tambrico (50) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently drinking this 9/13/13 version on its last day of "freshness" . Aroma is very piney and hoppy. Pours a light amber with a very thin white head. Very citrusy taste, pine notes in there as well. Bitter throughout, but the finish is even more bitter. This is a quality DIPA offering, but I’m actually a little bit disappointed that I don’t like this as much as ruination. Perhaps this doesn’t have the sweetness or the smoothness to match ruination. Perhaps I’ll give another one of these a try when they’re fresh.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This really is a superior IPA. UP there with the Hill Farmsteads I recently had for sure. This beer brings serious game, and I’m just under the due date on my bottle. I can imagine what it’s like even fresher. Citrus, booze and sweet malt. Even some florals. Pours dark amber with good head and lacing. I prefer this to the ruination. Cheers to quick shipping power. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not being a brewer myself, I don’t quite understand this. I understand why cheap lagers would need a sell-by date, but I don’t get why a high abv/gravity beer like this is better off sold this way. I’ve had plenty of DIPAs that are great when aged and there’s plenty going on here to keep it lively. Even so, this was a compelling beer. The aroma was especially resplendent with grapefruit, big orange citrus, and floral veins. The flavor wasn’t all that, but was still extremely drinkable and balanced, with little hint of the alcohol. Solid body, too. Excellent. Batch 9-13-13. (on tap, Happy Gnome, St. Paul)
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit, pine, and grassy aroma. Love the fresh hop taste. Nice bitter finish. Great fresh flavors
GIJOE (601) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9.13.13. Pours cloudy amber with a slight foamy head. Sparse lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, floral notes, pine. Taste is bitterness with a sweet tropical fruit undertone. Quite tasty brew!
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bluemooner (600) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
09.13.13: Pours a hazy golden with a medium, fluffy white head and some lacing. Aroma is grassy hops and citrus fruit. Flavor is grapefruit and other citrus notes, grassy hops, pepper, and a burning hop finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Wonderful brew.
shrevis (10) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed a couple of the EB91313 bottles and was pleasantly surprised. Decent hops flavor and a very pleasant aroma
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LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn good beer and a great concept. This was a 9/13/13 consumed on 9/8/13. Aroma was good. Strong hops, turpentine and paint thinner (all in a good way). Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger of pillow for a head. Taste was very bitter and fresh. Strong citrus, grapefruit rind and hot alcohol mix with sticky sweet malt. The sweetness never has a chance because the bitterness and hotness wipes it out in the finish. Nice carbonation for the style.
superspak (2481) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1700th review! 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, peach, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical and citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, passion fruit, pine, floral, and light caramel on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity of big citrus/tropical hop flavors with surprisingly light pine presence; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA as expected. All around awesome complexity of tropical/citrus hops; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the ABV. An extremely delicious offering.
Dr_MedievAle (159) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 9.13.13
Aroma: orange juice, grassy hops. Appearance: slightly cloudy, golden orange. Excellent lacing and carb bubbles. Off-white and foamy head with decent to subpar retention. Taste: Orange, grapefruit, with peppery notes in the middle that fade into a light alcohol and bitter finishes that cleans up nicely, leaving little aftertaste. Palate: Soft, oily. Lively carb with a bitter but short-lived finish.