alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured an ambery color with a big head. Smelled strongly of malt and pine. Taste is citrus and pine and well hoppy.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with thick off white head. Aroma is powerful toasty malts with a delicious cirusy hop kick. Flavor is a ridiculous hop punch to the mouth. I wish there was a bit more balance. Hop addicts may enjoy this more than me.
topherh (1865) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is lots of pine and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet, sticky, pineapple hops, with a hint of alcohol. Flavors arenít in balance, there is to much sugary sweetness for the hops.
wwwdottom (38) - Breese, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bomber - Immediate blast of hop aroma upon opening - Golden pour with a half inch head and good lacing - Lacked the bitterness expected in a DIPA
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle clear brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hoppy and malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a two-finger width, dense and foamy, slowly dissipating light tan head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet and somewhat syrupy, medicinal grapefruit and peach hops. A light amount of deep caramel, but mainly sweeter hops. Flavor is thick and sticky, sweet cereal malts, with some chewy caramels. The citric and peachy hops have a light pine with a moderate bitterness. Dry in the finish with a pretty short aftertaste and light boozy warmth. Full body and somewhat off-balance IMO. Overall, a sweeter DIPA with a moderate bitterness that never really comes together for me. Iím not really digging the thick, sticky, chewy body either.
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate aromas of flowers and touches of alcohol, almost like perfume. Flavor is very sweet with hop flavor but not much bitterness. Nice, but not great.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). Clear, dark copper color. Medium, frothy, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with light citrus. Sweet hoppy flavor with light alcohol. Long duration. Finish is slightly bitter. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Good lacing.
jzzbassman (1364) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of riversideAK. Ruby with a nice off whit head. Great aroma of lemongrass, piney, and kitchen herbs. Sweet flavor, somewhat one-note, with it either being too sweet or bitter, never blended, kind of an odd sensation.
jrallen34 (3466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drank this from the tap into a pint glass.
It pours dark red almost vrown with a big white head, very good lacing, amber orange in color.
It smells like your normal IPA with citrus and caramel.
The taste is ok, but nothing special to distinguish from any other IPA. It tastes sweet to start but then is bitter and just sour.