seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice brew from SA! 22oz bottle. Nice bitter molasses/caramel start and a nice bitter hop DIPA. Nice limited edition release from them!
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful appearance, amber colour, off-tan head. Nose is full with musty grapefruit, pine, and candied malt. That candied malt is noted on the palate too, quite sweet and oily across the palate, with a very assertive piney bitterness to round it out. Surprisingly drinkable and lower abv than many double india pale ales. A virtue in the real world, but a vice on RB (sadly).
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nicely crafted DIPA. Good color and viscocity of the beer. High hop taste and good alcohol. Enjoyable.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 39į. Color is a clear copper with mellow carbonation and a tall rocky head. Aroma is a grassy fresh hop scent. Its medium body goes down with a smooth rich mouth feel. Flavor is hoppy from start to finish, with citrus zest and pine standing out then a slight fruitiness and a touch of malt show in the richness of the body. After taste is bitter giving it a dry feel with a lingering citrus and floral hop flavor showing. Overall it is very drinkable with big bold flavors.
beerbill (3178) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma of citrus, pine, malt, with a touch of earthiness to it. The flavor is similar with citrus, pine, and malt. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish, particularly as the beer warms. A bit of alcohol emerges after the swallow. Very solid.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour copper orange off white head. Aroma weed, caramel, pine, citrus, skunk, resiny hops. Taste citrus, pine, resiny hops, light caramel, quite bitter. MF medium body mild carb. Solid brew nothing special but quite tasty.
reverendj (176) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First up....hey dmac, what exactly does a urinal cake taste like; never mind, I donít want to know. Sammyís best offering that Iíve tried. Evergreen and orange nose with a sexy ruby/amber colour. The head is thick on the pour and clings lovingly to the pint throughout. Starts sweet and floral featuring a chewy body chased by a great bitter hop finish. Steep price but worth every penny. Great job BBC.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, amber, super thick frothy head. Aroma is overwhelmingly pine and green hops. Taste is just a bit of malt and a big blast of hops bitterness with a slight bit of sweetness at the end.
edwardbass (362) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best Sam Adams Iíve ever had (which doesnít really say a lot). Pours very dark copper with a HUGE head and massive lacing. Malty with tons of hops bitterness. More piney than citrus, which gives it a lower score for me, but over all, a pretty solid DIPA. Nice going Sam.
obguthr (3312) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit peel, rosehips, whole orange, and rosemary nose. My Gosh, they must have used every aroma hop known to man. Crystal clear copper, thick yellow head, milkshake glass coating. Cherry initially. A sudden burst of warm, resinous rosemary and tea. Finishes with vanilla and catnip. Wow, they really threw every thing including the kitchen sink in this one. IMVHO, itís confused and some flavors donít work too well together. It isnít bad, just a bit too contrived, but I appreciate the creativity.