DialSquare (2049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Liquor Loft. Dark copper pour with a sturdy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus pine hops. Taste is bitter bready pine and sweet caramel malts. Big long earthy bitter finish - oxidized vibe - on the harsh side. I love DIPA’s, so I wouldn’t kick it out of bed. Underwhelming relatively speaking though.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn Richmond. Slight pine and grass aroma. Sweet, caramel, toffee taste. Bitter. Nice copper color. Not a bad Double IPA at all.
DocLock (7217) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles. Pours deep pumpkin copper with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is a beautiful medley of black pepper, resiny hops, fruit, caramel malt. Tastes fairly rich, with a citric hop, caramel malt, peppery, and fruity flavor. Quite a bit of peppery notes late. Piney and powerful indeed.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a translucent dark copper color with a medium off-white head that has fair retention. The nose is moderate in strength with piney aromas and not much else. The flavor has more pine, sweet caramel, biscuit, biter nuts and something that I can’t identify that is just a bit "off". The palate is full and malty with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering biter pine. Overall: An interesting take on the DIPA, but IMHO they missed the mark.
Ratman197 (8516) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light cat piss. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthines, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with an off white head. Smells of pine, sage, citrus, some molasses. Tastes nutty and spicy with some resiny bites on the finish.
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma is a mix of orange citrus hops, as well as some caramel and biscuit malt. Smells like a malt-forward Double IPA. The flavor is similar to the aroma. I get a lot of toffee and biscuit malt, with some bitter oranges and a little bit of pine mixed in. The bitterness is low to medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
MattH (579) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a thick white head. Aroma is dominated by sweet malts. Taste is a good balance of malts and hops. Creamy, smooth mouth feel. Lower carbonation. Medium body. Tastes like an English style IPA.
fiercepanda (387) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear red beer with a small off-white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a very clean pine and floral hops. The flavor is very floral with some malty backing and a nice body. Great aroma, decent flavor, a generally enjoyable beer.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy with a strong malt backbone. I get some earthy tones with notes of pine, grass, and caramel. Palate is heavy and sticky. Flavor is very malty finishing dry. Better than I thought it would be.