paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter. Color is of a slightly opaque amber with a lot of orange hues. Off-white head on top, rather low in height. Retention level holds up nicely, with a good amount of lacing. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, with a nice sweetness from the malts. Nice hops flavors, I pick up a lot of Warrior and Simcoe hop flavors with a nice solid citrus note. Good malt backbone on this, but a little light. Full bodied brew with this one. Very crisp and clean Imperial IPA. Good flavors, but I can see how the ABV(9.24%) could be a bit much in a bomber.
caesar (6123) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy orange golden color, short head. Aroma of strong harsh hops, quite sharp. pine, grapefruit. Bitterness is on the contrary pretty soft, especially compared to the more harsh aroma. I was in the mood for such a DIPA, so quite nice.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, 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 (2482) - 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 (2168) - 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 (2165) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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 (5514) - 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.