crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NEw label. For reference had a dorado before this. SMell is earthy, malts, and citrus hops. Flavor is not bitter at all. Smooth fruitiness, flaoral notes, grapefruit pith creeps in, not caramel malt but sweet malt for balance. Not bad.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear amber with a one inch off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, hops, malt, and a touch of citrus.
taste is of grain, hops, some citrus, caramel, and pine comes through in the back. ends bitter and dry.
allfreej (511) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper pour with a fine off white head. Great lacing.
Resin and pine notes. Caramel malt.
Thick, rich caramel malt. Resiny hops. Piny. Sticky.
An excellent DIPA. Very robust. Good stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
BeerSquare (114) - - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh, heck yeah-- this is just what I needed to remind me of the awesome, awesome beers that come out of Speakeasy. . . that for the most part I canít get here in Chi.
This is exactly what it should be-- a nice, huge, juicy, resiny DIPA.
It also has that great malt note that many of Speakeasyís beers feature-- such a nice balance to the hoppiness.
Not too tart, not too much-- a thoroughly enjoyable and drinkable dipa.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz bomber bottle). Thick and persistent head. Flavors of mellowed hops with citrus sweetness. Nicely hidden alcohol. Smooth finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slutfest 2013: Pencil shavings and grass aroma. Clear amber, thick yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is hay, overripe orange, slightly vegetal, dry. Grassy finish. Meh.
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of caramel, almond, pine, and lemon. Clear gold with fading, white head. Malty with a touch of sweetness, and balancing, earthy hops.medium bodied with good carbonation, some spice, and finishes with a snap of hops and lingering, nutty malts.
batneil (127) - - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth imperial IPA. Potent at 8.5%, but doesnít taste that strong as you drink it. Pale amber colour, slight fizz, very nice.
Pith (89) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber high carbonation with three finger light cream foamy head. Aroma is super grassy hops with grapefruit. Taste is grass hops like fresh spring into earthy quick middle with bitter grapefruit finish and lingering quiet but present aftertaste. Bit too much grapefruit for me and doesnít represent imperial IPA well.
RABinVA (689) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep gold. Slight white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is passion fruit, pineapple, grass, and a slight malt balance. Finishes crisp but slightly sticky.