degbert (1131) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red-gold with a fine-grained, off-white head. Huge nose of grapefruit and geraniums, with a touch of resin. Huge hop bitterness on the front, and then an amazingly clean, citrus tingle that is reminiscent of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and wheat toast. (All I need is a scrambled egg, and itís breakfast!) Amazing mouthfeel -- so often DIPAs finish murky, but this one is so clear it rings. Bravo.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 bottle. Pours a clear amber with a nice, off-white head. Wow, the nose is very nice with pine and grapefruit citrus apparent. This is very tasty grapefruit with malt sweetness balancing. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and a tad sticky with a nice bitter finish. This is the best brew ever made by Saint Arnold, outside of DR5. Hope they make this a regular, or at least a seasonal, because I love it and would buy it in bulk. Congrats, Saint Arnold on a damn good brew.
llcooldave (1090) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden copper peach in color. Kind of a biscuity aroma with some citrus. Its almost like lemon scones. Nice! Immediate upfront pine and citrus bitterness with a touch of aspirin in the aftertaste. Overall, very tasty and drinkable immediately as opposed to SAís usual MO releasing the beer then consumers hold the DRs for a few months to let the flavor develop. Solidly brewed...
pete4999 (1055) - 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...
jhamp9 (1055) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peach. Taste is grapefruit, grass, and some caramel. Nice lasting bitterness. Very good overall.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a thick bubbly white head. Aroma is beautiful. Sweet, fresh juicy citrus. Similar flavors. Really great fresh orange juice sweetness with a firm but restrained bitterness. Finishes dry with a long, drawn out astringency.
Sammer (1042) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is citrus, pine, booze and bread, with a nice boozy finish. Well done.
thome50 (1040) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 Bottles courtesy ericandersnavy, thanks again. Poured a nice golden orange with very minimal head. The aroma had a nice amount of citrus hops with very little malt detected. The taste was a deal breaker as the beginning had a decent amount of bitter present from the hops but then the malt and alcohol took over. Compared to other DIPAs I would have said the beer was slightly old but this beer is only a few weeks old. It was still fairly easy to drink and not totally off putting with the malt. Iím not sure that I will put any away for later as I highly doubt the flavor will become anymore "interesting" than it currently is. (At least for my palate.)
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright clear burnt orange with a long lasting moderate white head. Aroma is really pungent with TONS of grass, lemon, herbs, slight grapfruit, and barely a suggestion of caramelly malt. Itís like hop potpourri. Flavor of grass, lemon, pepper, pine with a bit more caramel and toasted biscuits. Finishes with grapefruit and pepper, while the malt takes on an earthier quality. Bitter aftertaste keeps on going, but thankfully itís flavorful as well. Medium bodied, creamy, very pleasant to drink and the alcohol is tough to detect. Lovely beer, very well made, and the hop character is INCREDIBLY fresh. Get your sixer before itís too late!
crajun (967) - , Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap at holy grail; proof #34 why I just donít like IPA/DIPA nice piney aroma and taste but the bitter hoppy kills it for me; drinkable after awhile but not enjoyable for me.