brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Whiskey St. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Lots of sweet peach and some caramel malts. Big time grapefruit, some orange rind, and lemon peel. Pretty decent bready malts and some tropical fruits. Not bad, decently hoppy but certainly sweeter than I typically like.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent DIPA. Surprisingly balanced with a dense hop nose, mostly citrus but with some piney qualities. Flavor to match aroma.
wilnatp (659) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy gold. Aroma of resin and some fruit. Taste is both tropical (maybe pineapple) and pine.
peponi (1367) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: passion fruit, mango, herbs.
Appearaance: hazy amber color, nice creamy head.
Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and citrus), some mango and passion fruit notes, herbs, nice malty backbone, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitterfinish.
Overall: Quite decentt DIPA, drinkable.
AirForceHops (5938) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle purchased from the local H.E.B, Austin TX. The stamp on the bottom of the can reads Best Before: 9/3/2015, very fresh. Mason jar shows a copper color, lasting head retention. Aroma is mild at best, light caramel, pine and caramel.
Flavor is surprising for a DIPA. Super thin body that is borderline watery. The ABV is masked but no real hop punch to speak of. Sweet malt, to much caramel, maybe honey. I guessing Crystal 60. Muddled overall. I was really hoping for better at this price point, damn it. Ok we have inconsistency here or are people lying about this brew?
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High ABV hop bomb from Salt Lake?! What Would Joseph Smith Do? Order a pint! Plenty of hops but not overwhelming--fairly nice balance and a medium body.
sawbuck (609) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney hop aroma on the nose....some citrus. Nice deep orange color, with a light tan head. Rich sweet malt up front. Almost nutty. Piney bitterness next with an alcohol burn. Finish is the same bitterness and burn with a slight memory of sweet malt from before. Warm echo of alcohol down the hatch. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Not bad.
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 6/19/15 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-38° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt, hops, caramel, and alcohol. This medium to full bodied brew has a lot of malt and alcohol going on in it and not a lot of hops.
ibrubeer (284) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is nice, with a bit of raisin actually! Clear dark golden color, with a nice tight white head and pretty good lacing for a beer with this much alcohol. Very pleasant hoppy taste. Good balance of malt and hops. Taste a little piney, sweet flavor, citrusy. Medium bodied...maybe a bit more than that. Overall, a very nicely balanced DIPA. Alcohol is not too evident.
kevinsenn (1947) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Citrus, raisin, and resin aroma. Boozy brandy taste with raisin and citrus fruits. Moderately bitter finish.