RABinCO (1295) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bootle poured into a glass. Amber pour with a super thick off-white head that just won’t go away. Aroma is kind of nail polish remover, hints of citrus and cereal malt. Taste, even the slightest sip, is bracingly bitter. Exactly what I would expect from a DIPA of his ABV. Basically a hoppy barleywine.
Beaver (1294) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish gold with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is very sweet and sugary slightly rotten fruit with some caramel malt and resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet sugary crystal malts, funky tropical fruit and some resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, odd combination of sweet sugary crystal malt, funky fruit and some resiny hops.
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of peach, some herbal notes, malt, some flour and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, herbal notes, floral notes and pine. Medium body, average carbonation.
lightbias (95) - USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper gold from the bottle at Squatter’s Airport Pub. Almost no head in this but what was laced up the side as the brew disappeared. A solid malt backbone overtakes the hops, but it seems a race between the two as I finish the glass. This has a nice pine resin taste, and a little fruity afterglow in my nose as the beer goes down. Had better DIPAs by a stretch, but this one will do in an airport pinch!
DrunkSanta410 (281) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium copper color, light haze. Aroma is floral hops, slight pine, light citrus. Mild malt presence. Taste is floral, hints of fruit and grass. Hints of pine resin at the end. Solid malt body, good bitterness with some slight sweet honey. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall a solid double ipa. Balanced.
DocJitsu (956) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky, yet vibrant orange-golden color with a perfectly formed bumpy, foamy eggshell colored head sitting atop. Tangy citrus and mango with a lot of white pepper on the nose. Thick texture for a DIPA. Good balance in the flavor. Bitter and sweet are well-balanced. The hop profile and the malt character interact seamlessly for tropical fruit quality. Alcohol is very well-obscured.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pourd. s up a big, dense off-white head. It has a very good citrus and pine hop aroma. There’s a big hoppy flavor with citrus notes, a solid malt backbone, and a long bitter finish. To me it’s a bit less bitter tasting than many beers of this style. It’s very good though.
Doofgoblin (288) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t know if it is because the can is really fresh, but this is a great double. The aroma literally hits you seconds after you open the can. The taste is exactly where you’d want it to be... I guess it could be a little more complex, but for the price this is a great beer. I would recommend this beer to any hop lover.
gruberm (329) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of pine hop aromas. Very hoppy taste but don't understand the big malt comment - I'm not getting it. Seems more bitter than 75
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jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Wittales in the local 3.14 swap. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown from the can with fluffy off-white head that leaves great lace. Aroma of nice piney and grapefruit hops, hints of pale crystal and a bit of oxidation. Taste is more oxidized, pretty much just hop bitterness with slight maltiness and pine. Moderate carbonation, lasting bitterness, a bit of boozy burn. Not too bad but nothing that exciting.