5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amberish, hazy, moderate white head, frothy, nice lacing. Semi-sweet citrus rind nose, slight hop bite. Even a bit floral. Citrus peel up front, moderate hop bitterness. Not much malt there. This is not an Imperial IPA, at least compared to others. Maybe a 1½ IPA. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. I would prefer to drink Gale Force IPA over this one as this is not malty/heavy/sweet enough for a big IPA. Not bad, just not what I was hoping for. Yeah, 1½ IPA for sure.
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to GCurlow. Orange pour. Malty and a bit syrupy. Citrus. Malty nose.
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy, pale amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and slightly citrusy hoppy aroma, fruity notes of pineapple, hints of lemon zest. Taste is citrusy hoppy, notes of lemon, lemon zest, lemon drops, hints of lemon tea, minimally sugary, caramel malty basis. Fresh, citrusy, straightforward DIPA.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow, an assault on the palate all the way ... and I liked it. Ruddy, orange-brown, with a thin but resilient head. The aroma is rich with a thick, acidic syrup. This is certainly a fully-laden drink, muscular body, rich flavors of maple, citrus, grape, pine. Big time beer at a surprisingly low 8.6%. (#5731, 9/12/2014)
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s, as ’Scuttlebutt Hoptopia’. Hazy orange, opaque, lightly sparkling, decent foamy off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is dried flowers, mint, orange, a little soap. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is pine-forward, some toffee, floral and resinous with a dry finish. Not worthy of the import premium but it’s a decent enough DIPA overall.
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Hazy orange body with a small vast and thick creamy head.
Aromas of hops, malts, creamy, cookies, yellow fruit...
Flavour is chalky with hops and bitters, some malts, some hop fruits, biscuit, bit of alcohol. Not really a DIPA, but still ok.
Aftertaste is hoppy and bitter, or bitter hoppy. Herbal and malty...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity nose, some toasted malts, light dank, fruit punch, pepper, citrus. Pours golden amber, great creamy head and sticky lace. The flavor is toasty with notes of caramel, tropical fruit, earthy hops, peppery hops, and light citrus. Nice dryness in the finish. Easy and smooth. Decent little IIPA.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A well balanced citrusy Double IPA. Unspectacularly enjoyable beer
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh, one month after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Cloudy golden-orange body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose of medium intensity is all about citrusy hops, been-there-done-that but never get tired of that type of hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet oranges, some honeyed fortune cookies, bitter white grapefruits, floral and almost soapy notes, residual sugars. Sweetness sensation is medium for the style. The bitterness is sharp but the bitterness level is also only medium for the style. Overall this is a nice big IPA, very easy to drink, not a hop-bomb, not malt heavy, just well balanced. Far from original, but fun to drink nonetheless. It felt good drink a nice IPA like this, I think tonight I’ll drink 6 bombers, because if one bomber of beer can make me good, 6 bombers of beers will make me feel great. It’s just common sense basic math.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy unfiltered orange-tan body with a frothy,glass lacing head. Decent IIPA, earns some points for being 8.99 a six pack certainly. Leaning towards the toasty side of the IIPA equation, with some dry, biter, grapefruit hops. Bullion hops? First I’d heard of them..now fascinated. Middle of the road in a lot of respects, but still well executed and pleasant.
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours golden in color with a finger of white head that left some spotted lacing on the glass. A pleasing hoppy aroma with some hints of cereal grains. Taste is pleasant hoppy bitterness balanced with a healthy dose of malty sweetness. Medium bodied with modest carbonation this is one solid DIPA which I thoroughly enjoyed while on vacation in Washington state.