BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Sweet caramel with grapefruit and pine. Bitter finish that seems a bit off. Mild alcohol burn.
nuplastikk (5668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at Maxs. Refreshingly resinous and hoppy for my Sconnified palate. Piny, orange, grapefruit. Full-bodied, but well balanced. A straightforward, well executed IIPA.
crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and candy-like, with citrus fruit, and resinous hops. Flavor is sweet - a combination of malty caramel and dollop of fruit cocktail. Bitter, sure, but not especially so for the style. Some alcohol burn in the finish. Bottle suggests that I "enjoy by 5/9/12", so this should be a fresh specimen, yet some of the brighter hop flavors seem muted.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light coppery golden colored in appearance with a thick layer of off-white sea foam head. The aroma is sweet, dank and citrusy with a bit of pine and caramel at the end. The taste opens up with herbal hops bitterness, citrus rind and pine resin notes. After that there’s some brown sugar sweetness and bready toasted malt flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation and a bitter, alcohol warming finish. Overall, it’s a good value DIPA that’s a little sweeter and maltier than most West Coast versions.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pi Bar, San Francisco, 5th March 2011. Clear dark orange colour with a line of lacy head. Resin and biscuit on the nose. Nicely balanced and suitably bitter flavour. A drinkable US DIPA.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 (12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear rich amber, creamy tan bubbles. Nose of peach, apricot, sweet and citrusy. Quite fragrant. Taste of pineapple, bitter and syrupy at the same time without really counteracting one another, and a bitter palate linger.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown bottle. Reddish brown with a 1" head. The aroma is sweet with lots of caramel, floral. Some citrus and pine bout not much. I was expecting more of a hop aroma for a DIPA. The taste is caramel, sweet with just enough hops and hop bitterness to prevent it from being cloying. I was expecting more of a hop taste for a style that is meant to be over blanced with hops but not here.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 4/1/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter floral, resiny and citrus hops. A bit of cattiness as well. The taste is bitter citrus hops, apricot finish. Some faint toffeeish malts. Medium bodied.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a copper color with ruby red hues, that has a two finger light tan head. Smells strongly of hops, grapefruit, sugar and pine with caramel malt. Taste is big on the grapefruit, piney bitterness powering over a nice malt background. Finishes with a big hop flavor and lingering bitterness as well as the alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side with good carbonation.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at papago 5/20/11
Amber w/a creamy clingy white head. Hazy.
A= citrus, pine, lots of caramel malt sweetness, florals.
F=the same only followed by a huge annoying dose of sugary sweetness. Very unpleasant.
Thick and sweet.