DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at Cincy Brewfest. Minimal khaki off-white head, a web on the surface. Good lace. Mostly clear amber color. Nice crisp lighter carbonation. Dry texture. Nice big piney assertive hop flavor. Totally American-style. Grassy, resin. Good bitterness, but not over-the-top. No alcohol bite. Saitsfying DIPA. Good caramel body, bready malt after the hops, good balance.
Pawola22 (3103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Cincinnati, OH. This is different than their original "American Dream IPA." Pours a cloudy orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is sweeter floral hops and caramel with some citrus pineapples and oranges, light pine resins, and a touch of bread. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramels, pineapple and orange florals and pines, a touch of bread, and some resins. Finishes dry and on the sweeter side with some slightly sugary, resiny citruses and a nice caramel sweetness. Medium bitterness and a light alcohol warmth following a medium-thin body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid DIPA and a pleasant surprise. Nice floral and pine resin, citrus sweet hopping with a well balanced caramel. A tad thin, but enjoyable.