madvike (2657) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with no date, and Iím guessing itís past its prime based on the taste. Pours lightly hazy amber (I stopped before pouring all the yeast in) with a decent-sized off-white head. Nose is buttery caramel and toffee with a hint of pine and herbal hopping. MIght have guessed this was a barley wine if I was tasting this blind. Taste is about the same, but with more pine sap and an unpleasant sharp, boozy, grassy hoppiness. Thick and slick in the mouth, resinous. Iím guessing this is a lot better fresh, based on the other reviews.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, pungent herb, some lemon. Taste has a nice amount of sharp lemony bitterness with some herbal tea leaf qualities. Long bitter finish, more than the Gale Force that I just had. Nice sweet bready malt balance. Good stuff. Better than expected after being let down by the Gale Force.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with white head. Light citrus hop aroma. Flavour is much citrusy hop not all that bitter but with a sweet naartjie note. Long hop finish. Does not taste all that strong, but is.
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast, with date and sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium tan/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the extra long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft carbonation and a heavily astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. Up front itís a bit maltier than most DIPAs, and the flavor and palate start off okay, but itís not at all balanced and the finish for both is a little rough.
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big broom straw thru out the experience. hoppy a bit in the backround with grapefruit citrus. slick and a bit syrup like the brew is somewhat sweet which gives a candy like dimension to the grapefruit. some caramel in there.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwerís Hopfest. Brown hazy yellow. Nugmeg spicy nose. Tart citrussy body. Dry funky finish. Pretty tasty with some chocolate/cocoa chalkiness.
Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/8/2011. From bottle. Caramel aromas with malt, spice, citrus and floral notes. Hazy amber color with a white head. Good balance with a hoppy finish.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-cloudy amber with lots of sediment and a small off-white head.
smell is of caramel, floral, hops, and malt in back.
taste is nutty, caramel, bitter, and roasted malt. ends on the dry side and bitter.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Hangover. Lots of hops, decent maltiness, less chewy than usual dipa. Little hit of sweetness. Full bodied. Nice.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet with some citrus, and taste is the same, and relatively bitter and boozy. Kinda muddled and unremarkable $3/12oz