zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Passionfruit and grapefruit rind aroma. Bright and citrusy hop taste of tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit with notes of pine and sweet malt. Mild bitter hop finish. A nicely done DIPA.
trapped (1778) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours clear rich yellow with small off-white foamy head, faint grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, long hoppy finish. Very nice IPA with smooth mouthfeel despite the high alcohol content.
Evolutionary (426) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at local roots. Nose is all hop with a bit of sweetness in there. Hop bite is muted by sugar up front. Little floral notes until the end. A bit too sugary for me but smooth as butter.
Ron (3277) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erica and Chris. Pours a nice orange color with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice resiny piney citrus hit with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Taste is nice and hoppy with a lot of grapefruit and a little pine, sweet caramel. Big bitter ending, The alcohol was hidden well here.
Dal9000 (399) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden Amber with a thick off white head. Silky creamy mouth feel with a immediate slam of those piney orangey simcoe hops. The hop taste lingers for a long time.
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jh773 (242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in 12oz. tulip at the brewpub. Crystalline orange, thin head. Taste is strong orange/citrus, not much bitterness. Smooth body. Good use of Simcoe.
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to michcam8 for sending. Pours a touch hazy bright orange appearance with an off white head. Aroma is a little spicy and creamy with lots of passion fruit, grapefruit, and oranges. Medium body. A touch boozy. Flavors of candy, tropical fruit, spicy hops, and pineapple. Fine.
TheCaptMatey (199) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pale gold with a frothy off white head. Aroma is citrus , biscuit malt, and floral hops. Flavor is sweet with tropical citrus fruits (grapefruit/lime) and herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with a slight chewy mouthfell. Sweet finish with little to no bitterness. Didn’t have much an expectation for this, but I must say that it is a juicy brew. Rich tropical flavor with minimal bitterness. Probably a better summer brew. Makes me wish winter was over.
mambossa (215) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright hazy gold with great head retention throughout. Aroma of ripe citrus, banana, funky pine, and densely-sweet floral. Warm tropical fruit in flavor, sticky maltiness with a sharp floral hop on the roof of the mouth. Very interesting and very flavorful.