coachd (235) - Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks refreshing, noticeably lighter than most DIPA’s I have tried with a big white foamy cap. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with some honey undertones, grass and light pine. Aroma was a little faint; I could have used a little more. Taste is surprisingly light, sweet malt up front with some hops making an appearance next and in the aftertaste. Very drinkable for 10%. Great for a warm day; I recommend it especially because of the reasonable price. It comes in an impressive, expensive looking bottle to boot.
UncleKorm (974) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap poured an orange hue w/ a creamy diminishing head. Medium malty aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet and bold bitter finish. Tastes are malts and sweet citrus. Full bodied and boozy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure of bottle age. Picked it up at Peabody’s last week in Blowing Rock, NC. Pours clear gold with quarter inch white head. "Sweet" aroma - stone fruits, roses, very nice. Taste is sweet caramel malt...not quite to brown sugar, but a butterscotch type characteristic. Really overpowers the hops here. Some lingering and noticeable hop characteristic on the finish. All in all, very interesting.
thomat (2232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, hops and alcohol. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with almost no head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle 650 ml. BB Aug 2011.
Though this is very old, especially for a DIPA, it turns to more of a sort of hoppy Barley Wine with this kind of age to it. Hence I do not feel bad about rating an old bottle, giving if for me very decent score too. Though I have not had this beer fresh, I feel almost certain I enjoyed this beer better with age than I would have a fresh one, given my preference for less bitter beers, and feeling how this tasted with age to it. Barley Wine style > DIPA.
Slight bit hazy copper color, small off-white head. Sweet, bitter almond, hoppy scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.Marmelade and jam, nice.
deaconmike (413) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from a bottle shop in NC. Good looking beer - amber orange with a thick offwhite head that dissipates down to a thin cap. Aroma is caramel malt, fruity and earthy. The taste is mildly sweet and not all that bitter for a DIPA. The taste is very malty with the fruit shining through as well. Body is medium full and texture is somewhat oily. Overall, a decent beer, but very malt forward; more so than what I’m looking for in a DIPA.
weronica (23) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smörkola, karamell, citrus. En fin grumlig gul/orange ton. Lätt drucken. Lever kvar i munnen en stund. Oerhört vacker flaska.
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lagrad sedan 2012. Humlen har dött sen länge sedan. Lakrits och kola i skön balans.
bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pristine copper pour with an inch of thick offwhite head, lots of bubbles. Earthy citrus hop aroma that’s orangey and bitter, sweet carmel malt too. Average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, finish was pretty clean. Relaly malt forward with doughy and carmel malt flavor, bitter orange pulp and piney/pitchy/resinous hops. Good DIPA but lots of malt.