johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Typical IIPA flavors throughout. I’m glad I didn’t drink a full pint of this last night after the other. The 10% is well hidden.
Mittenator (1225) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flight at bottlecraft. Light copper with a light, tan head. Sweet pineapple and light bitterness.
Eberndt (165) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lots of hops flavor and very citrusy. Highly carbonated and a sticky mouth feel. Very refreshing double IPA.
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color almost orange with white head. Pine, citrus, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very bitter and with a bite.
Seannpc (25) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma with a slightly cloudy orangish appearance. Fantastic taste with a nice finish as well
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coachd (85) - 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 (731) - 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.
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jdb288 (472) - 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 (1977) - 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 (2948) - 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 (7664) - 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.