SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from hophead22 consumed DLD. big juicy, floral hops. touch of grapefruit and pine. juicy tangerine character. slight bite of booze. pleasant caramel sweetness to provide slight balance. dry. refreshing. good beer!
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by lushawn- thanks, Shawn! Seemed to go over well at the pre-DLD tasting in our hotel. Pours a hazy, dull orange color with a lot of sediment visible in the glass, especially for me, who got the last of it. Aroma of citrusy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, and sugar. The flaovr follows suit, with a nice, fresh, hoppy, fruity character. No alcohol to be found. Medium-bodied, with a fruit juciy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dangerously easy to drink.
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
such a nice DIPA. nose is big pine and a touch of citrus, BIG BIG nose. pour is sunshine orange. cloudy with some nice unfiltered sediment like a milky residue on the bottom of my glass. flavor was monsterous hops. one of the biggest DIPA’s i have had but would definatly have another pint. great BEER!!
woodzgud (24) - USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Bitter, hoppy w/strong pine, some grapefruit and hint of other fruits. Beautiful pour w/nice lacing. A solid IPA.
p1meatloaf (255) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz into tumbler. cold temp with lots of mist when cracking open the bottle. looks like hazy apricot with 1 finger white thick head. smells of strong bitter hops like all beautiful west coast DIPAs. taste: pretty smooth start with a citrusy hop flavor that ramps up the farther back it goes. lightly malted so the hops and dry hopped flavors can really overpower, but this is what i greatly enjoyed about most beers in this style such as ruination. lacing is gorgeous. other fruity and complex tastes are present. Alc is pretty well hidden at 8.5%. overall 9.5 of 10. exquisite beer. RIP Mongo.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a very sticky lace head. Nose is popping with citrus and tropical fruits with minimal malt character and clean yeast profile. On taste, it tends to go towards a more piney hop character. Some juicy citrus also does come through. Damn fine IIPA, just a bit one dimensional. Solid.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange body and a medium off white head. Some thick lacing. Aroma is big sweet tropical fruits, orange, a bit of grapefruit. Caramel notes show up as it warms. Flavor is standard DIPA but well done, with pine and grapefruit and a solid caramel sweetness. Substantial bitterness keeps the sweetness in check nicely. Medium-full and with a fairly dry and bitter finish. Very good.
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color/ big white foam. Awesome pine sap, tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy bitter grapefruit, pine sap flavors on a solid pale malt base.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, sediment filled orange body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky and soapy lacing throughout. Aroma is tropical fruits and citruses with a medium caramel sweetness and some bread that allow the hops to shine. Melons, papaya, mango, grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple. Florals, light pines, and resins. Flavor is similar. Lots of resiny tropical fruits and citruses. Big grapefruits, floral oranges, tangerines, mangos, and melons. A light, bready caramel provides more of a body and balance rather than an added sweetness, which is nice. Finishes dry with sweeter resins, grapefruits, and tropical fruits that leaves a firm, higher bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and carbonation that help soften this despite the more aggressive bitterness. Overall, a really nice DIPA. It was probably much better when it was more fresh, but as it is now, there are still plenty of tropical fruits and citruses with a resiny bitterness. Soft malts provide a nice balance and keep this easy drinking.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Neighborhood. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus, some resin and piney hops. Some have described this as Pliny’s little brother. I found the hop profile much more bitter and up front on this when compared to Pliny.