tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
Really tasty, kind of heavy bodied, big bold hop profile to combat that body, need to share the bottle, but very tasty and different from their normal DIPAs.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light amber body with a small white cover. Fresh citrus nose - tangerine, orange and pineapple, some berries, and a bit of cotton candy. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with a real nice, juicy sweet fruit character - peaches, tangerine, orange and berries. Medium/full body is chewy with moderate and soft carbonation. Solid.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated very hazy dark orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of caramel hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin off white head. An intense meaty hoppy aroma, with light menthol, exotic fruits, lichee and watermelon, maple notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet malt with scotch whiskey tones, floral pinhey hops, maple, coffee notes, rich and intense. Tasted with Diogene, GRM, Probstk, and Grant, May 19 2010.
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Lubière. Merci!
Muddy brown-beige with a thin beige head with poor retention. Aroma is fruit cake, spices, caramel, cookie dough and sweet malt. Flavor is caramel, fruit cake, brown sugar, hops and a bitter aftertaste.
probstblueribbon (2622) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a goblet. 19MA10.
App.: Very murky deep amber with an off-white rim.
Aroma: Rich, oily, thick, sweet, fruity malts, strong, stinky spicy hops.
Palate: Medium+body, fairly spare yet prickly effervescence.
Flav.: Spicy orange peel, lots of thick crunchy malts, meaty/brothy notes, really heavy and fruity, peppery, some alcohol; quite sweet with good bitterness.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent orange with honey edges. 1 finger off white head with minimal retention and minimal lacing.
Smell: Caramel Malt, Floral Hops, Slight Alcohol tinge. I can tell this one is going in the DIPA direction I don’t prefer.
Taste: Same as the nose. Great if you like your DIPA’s to have a strong caramel malt backbone. A bit too malty for my personal preference.
Mouthfeel: A bit syrup like and medium to thick bodied. Carbonation is a bit lacking and brew is a touch chewy.
Drinkability: A bit too thick and syrupy to get a good drinkabiliity rating.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-28-2008
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
humle,citrom,grape Ud.:rubinrød,ukalr,kort,rolig E.smag:sød lidt, bitter meget Krop:medium til fuld For.:tør Brus:flad
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SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Body is a quite foggy, medium, rusty amber hue. Pours with a nice 2 finger foamy white head that eventually subsides to a thin collar. Very little lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose is full of piny hops. Behind this is a hint of alcohol and sweet caramel malt.
T- Lots of piny and earthy hop flavors upfront with a very faint malt backbone. The pine flavors really come through for the finish as well as a big grapefruit flavor and a hint of caramel sweetness to keep things in check. A whole lot of piny bitterness, resiny bitterness, piny hop flavor, and a hint of alcohol warmth linger on. The overall flavor of this beer reminds me of the picture of the cactus on the bottle.
P- Medium carbonation and a body with a lot of smooth hop oils and hints of phenols present.
O-This is a nice DIPA and it was a great opportunity to try it. The ABV is somewhat detectable and this is a slow-sipper because of the flavor intensity anyway. Its still a very enjoyable and good DIPA though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2008 00:54:26
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Being almost 2 years old, this lack alot of the orginal hoppy flavors, but it is still quite good. Pours a nice cloudy orange/amber color with a bubbly white head, that generates a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is still quite hoppy especially compared to the taste. I get quite a big amount of pineapple with some mango, citrus, grapefruit and a solid caramel and biscuity malty backbone. Flavor is quite boozy. It is quite bitter andstill has a slight amount of hops, especially pine and some grapefruit. It is quite malty, with alot of caramel malts. The body is medium with a very soft carbonation. Overall a good DIPA, but would probably have been exceptional if it was fresh!