Bulk_Carrier (2352) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking and then slowly sliding into the beer.
The smell had some burnt caramel malts with a subdued bready toffee up front. Eventually, the sweet citrus hops make their way out but it takes a while.
The taste was mainly sweet and bready with an ample amount of booze in the flavoring.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. Sessionable? Not really but I wasn’t expecting it to be due to the fact that this is a DIPA.
Overall, decent DIPA as if it would have been done by an English brewer. Though I don’t think this is the best DIPA on the market, I look at this one as if there’s such a style as an English DIPA.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Muted malt aroma with a bit of hop notes. Dull nose. Coppery amber clear with creamy lacing beige head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Sweet malt flavor, with caramel and biscuit. Mild alcohol. Medium hop flavor but nothing that pops out. Bitter finish with sweet nutty lingering after.
pdoorr (68) - - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 355 CLPours red with a thin slightly tan frothy head.Aroma is nicely fruity with notes of cucumber.Taste is bitter, bitter, bitter with .... A long bitter finish!Medium body and carbonation.
beertholomeus (1000) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with a cream colored head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, biscuit, pine, caramel, wheat and malt flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Biscuit, wheat and hop finish.
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is floral, barnyardish and ripe grapefruit and apricot.
The taste heavy on the malt but the sweetness is contained by the lemon and pine bitterness. Good balance.
The texture is thick with moderate carbonation.
It’s a big malty IPA.
Maxbier (496) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Amber color. Malty sweet nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Acidic tartness. Very nice DIPA.
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is notes of floral hops, some grapefruit, caramel, and tropical notes. Flavor was notes of grapefruit, tropical notes, floral hops - malts.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birra fantastica, esageratamente luppolata per essere una double ipa ma gioca decisamente a suo vantaggio, sviluppando un equilibrio perfetto tra l’amaro, le note agrumate e lo sfondo maltato più dolce. Ottima!!
drpimento (2312) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me this is the perfect example of a beer that demonstrate the mechanics of craftsmanship, but missing the boat (subjectively) in aesthetics The beer has a fantastic foamy, frothy, thick, long lasting head and lots of lace. A nice clear deep amber color. The aroma starts to suffer from Cascade and flavor picks up on that and pushes it over the edge, giving it almost some putrid qualities. I’m no longer a fan of Cascade hops. Body reflects both aspects of this kind of beer in that in some ways is seems good, yet has characteristics of the Cascade hop. The final word is that overall, this is not a beer for me. I’ve tried to be objective in my score, but I’d never buy or sip this again.
DWestrick (459) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Only had one, so I can’t beat down hard on this beer, and I realize masking 9% is hard, but this had an overwhelming nose and taste of alcohol. Not a fan