williamherbert (1329) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily wet-hop aroma. Touch of citrus. Imbalanced but excellent.
Appearance is red-orange; hazy, half-finger of slushy head. Beautiful lace.
The flavor is spicy, woody hop. Rye-like malts. Sweet but peppery. Really woody and intense. It has that patented "Sixpoint flavor" which I think comes from their cans.
The palate is thick, slick and oily. It is a bit oí the West Coast in an East Coast can.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this one; moreso than most DIPAs. It had a great aroma of hops and pine and, well resin. Palate was dryer than most DIPAs and very bitter with none of the sugary back end that I dislike. Finish was clean and crisp. Itís heaby, which makes sense given then IBUs and ABV but not overly so. Very drinkable for 9.1% beer.
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skinny 12 oz can; kind of a Soviet era, state issue look to it. Just misty amber brown with a fading bone head. Nose is black pepper, pine and caramel with hints of pineapple. Thick and chewy, yup resiny, with a soft buzz. Taste is grapefruit and lemon peel, briefly sweet citrus honey, pine needles and bitter pith.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber brew with lots of sticky white head. Nose of pine and resiny hops with lots of caramel malt. Flavor has lots of malt as well which provides a nice backbone to the huge hop punch. Chewy mouthfeel - the ABV is crazy well hidden.
BREWMUSKCLES (2303) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel colored brew with light brown head. Glorious flavor of ripe pungent juicy sweet Orange peel. Flavor measures up to the aroma with hint of caramel, nut, clean broomstraw, ivy and wood. Rarely an alcohol accent. Powerful refreshing and satisfying and a great beer. bit caustic with powerful almost vinegar powered foam. Sweetness overwhelms i really, really like this one.
BroSpud (1742) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz skinny can. Pours medium amber with a light head. Much darker than most DIPAs with perhaps a slightly sweeter malty quality. The name fits as it is chock full of resinous hops. No complaints with this one.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours bright gold and clear. The aroma is, as expected, full of piney, resiny hops. The flavor is a blast of hop bitterness with nice balancing malt sweetness, but the length is microscopic. I donít know if Iíve ever had a beer that hit so hard and then fades immediately.
scarletfire65 (986) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Sweet, full bodied, served too cold. They certainly captured the resinous quality of the bittering hops. Aroma of pine and spruce. Very sticky on the palate. Bracingly bitter. Long powerful finish.
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like most Sixpoint beers, this DIPA is very dark and earthy. And like other Sixpoint Beeers, I admire the brewers for their experimentation. That being said, I personally like my DIPAs lighter, as the resiny hops are heavy enough. Given that I know of no other 9.1% DIPAs in a can, this is your beer of choice if you are traveling. Otherwise, there are many better DIPAs out there.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can/12oz - Pours a dark orange-amber in color with a medium foamy off-white head that settles to a creamy quarter inch covering over the beer. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of pine resin hops, of course, but there is also some citrus and some caramel malts. Flavor is quite hoppy, as you might expect, with pine resin hops dominating. Some caramel malts present, but not nearly enough to balance the hops. Medium bitterness lingers into the finish, Some slight sweetness at the very end... Very good!