Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light gold. Smells of citrus, pine, some sweat. Some more tropical fruits when you get into it. Taste is kind of like sweat, metallic with a fruity, citrus hop finish. Malt is kind of grainy and offputting, weird astringent bitterness in the end. Not a very impressive DIPA, could be a bad bottle.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Whole Foods in Fairfax, VA.
Pours a dark golden orange/amber color with a one finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Floral hop aroma with lots of pine and grass countered by grainy malt, subtle citrus and booze. More earthy than sweet smelling wih only faint hints of citrus ring and tropical fruit. Underneath the malt backbone gives off hints of caramel and biscuit. Smells a bit one dimensional.
Medium bodied nut on the lighter end with a balance of earthy hops, faint fruit notes, pale malt and sweet alcohol. Floral and earthy up front with some dry piny flavor and a decent amount of bitterness that lingers through to the finish. I was expecting more of a citrus/tropical fruit presence but only picked up some faint orange peel. Slightly toasted pale malt backbone with hints of caramel, biscuit and nut. Boozy in the finish.
Overall this was a decent DIPA that had a nice bitter earthy flavor but it was a bit one dimensional and a touch too boozy. Still, it was easy drinking and enjoyable.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with ksurkin. Pours dark golden color with off white head. Citrus aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grapefruit and caramel flavors with some other citrus also. Medium body with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Thanks Ken.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft from Whole Foods) Bright copper body with a bid, foamy off-white head. Great floral, fruity hop aroma: grapefruit, orange, sweet, and very floral notes. Medium- to full-bodied, a little sticky. Alcohol is pretty evident, and it has a warming finish. Very bitter flavor; has grapefruit, rose, lemon, moderately sweet. Long, bitter finish.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright mango skin flesh orange with one finger of creamy yellowish head. Nose is rich and resinous, notes of grapefruit rind and apricot over a sweet malt character. Flavor is rich and a bit more bitter than i’d like. Not as dry as it should be. Grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange peel and grapefruit peel aroma. Slightly hazy amber, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Powerfully bitter lemon zest initially. Grapefruit peel reveals itself at midpalate with a lesser degree of bitterness. Very very tinny. Somewhat resinous. Despite the detractors, Starr Hill went all in with the hops. Decent IIPA.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks emacgee for sharing. Golden amber with thin white head. Nose is big grapefruit, light floral and pine, some sweet buttery malts. Flavor is bitter grapefruit, sweetness is minimal. Chalky and astringent finish. Meh.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, foamy tan head. Strong citrus, spicy hops, floral notes, caramel and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is big citrus, orange rinds, grapefruit pulp, spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt, and floral notes. Body is medium with a strong, creamy carbonation and a lingering resinous and bitter mouthfeel. Finishes with more spicy hosp, citrus resins, grapefruit, light pine, caramel, and sweet malt. Some tropical fruit as well.
carl4beer (521) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
back at RB after a lotta just dinkin’ the stuff...
pours clear with deep golden color and small white head. aroma is citrus grapefruit and a hint of pine. mouthful is very representative of the aroma with a nice bitter finish the lingers just a bit. pretty easy drinking DIPA that i will make a regular of mine.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Duckworths. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, little bit of pine, some caramel, and hops. Flavors of grapefruit citrus, pine, caramel malts, and bitter hops. Carbonation is a little light, but finishes with bitter hops. Nice hops flavor, but mouthfeel is off.