NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colored brew. Citrus, floral hops in the aroma. Flavor has floral hops, pine, citrus. Nice strong hops.
adrian910ss (2401) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of caramel and light pine. Taste is hoppy with hints of pine resin and caramel.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Orange and brown with white head. Aroma is muffled by creamier head but consists of citrus fruits and light candy sweetness from bigger malt background. Flavor follows malty with tangy citrus hop bite burying into the back of your gums with lasting bitterness. Finishes extra long and extra dry lipped.
r464 (1981) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery in color. Very hoppy, though the flavor is tempered with hints of grass and citrus. Strong in alcohol content. Best sipped and enjoyed in the evening :)
markas101 (1972) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Deep copper, sweet floral aroma. Syrupy, mellowing with a long hop bite at the end.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 650ml bottle, 9.24% ABV apparently, shared with Octo and Louise. Must have had at least an eggcup-ful between them. Orange-peach with a veil of haze under a fine, diminishing collar. Highly inviting, honeyed Turkish Delight aroma oozing biscuit, rose, tangerine and grapefruit. Fine and slippery with a decadent, boozy, not aggressive balance of tropical fruit, flowers, bittering pungency and pillowy malt sweetness. Hugely likeable IPA, earning a thumbs up from both myself and the ladies. Good one.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Much darker than I was expecting, an autumn burnt orange or pumpkin if you would. A nice full finger of white foam that doesnít retain for long but leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell: A very nice mixture of sweet malt and citrusy simcoe hops jumps out.
Taste: Iím liking this DIPA as it shows no astringency but still manages to satisfy my hop desires. It also reaches an enjoyable melding of sweet malt and hop bitterness. Unlike other DIPAís that tend to be one dimensional or tend to have 2 strong separate tastes (sweet malt vs bitter hops) this DIPA has one nice blended flavor that gives both sweet malt and bitter hops. The balance really works.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied and not as sticky as most DIPAís.
Drinkability: This fine blend makes for easy drinking. The sweet malt isnít overly sweet. The hops arenít overly bitter.
I really enjoyed this DIPA and would love to come back to it again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-14-2008
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitrogen Draft. Orange pour with some white head. Although its nitro it could have used a little more "carbon"ationation. Aroma is full of citrus and pine hops. Flavor is dominated by pine resins.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
Right out of the gate I will say this bottle had some age on it so take this rating for what itís worth. It pours a deep amber color with a frothy, off-white head. The nose is very mild with a touch of soap and florals. The flavor has light chocolate notes, a bit of earth, and a mild floral bitterness. The hops have subsided to reveal a nice malt character. A mild fruitiness emerges as the beer warms. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a medium, slightly fruity finish. The finish is kind of odd. You can tell this brew was something else before this incarnation. I am sure it is better fresh, but even now it is not half bad!
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfortunately this isnít one of the better double IPAs out there. I kind of knew it wasnít going to be all that great once I took a sniff of the beer. The Conductor featured too malty of a nose. Iíve smelled this same aroma before, and it reminded me of other IPAs in the past that disappointed. And this one followed suit. The flavors arenít quite hoppy enough and feature a bit too much bready maltiness. I think the sweet/sour notes of the malt overpowered the hoppiness. The finish was a bit too overpoweringly malty as well. The beer looks great, though, with a nice light amber color, generous off-white head that left a beautiful lace around the glass. But the maltiness was way too much for me to enjoy.