GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Finally a DIPA that doesn’t suck. Poured a clear yellow with a dense, rocky, cream colored head that had awesome retention and okay lace. Aroma is citrusy hops, fresh fruits, some ever so slight pale ale malt husks and grist in the aroma (sort of like dog food- but not in a bad way). Taste is sweet, citrusy, slight hop bitterness cut by tropical melons, cantaloupe, mango, cane sugar. Pretty yummy. 8+ abv is hidden.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden with an off-white head. Flavor is mild bitterness with a nice sweet malt backbone and lots of citrus on the nose/palate. Very nice.
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nice hoppy aroma one this one, with apricot, grapefruit, and pine resin. Woody. Sweet malt notes, too. Terrific nose. Golden amber clear body with thin white lacing head. Medium thick body, luscious, with medium carbonation. Starts with nice sweetness. Sugary with light caramel and biscuit, carbonic acidity, and great citrus and apricot sweetness. Finish is medium bitter with pine and citrus rind, lingering sugar. Light bitter after.
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso, courtesy of RJ - thank you sir! Bright golden yellow, edge head. Aroma of wet grass. Taste is very fresh and bright, easy to drink, with scant bitterness at the finish.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another outstanding impy IPA! This one pours a dark golden color with a fairly thick and rich white head. The nose is full of hops, with hints of grass, resin, citrus and wood. The flavors are very bitter, dry and spicy, with lots of hops. There is a very nice balance going on here, too, with a light bready malt tone. The finish is once again very dry and spicy.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Location: Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 7/25/10
Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with a good fruity presence, peach, resin/pine, and grapefruit
Appearance: The pour is rather light in color and clear, golden-yellow, thin head
Flavor: The taste is rather hoppy up-front with fruity sweetness sneaking into the finish
Palate: The palate on this one is dry, almost dusty, with a long finish, and average (plus) carbonation
Overall, this was an interesting Double IPA from Southern Tier. It doesn’t feel as "Southern Tiery" as their usual beers, if that makes any sense, but it works pretty well. Solid stuff.
PorterPounder (7334) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - 12 oz bottle. Light orange pour, sticky, white fluffy head that leaves a generous coat of lacing. Resiny aroma with plenty of spruce and a hint of cat urine. Fresh, stick to your rib flavors with strong grapefruit bitterness and a sweet back end of apricots. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Excellent.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus from adrian910ss! Clear dark yellow pour, a little carbonation and a fresh orange/hops aroma. Flavor silky fresh citrusy hops, some honey and creamy and a little herbal on the finish. Decent DIPA, I will be looking to pick some of this up locally if the price is right.
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber color. Hoppy aroma: citrus, grass, sweat, pine. Flavor is sweet and very fruity, with caramel, citrus, plums. A bit too sweet and heavy, though the hops work nicely. Restrained bitter finish. Good, but I was hoping for more.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark gold with nice amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is mix of resiny pine hops and citric grapefruit hops. Flavor reminds me of sugared grapefruit up front with a nice slightly bitter floral hop finish. Overall, very enjoyable and good for summer.