NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Douglas. Thanks! Pours an attractive orangey gold with a sticky white head. Nose is gooseberry and black currant, tropical fruits and super catty notes. Low malt. On tasting, moderately sweet and super fruity. Moderately high bitterness and clean. An odd bird but an interesting beer overall.
crajun (1045) - , Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle from doublass88 in trade. very nice aroma - powerfule citrus, grapefruit and pine. Not sure what is going on w/me but I hate this - back to the old days of me and iipa’s. this is just toooo much of a grapefruit resin hop bomb - zero enjoyment for me.
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is rather subtle but palate is huge. Resin and spice ride a finely tuned bitterness to deliver an impressive amount of flavor and character. Hop expression and mouth feel are rather complex and evolve through the finish. Malt character contributes significantly to complexity but remains less than obtrusive allowing hops to shine. Outstanding beer.
ads135 (3226) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly well balanced considering the level of hopping. High alcohol and bitterness masked by the caramelly sweet backing. Winchell brought this beer back to Lawrence with him from SLC in 2013.
penstemon (198) - Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of pine, bergamot, some grapefruit, hint of tropical fruit, sweet grain. Taste of orange-y citrus, sweet grainy malt, hop bitterness, and some alcohol showing through but not too much. Finishes with a nice resinous bitterness. Well balanced.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Haberstam’s, Savannah. Hazy golden pour is plenty appealing, but there’s a distinct whiff of papery malts in the nose. Alas, the DIPA that sits on the unrefrigerated shelf . . . Still, gotta rate what I actually drank rather than potential. So, body was medium bordering on full, with a light tickle on the palate and a moderately dry finish. But the flavors definitely were a bit stale, with some pungency and bitterness preserved but not much in the way of brightness or floral flavors. Certainly on the downside in terms of age, and average in every way because of that.
jkwood04 (4428) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, a good amount of caramel malts, and light yeast notes. Flavor the same, but not a lot of hops. Average to smooth texture. Not bad but not the best for the style.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Thanks to Douglas88 for the beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours a hazy yellow with an orange tint. Fat pillowy head of foam that fell to some sticky pretty lace. Some effervescence coming up from the bottom. This beer was majestic in the glass. Nose is orange citrus, mango, woodsy pine and grass. Fat. sweet, sugary malt backbone. Smells refreshing. Hops go a little earthy as it warms and the malt sweetness deepens. Taste is pure poise. Mild caramel and sweet, hops are bright and perfumey, resiny against the grainy malt. Slightly metallic and a touch of booze but I like a touch of booze in a DIPA. Dry and creamy with lingering essential bitter. This DIPA pitted a vast malt depth against a dry hoppy exuberance and came out straight forward and generous. Drank easy, happy and the malt was positively vital. Utah seems to like malt as much as I do.
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy and strong. First tried at East Atlanta Beer Festival in May 2012. It was the sleeper of the festival and a must try for IPA lovers.
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Ed5388 (2435) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Dallas! Pours clear and golden. Excellent aromas of citrus, pine, and pineapple. Taste is bitter and citrusy. Also slight wine like/nail polish characteristic that was a little off putting at first, but went down smoother the more I drank it. Not the best ipa but not the worst.