tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber shared, pours a hazy piss orange color. Big white frothy head. The aroma doesn’t come off as a dipa. The flavor I get apricot and esters. The flavor does not itself to a pale ale or a dipa for that matter. Just sort of kind of fruity. Maybe this is a bad bottle but this is what I got from it.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had toasted malts, some citrus, herbal and catty hop character that seemed a bit faded. Unsure of the age on this. The hops didn’t seem assertive enough to be an imperial/double ipa. Not terrible, I just thought it would be bigger.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bomber courtesy of the brewer. There was an earlier, lower score, from a bottle that had been purchased a week prior to opening, but was out of date. The brewer was awesome enough to send me a fresh replacement bottle. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppery, herbal and resin hops with pale, slightly buttery malts. The taste is herbal, resin hops, toasted caramel malts, stone fruits. Thin-medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from the Beer Study, bottle on 4/20/13. good aroma, sweet. citrus, grapefruit and orange. Pine, tad hazed brownish orange, good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. tasty, will want to revisit with a fresher version some day, but solid offering, aroma best part.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, labeled 8.2%, shared by brew3crew. Mildly hazy golden / orange color. Thin white head, couple dots of lace. Light wood, good citrus hop zest, caramel malts. Bigger body. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, not cloying, though. Minimal bitter. Like the complex hop aroma, tastes a little aged, but aged well, though there really isn’t much wood influence in this... Is in fact not wood-aged? How do you call a beer "Mornin’ Wood" and not wood-age it? Mysteries of the universe. Good stuff overall. If it is wood-aged, it’s relatively easy-drinking
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter (shared by brew3crew with the group). Looks solid; a semi-transparent orange with sticky off-white lacing. Smells of bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Decent, but malty (although I don’t know how fresh it is).
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper, loose head. Smells smokey (a little), citrus and some pine. A bit if caramel, too. Taste is nicely sweet at first, with a blast of caramel and toffee. Lots of woody, citrusy hops in the finish.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, 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 ’delicious’ taste that makes you want more. Highly recommended!
emacgee (4009) - 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.