crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell is light. Peach citrus, honey, bit of cardboard. Flavor is boozy. Tastes like a mix of red vines and mango licorice. Lower bitterness. Some floral and citrus notes. Typical east coast dip a.
berntholer (670) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light beige head disappears with structured lacing. amber colour. aroma caramel, hop, pine, wallnut peel, boozy. taste like aroma with slight bitter finnish. medium body and carbonation.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour. Aroma of pine and citrus. This is a sweet syrupy DIPA, with a strong malt backbone. Flavor is not citrusy, though. More pine and resiny. The bitterness takes over the back of the tongue, and hangs there a while. I didn’t actually like that aspect. Pretty good DIPA overall.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head. Smells underhopped and over-malted with some light biscuit notes. Tastes like it smells with a sweet, borderline cloying backbone that’s average (at best) on the palate. Grandpa’s DIPA.
Jaysbeers (38) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. A clear orange copper. A bitter citrus aroma. A nice IPA, but for my taste the bitterness overpowers a bit. As it warms, there is more balance with some fruitiness, but the bitter lingers on the back of the tongue. The alcohol is well balanced by the flavors, and is not overpowering.
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BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 16-oz. glass
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga, N.Y.
Price: $7.99 (I think)
Purchased: Jan. 15, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 20, 2014
Poured an orange copper clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top.
Smelled sweet floral notes, pine, citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel malts, and bitter peppery spices.
Tasted sweet sugary floral hops, caramel malts, pine, citrus hops, peppery notes, fruity notes, amber notes and peppery spices. Not quite as bitter as the nose.
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.
A very good beer. Would love to get my hands on some more.
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear, dark copper with an nice beige head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, some pine note from hops and a bit of booze. Taste also sweet and malty but no overpowering; hops are there too, as it has bitter and slightly boozy finish. A smoother DIPA than your average.
RumRunner101 (676) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma is coconut, pineapple, caramelized malts, grapefruit. Full bodied, smooth. Flavour brings out tropical fruits including coconut, sweet bread, grapefruit. Finish is boozey with candied grapefruit. Big and bold, but a touch too sweet.
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Precioso color cobre con tonos rojizos y densa espuma marfil. Aroma de miel, melocotón, romero y ligero alcohol. En boca es densa y sedosa con un inicio dulce y afrutado y un final amargo, también afrutado y con una sequedad alcohólica. Muy rica.
Beergeek31 (5) - Newton Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice light copper color with a 1" worth of nice white head . Aroma was very pleasant with a lot of tropical fruit aromas and a little bready note. Taste was nice with the aroma fitting just perfectly here. Same caramel/bread notes with tons of tropical fruit notes, Pine and just a hint of peppery/earthy notes in the back end of the pallet. I thought the mouth feel was medium with a very resinus lingering end.