bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, florals, and grass. Flavor of caramel malt and hops (citrus, florals, grass) with a moderately bitter finish.
johngiolas (18) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Underrated primarily because of its Utah origins. Beautiful orange color, head that diminishes to great lacing. Good balance between strong and bitter hops with complex caramels and distant fruit. Good Imperial IPA.
Beerman6686 (4206) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a organge color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of sweetness follow by lots of piney hops. Flavor was thick chewy sweet malt, almost overbearing, not quit balanced out by the average amount of hops in this one.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 12/19 Pgh tasting, thanks to douglas88!
Orange with a wispy head. Fresh hop nose is pine, some malt balance in biscuit. Flavor with more balance from malt, but again, earthy pine dominates. A little salty of a finish for me, particularly given the thin mouth.
cheap (3971) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big thanks to Douglas88 for this at the Pgh RB gathering 12/09. Please forgive my numbers on this perfectly on style brew. I rate by how much I enjoy them and this is one of my least fave styles. Tho not a fan of this style, everybody at the gathering said it was a really good DIPA. If by really good we mean it is really offensive to me, then, it was really good. Orangy yellow in color. Pine and tree sap aroma. No head. Big terrible bitter brush hog across my tongue. Just plain rude to the immature inexperienced palate of a lager lover. Mouth coating oily feel that leaves me wanting a lindemans framboise, heheh. What else can be said? Just nastily on style. If you like this style, better arrange a trade with douglas88, you will not be sorry!
BuckeyeBoy (2633) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to douglas88 who is trying to single handly hook Squatters up with as many rates as possible. I think they should make a douglas stout or something like that. Pours out a orange amber topped with a tan head. Aroma is of sweet caramel, rich malts, and floral hops. Taste much of the same sweetness and light hop bitterness. Not bad for a Utah beer.
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from a Cost Plus beer pack. Poured a murky orange/amber color with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, orange, and earth/pine. Flavor was well balanced for the style and quite drinkable; dangerously so. Caramel up front and it fades to reveal some citrus and earthy hops. Not the most flavorful or hoppy for the style, but definitely one of the more drinkable.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours copper with faint haze, off white head and some dandy sheet lacing. The aroma begins with a touch of grapefruit and then quickly slides into pine and then nearly tree sap with a sense of malt sweetness in the background. The taste begins with a short sweet malt pulse becoming citrus with grapefruit as well as growing pine hop bitterness. To midway and toward the finish both the grapefruit and pine like hop bitterness come to a zenith and then slide down to the finish leaving grapefruit and tangelo hop flavor with a bit of pine bitter hop zing hanging around deep into the after taste. Solid DIPA delivering an abundance of bitterness and some hop flavor, cheers!
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 ( 12 oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear light amber. Nose of grapefruit citrus hops, sweet bread, honey and a tinge of chlorine. Taste is caramel, oily body, orange peel, sweet bread and extremely well balanced between hops and malt. A little pine too but not overtly bitter. It’s a little syrupy, but overall a very good DIPA.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555 – thanks J! Pours hasy amber with a 2 finger creamy off-white head that leaves delicate lacing. The nose is citrus, toffee and pine. The taste is floral hops, sweet citrus, caramel and tart grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel. Solid DIPA. Thanks again Jason!