StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of jbruner. Thanks. Pours a light brown color with a big fluffy off-white head that has very good retention. The aroma is big and bold with fresh grapefruit, mangoes, peaches and some pine. The taste does not exactly follow the nose, there is a bitter grapefruit presence, but its really the malts that drive this bus. There is big rich malty character with loads of toffee, caramel, bread dough and some biscuit. Plenty of complex hops compliment the big malt character--I can pick out pineapple, grapefruit, melons and pine resins. The palate is full, smooth and viscous; but also a bit greasy. The carbonation is soft. Finishes medium in duration and a bit bitter-sweet. Overall: Very nice take on the DIPA, very tasty. Just wanna add that this paired most excellently with Reggiano parma cheese, unsalted almonds and Castelvetrano olives as nibble food.
FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Weak and flimsy IPA. Doesn’t hold up on flavor, color, or aroma. Nothing stands out as special here. Smooth, hoppy flavor. Slight citrus notes and goes down easy.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at First Magnitude as a guest tap. Orange gold pour. This wasn’t bad but just not something I’d get again. Medium plus bodied, not the dank west coast style I love. Dryish bitterness. Meh.
rdixon77 (1372) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A straight solid IPA. Amber colored with good lacing. Lots of grapefruit and floral notes in the nose. Solid body with nice bitter finish. Drinkable and smooth.
DocJitsu (1153) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orange golden amber color with a white head. Floral citrusy grapefruit pops in the aroma. Wet smooth mouthfeel. Tons of grapefruit a bit of tar and toasted mall flavors.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Proof Railroad Square ][ $2 ][ Flared Taster ][ 8.28.14 ]
>> Great off-white to tan lacing above a clear amber pour. Would prefer a lighter SRM for hoppy pale beers. Nose is salty, black tea, dried leaves. Taste is malty, piney, tea leaves. Mild acidic balance finish, mild oil, sweeter. More on the amber ale side than IPA.
burg326 (4300) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark orange amber from the growler with aromas of pine, citrus, light resin aromas and some biscuit. Flavors match the aromas dramas hoppy up front with some nice biscuit and followed by some light bitterness. Thanks to the in laws for grabbing me this one.
mulegator (1) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just a damn fine Imperial IPA. Proof Brewing of Tallahassee continues to break new ground and is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Keep an eye on these guys!
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Dark, chestnut colored beer - appeared to be clear, with a good fluffy head. Nice hoppy aroma - resinous, lotsa Galaxy. Chewy mouth. The beer itself has a dense bread/biscuit flavor, with hops and dry caramel. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Warming and chummy. As good as this was, it lost in a back-to-back with the Warpath IPA. On tap, Proof, W Tennessee.
phaleslu (7185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a growler at RBWG. Pours a clear amber with some off-white bubbles. Notes of caramel, tea and other leafy notes, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with low-to-moderate carbonation and a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Simple DIPA.
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@FBG Fest-on tap-offwhite bubbles-hazy gold. A-citrus/pine. T-citrus/pine hop bite, sweet lt/med malt.