hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose is a tropical and citrus fruit medley – pineapple, mango and grapefruit are front-and-center here. Full-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. Caramel and toffee malts are rich and flavorful, but they take a back seat to a bounty of fruity, juicy, bitter hops. Finishes grapefruity, bitter, and then dry. Bottle courtesy of BgThang!
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to markwise for the share. Pours orange with smells of caramel, and citrus. Flavor is similar that stayed on the palate for a while, it was really good.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botte courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Smells of chewy citrus, floral, sage, spicy. Tastes of resiny hops, floral, peppery, spicy, perfumy with a bitter finish. Nice usage of hops in this one.
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to AttitudeBrew for this one in trade. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Nose is some caramel, orange, citrus, apricot flesh, and some orange peel. Flavor is similar with lots of lovable citrus qualities: apricots, peaches, some honey, a bit of booze, and hints of sweetness. Medium-bodied and very nice.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Grass, pine, light pit fruit, mild soap aromas. medium bodied. Pine, grapefruit hop flavors with a caramel, pit fruit sweetness to balance--good
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Caleb! Nice dark orange amber pour with nice stark white head. Aroma has notes of big citrusy oils with grapefruit and orange, lemon, leading into notes of sweet toffee and slight spice notes. Taste is nice sweet tropical fruit with some peach notes, grapefruit, leading into toffee and bready notes with a nice bitter, oily slightly piny after taste. Nice balanced double IPA, leaning towards the sweet side so reminiscent more of a barley wine. Delicious brew nonetheless.
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as part of the fest. Really enjoyable, easy to drink, a good lawnmower beer. Not sure what else there is to say...
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or so of off-white head.
S: Very sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee, brown sugar, and some toasted bread as well. Pine and floral hops with a bit of citrus and grass to it, too. Maybe a hint booze.
T: Quite sweet on the palate. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee are the primary flavors. Some citrus hops (grapefruit), with a decent amount of bitterness which helps to subdue a bit of the sweetness.
M: Medium to full in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Far too sweet for what I look for in a double IPA.
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice amber color with a decent head. A sweet taste of fruits fills your first sip with a bitter ending. I had this during American Craft Beer Week and enjoyed it a lot. Good IPA!
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with a DLD buddy from Houston- thanks Bryan! Pours a clear, bright amber color with virtually no head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits, sweet malts, piney hops, and a little boozy heat. Flavor of citrus fruits, pineapple, sweet malts, grassy hops, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel that finishes resinous and sticky. Solid DIPA.