ipalotdotcom (14) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose gives huge amounts of orangey malt with a touch of grapefruit.
The color is light amber and hazy with bubbles and ’nummies’ aka sediment.
Medium sweetness leads while the stealthy bitterness attacks like a grapefruit pith ninja in the mid palate,
The body is deceptively full. The ascorbic character disguises the boozy weight of this ale until you have had a few mouthfuls. Plenty of bubbles keep the sediment moving around the glass. The finish is medium length and kind of clean.
Overall this is a great beer, if not a little pricey. It’s limited release window and distribution radius make it a much sought after beer. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on one.
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rcvd in trade. Two cans.
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There was barely any difference between the two glasses.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Once the head died down, the lacing wove around the glass in a nice speckled sort of fashion.
The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus to sweet sharp freshly cut pine and it came through in a strong aromatic way allowing a decent sweet maltiness to come out as it warmed.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a nice sweet maltiness coating my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there. The normal harshness of an AIPA was there assaulting my tongue very good.
Overall, what a great beer all around. Well worthy of having again.
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rarely do I rate a beer 5/5 but this comes very close: pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, floral notes, resin, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bite. Very well done DIPA.
Douberd (2309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
475 ml can at home, poured into a tall tulip.
Quite hazy body, bright golden orange in colour,small white head, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Very fruity aroma, tropical fruits, grapefruit, light citrus.
Great taste, very hoppy, pine, resin, very bitter, long lasting bitterness, grapefruit, light pineapple, tropical fruit.Very well hidden alcohol.
Medium body, carbonation on very good levels, very dry on the palate.
rouhlas (136) - GREECE - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 fl oz (475 ml) can at home. Golden almost unclear color with nice white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, some citrus, pineapple, floral notes resin and pine, light malty too. Taste is malty sweet but it quickly becomes bitter and citrusy hoppy. Medium body with oily feel and soft carbonation. Long bitter hoppy finish.
tderoeck (4730) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/V/14 - 1Pt. 16Fl. Oz. can @ ThirstyBird’s place - canned: I/29/14 (2014-452) Thanks to Uli for sharing the can!
Clear golden orange beer, aery to creamy off-white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very piny, very fruity as well, exotic fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, piny bitterness, resinous, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus. Aftertaste: piny bitterness, lots of citrus, bitter, resinous.
hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a can at Dark Lord Day 2104. Dark amber pour with white head. Medium by resinous body. Flavor is citrus and floral hops. Long bitter finish. Really good.
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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ThirstyBird (1589) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden yellow color with a hint of haze and an off white head. The nose is grapefruit, citrus with some malt coming through to balance. Grapefruit, citrus, some honey. Medium body with fine carbonation...Very nice.
jdb288 (524) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh can. Pours cloudy yellow, tall white head. Good head retention on this one. Lots of aromatics - grapefruit, tangerine, dragon fruit (anyone?), fresh bread. Got a nice punch of hops in the flavor - juicy, some pine/resin but more subtle than "Abrasive". Lots of biscuit/cookie notes as it warms. Really solid stuff.