hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber with off white head. Aromas of malt, and floral and citrus hops. Taste is bitter with resin notes, balanced by sweet malts. Long bitter dry finish completes this one. Overall a decent DIPA.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle poured into a tall flute, mailed to me by my friend Suzy, just because she wanted to include something for me in a Christmas box. Excellent choice Suz!!! Clear orange-amber with dense head and stinky, stinky nose. I can smell the hoppy goodness as the glass sits on the table two feet from me. Up close it’s a strong hop and alcohol nose, with creamy hints of caramel. Strong! taste is big and strong up front. Lots of pine tree hops. Flavor fades quickly to more of a lager flavor. Very clean in the mouth, with sharp bitter leftovers. Not overpowering at 8.5%. Gooey back. Nice.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my old Beerlicious iPhone app: Draft. Citrus aroma is bang! Red/Orange in color that is clear. Frothy white head. Light bitterness to start and heavy bitterness on the finish. Medium body that is stick and thick. Average Carbonation and a bitter finish.
smag4life (36) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep orange pour with a thick, rocky, off white head. Intense spicy and floral hop aroma in the nose. Medium body with a hoppy hit upfront, but not as intense as the aroma would lead you to believe. Balanced by a sweet finish that leaves leaves the hop bitterness on your tongue. Very good DIPA.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is impressive with lots of citrus and pine hops to go along with bread like yeast and malt. The appearance is cloudy orange amber with an impressive large head that lasts and makes lots of lace (impressive)! The taste is astringent and somewhat caramely. The palate is thin. Overall a mixed bag.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a thick 1/4" head. Light aroma of malt, and honey and citrus hops. Nice smooth palate with a light to medium bodied. Pretty good actually.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a weird, tan sort of color with a thin, eggshell head. Nose is very pungent, pine, grapefruit, soap, lemons, limes, orange zest, a little bit malty. Flavor is fairly solid, heavy pine, heavy soap, the citrus is a little muddled, some grapefruit, some lemon. Good malt backing, crackers, some light caramel. Full bodied, bitter finish. Well balanced.
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy orange in color with a quickly fading white head. The aroma is very nice with Simcoe hops dominant - lots of orange, fruit and zest. Some sweet malt. The flavor has mildly sweet malt and a big Simcoe hop burst with orange and pineapple. Decent but a bit one-note. Average bitterness. Medium body with some astringency and light carbonation. Not too shabby, but just doesn’t stand up to many others in the style.
reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clear gold with a thick, foamy white/tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is subdued but has mild citrus...pineapple, mango. Flavor has some sweet malty notes and loads of grapefruity citrus...also some tealike leafy notes. Mouthfeel is oily and thick and the finish is dry and has bitter grapefruit.
EKGoldings (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have not had a Starr Hill beer that has impressed me before, so I did not have high expectations. I drank this alongside a Burton Baton and DFH90. I was quite impressed with this beer after a couple of sips, and after I finished half the bottle, had made my mind up to get a case tomorrow. Quite dry compared to DFH DIPAs, really lovely hopping ... I found the aroma and taste to be fairly unique, and I buy/drink Weyerbacher’s Simcoe ale often. Really, a nice DIPA if you’re tired of the overly sweet varieties that seem too prevalent these days. Highly recommended, may become a new favorite, I preferred this over the DFH beers! Oh, the name I think is goofy, but we don’t drink the name.