Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 650ml bottle on 13/4/2015. Pours a cloudy golden with a medium head. The nose features some light fruity hops (mandarin) but is quite restrained for a DIPA. The flavour is dominated by sweet citrus fruit (orange), and some very light booze, followed by a firm, slightly chemical bitterness, which is missing the typical grapefruit/resin typically found in US IPAs.Fullish body with the palate a touch creamy, with average carbonation. Not without its charms but certainly a long way from being a top end DIPA.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Explosively airy without respite. A big pile of sudsy foam stands tall. The beer drinks with a big, chewy, caramel malt front door. The hoppy back door is earthen, reminiscent of furniture polish. A bit rough, pardon the pun. (#5934, 2/27/2015)
GarrettB (1162) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
July 10th, 2013 - The next beer on the sampler line-up from Rough Draft is a quick acceleration up to an imperial ale - Rough Draft’s Hop Therapy IIPA. It’s a dark, golden beer with a heavy haze, but it shines in the light with a sunny yellow yolk, unencumbered by much of a head or foam on the glass. The bouquet is just that, a collection of flowers, glazed with the scent of simple syrup and an accent of grapefruit bitterness. The flavor is oddly more savory, like french fries or other fried foods, but bittered with more of the flavor found in the grapefruit and the hops. It’s an interesting taste, and well worth a few sips, but a full pint would be a bit too much to handle.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/17/2015. The beer is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, piney hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy bubbly white head. Tastes like alcohol, sweet citrus, caramel, cough syrup. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, citrus, hops, booze.
TimE (3835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber color. Clean malty mouth, slightly astringent. Big malty backbone with fairly decent hops. Not bad.
firefly765 (169) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bomber bottle at Riverside market pours a copper color with moderate off whitehead. Nice floral and Pine aromas. A lot harsh on the end owe my wife.
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy orangish color with off white head. Grapefruit and pine aromas with some caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind, some pine and slightly sweet caramel flavor. Medium body with average carbonation.
Jmmyer07 (23) - - NOV 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer surprised me it had an intense floral nose with a strong balanced bitterness for a clean smooth finish. On the bottle it says they used Galaxy and Summer hops which give it the tropical flavors of passion fruit and pineapple. Definitely seek out! Cheers!!
patricks110 (1917) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite styles, but a bit meh for me. Nice juicy citrus notes, light tropical fruit and hop notes play off bready and grainy malt notes. The middle is overly malty sweet with grainy notes and light citrus and fruit flavours. The finish has solid bitterness and mild resin notes but overly boozy. The mouthfeel is watery almost and takes away from the brew.