dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange with floating sediment and a thick off-white head. Aroma is surprisingly mild for a DIPA, but is there of unplaceable hops, alcohol, and pine. Taste is exactly the same. Just not impressed with this, I was expecting more.
rxeight (1510) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Over a year old. Was told it was better as a year old barleywine than a fresh barleywine. And they’re right. Bitter English barleywine. Caramel malts. Slight booze. Not bad.
hfmejias (809) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, amber, huge off white head, nice lacing all over the glass. Hoppy aroma, some malts, fruits and some booze. Taste starts bready and malty, hoppy and fruity towards the end; a bit boozy too. Very enjoyable and quite drinkable.
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep cloudy orange color, head isn’t there but the lace is all over the glass. Aroma is hop, wheat, dark fruit, yeast, alcohol. The fruits come flying out of the wine glass I’m drinking this out of. Excellent. Flavor is hop, roasted malt, stone fruits, lime, vegetables, oak, pine, spice. I feel the warmth from the ABV after only three sips. Delightful.
BeerdedDave (512) - - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma with alcohol notes; nice fruity, citrusy hop flavor with a medium bodied, sweet malt base
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid dipa. Orange pour white head. Floral and fruit bowl aroma. Orange lemon and grass floral taste in a moderate body and carbonation. Tasty.
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma is floral, hops. Taste is same. Hops heaven!
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-13-12 -
Poured from bottle into snifter
Appearance – Pours a beautiful vibrant orange color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and delicious. It’s sweetness is largest in a tangerine smell, but has other sweet smells of caramel, banana, and some tropical fruits. Along with the sweet is a nice bready aroma and some notes of a yeasty nature. Overall it is a wonderful smell.
Taste – The taste begins of a big bready and malty flavor with hints of a the tropical fruit and tangerine are present. The bready and malty flavors create a base for the brew and remain rather constant throughout, but the fruit sweetness varies through the taste. The fruit initially starts light, grows stronger toward the middle, and then fades again toward the end. During the sweet flavor transitions the hop flavors transition as well. In the beginning there is a light citrus hop. More toward the middle of the taste more grapefruit and lemon citrus come to the tongue. In the end, the hop flavors increase again as some earthy hops join the mix. The combination of the malty, hoppy and light fruit are joined by a medium alcohol presence to leave a bitter hop and light tingling warmth on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – At 10 % abv the body of the beer is medium with a carbonation level that is average.
Overall –This beer has a very nice taste, smell and look. It’s pretty good stuff and well worth a try.
Steverus0 (198) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Radiantly floral on the nose with sweetness behind it. Pours a hazy caramel with diminishing and long lacing head.
When this brew bursts on the palate it is all hops at first with varied but all floral hop character and sweetness from the well balanced malts. Finishes with a boozy burn and a clean palate. Whoa.
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Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours golden, very bitter and juicy, sweet toffee, quite nice.
fitwitchik (367) - USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle given to my buddy Jeremy into a pint glass a nice honey orange color with a lightest beige head.
Aroma is upfront sweet almost like honey. A touch of grassiness.
Flavor really sweet which didn’t balance with the hops as well as other DIPA (and DIPAs are my jam so I have had quite a few) Don’t get me wrong this is well above average DIPA but it lacks the quality finish of a hops finish that better DIPAs have within their profile.
Won’t run out & buy but not completely dissed by this brew.