SlovakSniper (4617) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liquide ambré. Résine collante en fin de bouche, un peu d’agrumes au nez, faiblement aromatique tout de même. Le goût est orienté par le vert, la résine, encore une fois. Davantage maltée qu’houblonnée. Une double de la vieille école. Pas mauvais mais mon palais est rendu ailleurs pour le moment.
malrubius (2420) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Hazy copper with lasting big bubble head and lace. Looks like a good homebrew. Nice fresh orangey hope aroma with just a hint of toffee or butterscotch (diacetyl) typical of NorthEast IPAs. Mild tropical fruit melon and toffee butterscotch sweetness with citrus rind bitterness that lingering. Fairly full bodied and chewy but too much. Very good. I think a lot of previous ratings maybe didn’t get it fresh.
tekstr1der (332) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark gold with clingy, thin white head. Great lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus are mild, but present. Nose has a nice bready malt as well. Beginning of the sip is a nice big explosion of resin pine, never too harsh mid-sip, suddenly balanced by a nice malt backbone with a hint of sweetness in the smooth finish. Really enjoyable. I’ve also only got about 50 pages left in the also enjoyable namesake novel right now, so not coincidental i picked this up.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 16.9 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is medium amber with a modest off-white head and a cloudy appearance. The aroma is quite pungent and powerful with its floral and perfumed hops. Also a nice noted of roasted malts buried beneath the hopped up sensations. Medium body. The taste is extraordinarily bitter with floral hops coating every inch of my tongue and inner mouth. You like hops? You got ’em.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rating #7,100. Thanks to Jcwattsrugger for the bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of grass, seaweed, toast, florals, dank orange peel, caramel malt and earthy old citrus. Medium body.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks! Pours a hazy burnished bronze color with a medium sized dense creamy tan head. Good head retention. Citrus and tropical notes are wafting over from the glass a few feet away. Further aroma notes are toffee and a bit of resin. The taste is toffee malts with a bitter citrus and pine hop finish. A little bi-polar as the sweetness lingers a bit before the bitterness kicks in. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cream, three-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Murky amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy clove nose, flavor some grapefruit hops with hints of caramel. Lingering bitterness. Pricey at $7.75 for a 500ml bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett NH. Bottled 1/4/2014.
MaBeer1972 (1641) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Chase Street Mkt. Pours out a very murky brownish-amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet burnt rubber. Flavor is bitter and rubbery, with some sweet smoke. Bit too much of a mess.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from growler into perfect pint glass. Slightly hazy amber pour with little to no head, even after an aggressive pour. Aroma is all sticky sweet hop resin and pineapple. Flavor starts out on the sweet side of the hops and then finishes with a big, pine resiny bite. Not harsh, but a slightly rough finish. A pretty thick hop slurry on the tongue. Tasty local DIPA!
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 16.9oz bottle-shaving cream lt tan-hazy gold. A-spice-mint [aspirin] /herbal, lt/med malt. T-harsh pine [iodine/aspirin] hop bite, med malt-toasty with a touch of sweetness trying to creep out from the harsh. Would like to try this again. White sticker on bottom side of bottle: DON-11 10/2/13