thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good ipa, but pretty dry, reflecting the 8 %. OK hop aroma. Flavor was nice and bitter. Just seemed pretty typical of a ipa, nothing special, nothing terrible.
JohnnyJ (4046) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour, with a sticky white head. Grapefruit, citrus, peppery hops, sweet malt, caramel, sweet fruit, and some grain. Meh, it’s too sweet for my liking of DIPA.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with some friends. Dark amber gold color. Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and spice. Flavor is hoppy with a solid malt backing. A solid showing by this one.
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into pint glass. This was a nice surprise, especially for the price. I poured mine when it wasn’t quite chilled down enough, so I will buy another and rerate if necessary. Good grapefruit nose. Dark orange, very clear. Taste has good balance of malt and citrus hop. Nice lasting finish that coats the tongue. Enjoyable bomber of DIPA, especially for 4.49! I will buy another.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #24. Slightly hazy dark orange with a bit of light brown mixed in and a decent white head with a pretty sticky lace. Nice juicy grapefruit aroma, a little sweet and a nice bit of malts to balance things out. Flavor was a little sweet, more citrus and grapefruit, very clean with a moderately lingering aftertaste. (1728)
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in sample size at the 2011 Bistro DIPA Fest. Pours a clear dark gold with a thin white film of a head. Aroma is sweet and perfumey with flowers and molasses coming to mind. Brown malt flavor with molasses and a mild soy sauce thing to go with the candied hop notes. Sweet but not overly sticky on the palate. Weird but tasty.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden Orange pour with no head. Nose is citrusy hops and honey malt
Light body with sweet honey malt and citrusy/piney hops.
Quick bitter finish.
Too sweet for me but still nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a clear orange with a nice fluffy white head- good lace. Aroma is big fresh citrusy hops, light dankness, pine needles, leafy, some lemon. Flavor is toast, then grass, citrus, big tangerine and some grapefruit, sappy, good finish. Nice!
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bistro’s IIPA fest, Hayward, CA. golden orange pour, Piney, citrusy hops fill the aroma and flavor. great IIPA flavor> Very balanced, well done
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #19 of this lil gem. On tap at SD Brew Co. Hazy bright amber. Light sweet hoppy nose. Taste is big fruity, hoppy candy-sweet. Bright in the mouth. Floral and nice.