brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours brilliant copper with a creamy beige head. Nice fruit aromas. Med body. Light heat. Mild roast malt backbone. Light brown sugar. Moving from DIPA towards barley wine. Very good drink.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, caramel, ethanol, manure, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, resin, orange, caramel malt, apricot, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at his tasting at Paul’s. Pours caramel brown. White head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus, apricot, hops and pine. Dry pine finish. Medium body.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, pine and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness,grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark orange, smooth white head.
bitter , slightly flowery aroma,
flavor is bitter hoppy, grapefruit, malty. strong hop profile with a strong base.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse Thanks ericsandernavy-12oz bottle-pours a white ring for a head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is pine/resin, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is pine/resin hops with some bite, secondary sweet medium malt.
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber DIPA with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, classic mix of floral and piney hops over biscuit malt, resinous and nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with treacle, floral piney hops, warming alcohol, very nice. On tap at brewery, May 18 2013.
bierkoning (11539) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy, thanks! Amber color. Malt and lots of peach in the lovely aroma. Malty sweet, peachy flavor. Some oily hops and ripe plums, lingering on in the aftertaste. Hints of perfume. Full bodied and slightly alcoholic.
Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.