Sammy (8398) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent though not exceptional dipa. Very drinkable, bit of colour and fruitiness. Middling mouthfeel. More hop characteristic would make a difference.
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BLACKED IPA hooked me up with this. Love the red bull sized can. Reddish pour with a big off white head. Reminds me of an imperial red more than a double IPA. Caramel, brown sugar, citrus hops, some dank. Similar flavor, a bit on the sweet side in the finish. No hint of the ABV.
MadRobin (1859) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco's Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD.
Clear, deep copper red with small ivory head that fades leaving an excellent coat of fine lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, citrus and a little hay and pine.
Taste is big on hops with grapefruit and pine taking the lead with nice orange overtones and caramel malt in the finish. Starts bitter and hoppy, but finishes with a nice malt and hops balance.
Body is full and carbonation is on the soft side.
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BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can via a trade. Pours with a hazed, burnt caramel hued body with a massive, khaki to off-white head. Way too dark for what I think of as an IPA or DIPA. Aromas are appropriately of resin, citrus, a boat load of crystal malt, melon, floral, toffee, and light pine. Flavors are somewhat mild up front, then a massive malt hit of brown sugar and caramel. Medium bitterness, light grapefruit pith hoppy character, resin and burnt caramel. Big bodied with medium to lively carbonation. Very much in the vain of an American Barleywine. Way too big, sticky and sweet for my tastes in Double IPAs.
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange pour with a weak tan head that dies quickly but itís legacy is the OUTSTANDING lacing on the glass! This is hoppy as hell but you wouldnít know it from the aroma. No nose of pine, floral, or other hop give aways. This has a nose of rich caramel. The flavor is of caramel and malt, or at least I think it is. The over abundance of hops overrides any other flavors and greatly affects the final score Iím giving it. I like, nay, LOVE hoppy, bitter brew. But if it costs the other flavors an appearance on the olí taste buds itís going to cost points in the rating. Paid $2.99 for a 12 ounce can at Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes. Can from Hawksfan. Citrus, Grapefruit, quite hoppy, sticky, piney. Strong bitter aftertaste.
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Mighty thanks to Viktor for this special delivery!
I love this: a good beer in can, like Surly and Maui Brewing, itís already 1 point extra!
A lovely medium, and slow disappearing, creamy head on top of an almost clear brighter orange colored beer.
Smell is a lovely mix of lots of tropical/exotic fruits, mango, peach, pine, pine apple, citrus, abricot, resin, freshly mown grass, ginger bread.
Taste lot of hops, hop fruit, peach, pine, mango, abricot, grapefruit, nice bitter, (sweeter) sticky malts and barleys, hint of alcohol, light spicy/herbs and a hint of cheese.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Well balanced, a decent to more forward malty backbone and an absolutely loving structure/texture, thick oily.
Why donít they sell this in the supermarket here? Good beer!
Plovmand (6316) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Trade through RamyG4. Thanks! Pours bit hazy amber with a steady creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, light toasted malt, pine and fruity hops. The flavour is pine, fruit, citrus, sweet fruit, caramel and ends up light boozy and sweet fruity.
rosenbergh (6556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can. From Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of Brandman.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with small white head.
Fruity and resiny hoppy aroma, mild bitterness and strong caramel malt sweetness. Balanced. Flavour is more bitter. Some fruitiness and resiny hoppiness. Balancing caramel sweetness with malty body. Smooth. Bitterness stays. Good. 9.1% well hidden.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pine and orange aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with slight head. Lightly sweet malt flavor initially followed by moderately bitter pine hops. Bitter aftertaste. Bland with hops subdued.