KegOstertag (87) - - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from bomber pored into pilsner glass at home. Aroma- nothing substantial. Floral notes but nothing stands out. Appearance- golden orange color with light carbonation and head. Taste- light hoppiness with a bit of sweetness. Not great but not bad. Palate- this is the first bit of hops i have noticed. Good dry hop finish. Overall- good beer but not what i expect from a dipa. Pleasant throughout.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich copper coloured body with a light amber glow, some orange coming through and a very nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of tons of fresh grapefruity and resinous hops, a lot of sugars, some apricots and a pungent malt note - very nice smelling - mouthwatering, even. Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with sticky resinous notes, some good caramel malt flavours and a pleasant sweetness while showing some good aftertaste. Aftertaste is pleasant and well rounded with malt equally as strong as the resinous and slightly piney hops coupled with an apricot sweetness, some light honey and a touch of bitterness at the end. Overall, a nice Imperial IPA with some good flavours, a moderate complexity and a subtle sweetness at the end. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 27-September-2013 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington two days before leaving for Portland, again on 04-December-2013.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Garage 39. Cloudy, deep amber-orange color with lace. Big, fruity nose, tropical, grass, rich hops. bitter hoppy flavor, very fruity, with orange, peach, mango, grass, peppery finish. Full body. Good beer.
Freaky_tiki (289) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Breaking all the rules with this review: at the toronto beer fest a dozen drinks in. This is a great brew that cuts through the weaker pours earlier in the afternoon. Has fantastic slivers of hops that makes the flavour shimmer. Great sessionable fun.
drpimento (2030) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good although more of a regular IPA than double. Poured at a good temperature with a medium size, cream color, foamy, thick head that settled after a bit and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a nice blend of hop, caramel malt, citrus and a little resin. Flavor’s like nose with all of the characteristics enhanced and bolder. Very good balance between tang, bitter, and sweet. Body/carbonation are just right. Finish is like flavor except the resin gets stronger and turns a little bad. Still, I really like this beer and wish I could get more.
hawanna (1553) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy but not too bitter Double IPA. Full bodied but drinkable beer. Good aftertaste. Fresh.
mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice DIPA. Slightly thick mouthfeel. Pine is most prominent with a slight resiny undercurrent. Strongly bitter. Not much going on malt wise. Solid. B.
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douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty caramel nose with floral and fruity hops. Sweet, big caramel, oranges, candied fruit, almost no bitterness or heat. Good.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a dark gold with white head. Floral and citrus hops as well as sweet malts in the aroma. Smooth malts and bitter hops in the taste. Delicious!
tricyclist (470) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mike!! Nice sample pour of deep golden almost amber with a smaller white head. Nose is hops and some resin, plenty of citrus. Flavor is mostly hops with a mild malt backing. Plenty of citrus without being overdone. Medium to light body with faint lacing. Well done and enjoyable!
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a mostly clear burnt orange color with a small head that fades normally. Aroma is musty fresh hops, mostly floral, piney, and citrus with a bit of malt too. Taste has a strong bitterness and lots of hops. Very dry too. Hard to describe but the taste falls a little flat. A little too dry and bitter with nothing to balance it. Mouthfeel is creamy and a bit foamy. Overall its still pretty solid.