travlr (14192) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Hazy golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma is very fruity, stone fruit and subtle apples. Taste is bittersweet fruit.
rondphoto (2467) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Hazy dark amber with a generous, long-lasting 2" rocky off-white head, fluffy blobs of lace. Taste is bold malt that exposes a definite burst of milk chocolate as it moves to a strong hoppy ending that drifts through a long finish without losing any of the stuff it started with. A big brew, original, balanced, and great tasting. High recommendations.
pschulz93 (8) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Very good DIPA! Interesting blend of citrusy American hops and peppery Belgian yeast. Aroma is of oranges with a peppery background. Very drinkable DIPA that I will continue to seek out while in Iowa.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid DIPA from a trade! Obviously a first fro this brewery, but hopefully will not be my last!
bigda83 (317) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with small white head. Aroma is some citrus and tropical fruit with a bit of spruce mixed in. Taste was bitter with grapefruit shining through, but this tasted more like a Belgian than a double IPA.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange/amber color out of the stubby bottle with a lasting sticky off white head. The initial nose was a pine tree forest that settled into a sweet mix of citrus candy and pine. Big syrupy mouth feel. Tons of malt under even more candied grapefruit rind and orange peel. Nicely balanced big hop beer.