chinchill (4263) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
served in a pint glass at the brewery (from notes).
A - orange amber color / slight haze / tan head
S - hoppy, but a bit light for a DIPA / grapefruit / fresh hops
T- crisp and clean / very well-balanced hops and malt. A bit light on hoppiness and strong in malt for a DIPA. Low IBU for a DIPA.
M - smooth; slightly light; good carbonation
O: This is a great tasting brew but I gave it a slight downgrade for departure from style. This DIPA is not as bold, bitter or hoppy as Sweetwaterís IPA. Very drinkable, especially for a DIPA. Lacks only the complexity and interest of a top beer.
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark in color with off-white head. Has hints of flora and chocolate. A great lingering aftertaste
Huhzubendah (3472) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Hazy orange with a half inch or so of head that generates a fair show of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is OK, with scents of alcohol, hops, and pine.
T: Although I wasnít as huge a fan of the aroma as the other guys, Iím even less impressed with the taste. The flavor just isnít doing it for me. Hop and citrus notes seem muted and blurred by alcohol intensity. In addition, the beer is just too sweet. Overall, it was out of balance and just not that impressive.
M: Under carbonated and too sweet. Could be much better.
D: A small serving of this was more than enough. Unless the next batch of this is drastically different, this was my first and last rendezvous with Dank Tank Border Hopper.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-201
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Border Hopper
Date: October 23, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, creamy beige head, layers of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to thirdeye11) A light crystal clear orange. Smells of hops, hops and more hops- sweet grapefruit, dissipated pine sap. Taste has some cat pee, lime pith, butterscotch melting into caramel, honey, orange. Hops fade as it warms and exposes the sweet stuff more.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle courtesy of Fata2683!!). Pours hazy orange/apricot color with white head. Active carbonation. Aroma has some herb (mint?), dank hops, hard candy and some citrus. Taste is sweet malts with some bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick/oily texture. Finish is bitter. I didnít think I would enjoy this based on the nose, but the flavors are much lighter than expected. The spiciness/mint notes really add a different dimension that I like quite a bit. The alcohol is pretty well hidden also. Thanks Keith!!!
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Macís Speed Shop Steele Creek. Pours clear dark golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, little pine, and caramel malts along with some hops. Flavors of some tropical fruit and citrus with some hop bitterness and caramel malts. Nicely balanced but not overly flavorful.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with a white head. aroma and flavor were pine and citrus. body was medium/slick with medium carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up by bmanning--thanks, Ben. Served in a Stillwater wine glass.
Pours a slightly-darkened peach color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing. The nose is really quite nice with strong tropical notes along with some citrus. A lot of pineapple. The taste is a huge falloff as both it and the mouthfeel fall quite flat. There are some hops but almost no bitterness. The body is really thin and there is some slight residual sweetness. This is one of the best-smelling IPAs that Iíve come across in a long time. Itís really a shame that the flavor didnít live up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-30-2010
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden-amber body with a beige head. Aromas of passion fruit and dark honey. Flavors are grainy, malty, a little boozy, not overly hoppy. This bottle isnít all that fresh, as I opened it just now. Finish is slightly bitter with some bite. Drinkable, not what I expected.