MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste thanks to Sara!Orange, tea-colored with a thin, bubbly white head. Heavy citrus in grapefruit and lemon, also some soap, brown sugar, and warming alcohol. Flavor has light orange and pale malt sweetness, but the bitterness becomes astringent, particularly in the finish. Too much a story of sweetness and bitterness here, nothing going together and very difficult to enjoy any part of this.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tria. Nice golden orange color, good head. Great hoppy aroma, Citrus, light pine, fruity. Taste is a classic west coast DIPA. Nicely balanced, strong bitterness. Not sugary sweet... Medium texture, really easy to drink.... went down like water.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Big hops aroma fruity.
Appearance – Amber in color, clear, with a thin lacey head.
Flavor – Hop monster with a great flavor the malt and hops blend well. The fruitiness of the hops are great. Nice spice and caramel flavors linger.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very nice IPA.
cpetrone84 (1722) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Sarah for sharing this one!
A-pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a creamy dense white head leaving a big lace.
S-the nose is quite nice, piney up front with lots of tropical fruit behind, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine.
T-light caramel malt base, piney hops and bitter. pineapple, orange, tangerine. grapefruit in the back with a nice level of bitterness.
M-very smooth, hint of graininess in the back, syrupy feel on a medium to full body with a lower level of carbonation and just a hint of crispness.
D-good hop presence with a touch of maltiness and a good full body. lots of tropical fruits, good pine, and nice bitterness in the finish. could have more carbonation and is a little syrupy in terms of overall drinkability.
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, City Beer Store. Poured a light gold/amber with an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma was big and hoppy. Hop flavors in order of strength: pine needle, tangerine, mango, pineapple. The flavor was nice and dry. Starts off with some wonderfully smooth, mildly sweet malt, bread/light caramel. Finishes dry and pleasantly bitter. Some hop oiliness in the feel. Pine resin from the hops is the dominant note and the hoppiness is definitely excellent, however I was mostly struck by that smooth malt flavor, giving the hops an excellent platform without being obtrusive. This probably wasn’t my favorite DIPA from Port, but it was different enough from the pack to stand out.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler fill from Pinocchio’s. Clear yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is grapefruit, orange, toffee and dough. Crisp medium body with zesty carb. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple and cantaloupe. Moderately bitter piney finish. Beautifully balanced and fruity.
jmm635 (944) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber in color with a slightly orange hue. White head with some sticky lacing. Aroma is very clean, full of citrus hops. A bit more malt flavor when it reaches the tongue, but not too much. Easy to drink at over 8%.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-orange pour with a lots of bubbles. Mild grapefruit aroma. Herbal with basil notes. Dry citrus hops with grapefruit. Lots of overpowering bitterness to finish. It really lingers on the tongue and was a bit too much for me.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones. Nice bright cloudy yellow with thin head. Typical clean crisp IPA flavor. Enjoyable but not a stand out for me.
MeadMe (1473) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ratebeer Winter Gathering.
A: Pours a nice vibrant orange with a very small head. No retention or lace.
S: Aromas of nice sweet orange subtle grapefuit with nice sweet caramel malt notes.]
T: Sweet citrus hops more orange than grapefruit. Nice sweet candy malt with waves of grass coming in and out.
M: Medium in body, smooth
D: Good, pretty tasty treat.