piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - SEP 22, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample shared with oakbluff. Pale amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Very poor aromas of candied oranges, metal, and... well... garbage. I think oakbluff’s verbal description of: "refigerated manderin oranges that were bought in early December, left in the fridge, and forgotten about until the end of January" is pretty much spot on. Flavor wise, things are a bit better: with some caramel and sweet orange elements coming though loud and clear. But where are the hops? There wasn’t a whole lot of bitterness or wood or spice or anything that would have added balance. The lack of bitterness made the palate pretty damn watery too. We must have had an off bottle.
DocJitsu (591) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with suspended cloud swirls with an off white, large, fluffy head. Lace snags and spiderwebs as the head subsides. Sweet toffee/caramel dominates the nose. Some subtle notes of citrus waft out of the glass as well. Full, smooth texture that becomes progressively astringent as the beer finishes. Pretty malty, but not as much as the nose would indicate. Some mildly tart citrus blends pretty nicely with the maltiness. Some zinc expresses itself as well. Nothing great. Certainly not worth the $14.50 I paid for the sixer.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Very Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Earthy, Clay, Mild Citrus
T: Orange Juice, Mildly Malty
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Citrus
Overall, I dont know if it is the most mildly balanced DIPA or a faux IPA with orange juice mixed in...make a decision and get back to me because whatever is playing the part of a DIPA is not cutting it and should be let go.
gripweed57 (438) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy orange gold color. Small white head. Big pine, grapefruit nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has nice notes of mango and and pine hops. Fruity a complex. Huge bitter, spicy dry hop finish.
b_fizzle (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a little wood (oak)
really good...very good on initial 2-3 drinks, but then forward, loses it’s luster and could be a bit more heavy on hops. This is being a little critical...it’s really, really good!
Elwood (2904) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy reddish color with a small off white head. The nose has an unusual fruity aroma. Not quite tropical. A good bit of caramel as well. The flavor leans towards the sweet side with overripe orange and that weird fruity note that I can’t quite place. Medium to full body with a medium to long finish. While solid, for some reason this one didn’t wow me.
Sammer (965) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Big and bold taste, with hints of citrus, booze, pine and wood. Nice DIPA.
S_Side_Smitty (331) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is tropical mango-apricot and some light malts. Taste is sweet tropical flavors with a blast of pine and a bitter finish. This is a powerfully flavored DIPA!5
keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is slightly hazy with an amber hue, the creamy head is light tan and has great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is caramel and bright orange, perhaps peach too.
Taste: Very nicely balanced with only a slight hint of alcohol on the finish. Big malty body is balanced by orange and peach hop flavor and a light bitterness.
Palate: Medium body bordering on thick with soft carbonation.
Overall: This is a really good IIPA that I’ve been passing up for a while. I won’t any more.
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear light amber orange color with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a bit off-putting, almost soapy/musty, with a slight hint of citrusy hops. Flavor more than makes up for it though. Well balanced citrusy hop bitterness with a light malt and fruity sweetness. Light bitterness and heavy fruity sweetness linger in finish. Medium creamy body. I like drinking this, but if it weren’t for the aroma, I would have rated this beer much higher.
Errl (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is gold with a white head..Nose is juicy hops, pine, tropical fruits, nice malt..Taste is pine, hops, citrus fruits, nice malt backbone, fruits..