crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Got it well after its original release, odd hop choices, dominating malt, this is about as low as DIPA quality goes, but it was drinkable at least, moreso than say a GUBNA.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is restrained, but offers notes of biscuit, earthy hops and a touch of either toffee, caramel or praline - I can’t decide - and just a whisper of acidity. Full-bodied and very creamy with modest carbonation. Decent balance. Toffee and caramel sweetness up front; earthy, astringent bitterness and a rumor of tanginess on the backside. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Kudos to otakuden for providing the bottle!
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cardboard, orange malt, and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange/peach malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Okay.
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a near white head head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some light grassy hops with sweet grains snd a strong hay note. Flavor is similar with a light grassy hop note that is dominated by sweet grains and hay.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Good thin white head. Nice mildly hazy amber / orange color. Decent lace. Smooth lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice clean bitter taste. Good resin and citrus aroma, pine. Bigger body. Solid IPA, and reasonably drinkable.
DocLock (9350) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear deep copper with frothy, well-retained off-white head. Nose is tropical citrus including grapefruit and pineapple, caramel malt, black peppery hops. Tastes of syrupy caramel malt, with a pretty thick, rich palate heft, and flavors of grapefruit, caramel malt, tangerine, and sticky resiny hops. Finishes somewhat sweet, fruity, and hoppy.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice rich orange pour with a foamy head. Hoppy caramel nose. Semi-crramy texture. Flavor is citrus hop and caramel malt. Nice brew.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle as an extra in a trade with illinismitty- thanks, Sean! Pours a clear copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange citrus, caramel, biscuity malts, earthy notes, and light piney hops. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, bread, piney hops, resin, and metallic and soapy notes. Light-bodied, with low-medium carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty simple and light in the mouth for a DIPA, but it’s okay. Just weak for the style.
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small white head. A sweet fruity hop aroma. The flavor is full of fruity hops, some bitterness that lingers on your palate, caramel malts, quite dry. Enjoyable.
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toffee crystal malts. The flavor her boozy and had floral hops and herbal notes. Not a great IPA, but decent nonetheless.