maxwelldeux (2214) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Bottle. Pours a very slightly hazy light amber color with a small white head. Nose is very light, to the point of almost not being there at all. Taste is a little hoppy and slightly bitter with some subtle floral tones to it. OK, but a huge amount of substance to this.
hhoyt (1) - - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally: a DIPA that gets the balance between hop and malt right! Most DIPAs go wayyyy overboard on the hop, thinning the body out and reducing the malt contribution. This DIPA has a fantastic initial taste and balance, both the generous hop and complex malt abound, and the finish has that ídeliciousí taste that makes you want more. Highly recommended!
emacgee (3430) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery red pour with one finger of off white head. Nose is juicy, like juicy fruit. Very interesting and unique aroma, lots of ephemeral and ethereal fruit notes. Lightly floral quality and some alcohol shows with a light sweetness. Flavor is a little sharp. Some wood and a light bitterness. Oily.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tylerís. Clearish amber with a thin off white lace. Nose is earthy and sweet, grassy, pine, light citrus hops. Flavor is on the sweet side, some light tobacco, grassy bitterness, lightly woody and boozy. Good balance like the ipa, but the bitterness is a little sharp and booze is a little heavy.