thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber) clear bright orange with a ring of white bubbles. Nose of dank weed, oranges, candied fruit. Taste of orange juice, nice sweet balance, bready, very light grapefruit. Candied citrus all over the place. Nice DIPA.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark murky orange with a pillowy snow white head. Fresh resiny aroma with some cat urine sweet hoppiness, a bit of spruce. Flavor is full bodied plenty of citrusy goodness, some nectarines, a hint of dates and a back end of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Overall. very decent.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, last one, at total wine in greenville. pours a hazy, copper orange with a one-finger, whispy white head and a light ring of lace. aroma is very nice, very dank as expected from sweetwater, with sticky hops, grass, pine esters and heavy citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. flavor is damn nice as well with more sticky, sweet hop notes of peach, apricot, and pineapple backed by orange citrus, pine esters, soap and a bit of spice with a bitter, clean finish. palate is medium bodied, bitter, and nicely carbonate with a fruity aftertaste. overall, a very solid effort from sweetwater but i wish i had a bit fresher.
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14 ounce serving - $4.75 at Raging Burrito in Decatur, Georgia.
Appearance: Served a lightly hazed, dark copper-toned body with a creamyish, white head.
Smell: Scented of fresh-cut lemons, tropical fruits, and moistened flower petals superimposed over a whelming maltiness of softly bready malts and intensely sugar simple syrup with a hint of caramel.
Taste: Pale malts along with some lightly bready honey malts with an additional hint of light caramel. Fresh lemon peel, a couple chunks of pineapple, and some sharp, resinous florals underscore with a bit of soapiness. Moderate bitterness. Resinous quality increases as it warms, though a rebound of sugary residual sweetness on the back-end cuts through it. Still, it finishes bitter and resiny, with some heaviness on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: The fourteen ounces was just about right for me. A nice DIPA using the latest "it" hop, citra.
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - brought to me by my friend Noel along with Sweetwater IPA. Copper pour with a short white head. Aroma is mouthwatering with strong piney hops, grapefruit juice, caramel, sweet malt, and pure hop oil. Taste is delicious! More piney hops, grapefruit, orange oils, hops resins, chewy caramel and sweet malt. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a mild resinous feel. Finishes with more grapefruit, pine needles, earthy hops, orange oils, and caramel. Very tasty! Nice gift!
portableparty (1993) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle (thanks Greg). Pour is bright and hazy amber with a frothy kahki head. Aroma is mutled malt and hops with some caramel too. Taste is creamy and sweet with bitter hops that come off fruity and gritty. Palate is medium feel with a chaulky dry finish. Pretty good!
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear vibrant orange, a little lacing and an aroma of hops a funky earthy orange aroma. Flavor is sweet vanilla, orange, very syrupy hops and finished warming and soapy. Very different than your average DIPA, but worth buying.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and apricot. Taste has light bitterness. Lot of honey in the finish. Good beer.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is an orange-amber in color with a soapy off-white head forming and leaving a small amount of lacing.
S: A really pungent and powerful hop aroma, which is really quite nice. Lots of freshly cut grass and some grapefruit peel, initially at least. Plenty of sweetness, too, especially in the form of honey and peaches.
T: The flavor is also very heavy on the honey notes. Super grassy and floral with a decent breadiness to it. A moderate level of citrus flavor and bitterness, but not overwhelming.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. A touch of bitterness lingers on the palate.
D: As a double IPA, this is not the greatest example, but it is a pretty good beer. I enjoyed drinking this one.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Citrus hops right away on the aroma with some caramel malts, and some grapefruit. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit. Alcohol is covered up pretty well. Plenty of hop flavor but not overbearing. Nice blend but still strong with citrus.