wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dank hops, citrus/fruit and very slightly musty. The flavor is hops, fruit, light grapefruit, malts and a long and bitter/mildly tart finish.
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out resinous hops, some caramel and bready notes – not overly cohesive, but pleasant. Flavour is quite chewy, with resinous and spicy hops, and bready malt to back. Well-balanced and cohesive. Nothing mind-blowing, but it’s well-integrated. Very good.
Bulk_Carrier (2789) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated leaving messy lacing running all over the place.
The smell starts off with a sticky resinous sharp sprucy/piney-ness that lingers over some light caramel malts.
The taste balances nicely between the caramel malts and the bitter sprucy/piney-ness. It leaves a nice dry sprucy/caramel aftertaste leading into a light dry piney finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely to allow a nice bitterness to invade and become what its supposed to be for this beer and style.
Overall, this was a well worthy DIPA I’d have again.
tsd08460 (270) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, grass, pine
Appearance: dark clear gold, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, citrus, pine
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
backdaft (276) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Southern Tier Super Pack. Pours a nice amber color. Rather slick and not much of a head. Aromas of dank hops and sweet bready malt. Taste is of tropical fruits, a bit of pine, and a bit of caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty easy drinkin’ for 9%.
SG111 (612) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mad Mex, Monroeville, Pa. Pours honey color, off white head. Aroma is caramel, lemon peel, orange, slight tropical guava or papaya note, mild ethanol note, some bright notes. Flavor is malty sweet toffee, Caramel, dark fruit fig-like, almost cherry, lemon, pineapple, bitter finish that sort of coats the tip of your tongue. Very nice. Drinks very much like an American Strong ale.
beerme31 (566) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, pours copper golden medium off-white head. Floral and citrus hop aroma. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, ave carbonation, wet hop finish that is mildly bitter, far less bitter than expected. Very approachable double IPA, good intro to the category for the novice.
weihenweizen (2268) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is dank hops, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dank hops, some pine, and bitter finish.
drfabulous (4925) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Not much in the nose, but a strong pine hop forward taste with some citrus and tropical fruit.
BeerdedDave (885) - - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy amber color;piney hop aroma with citrus notes; very bitter with lots of piney, resinous hop flavor; medium bodied bready malt base; bitter hoppy finish and a lingering bitterness