emacgee (4309) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours soft peachy amber with one finger of sandy tan head. Piney nose and very sharp flavor. Super bitter and astringent. Some peach and peanut hull notes with some pretty serious diacetyl.
drfabulous (4656) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Malty and sweets some hoppy characters and a bit of honey. Ok.
jtclockwork (10487) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours garnet red. White head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, earthy orange peel, old tropical fruit. Medium body.
JasonWB (6) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Nice and smooth. Somewhat lightly hopped for a double ipa. Still easily drinkable and keep finding myself ordering it again and again.
LuckyDog (614) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately hoppy. Relatively sweet. Clean finish. Very drinkable. I liked it.
ben4321 (4557) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at 5 Church Restaurant in Charlotte, 11/19/14
I wasn’t too impressed by this one. It seemed like a flawed example of the style as well as a slightly overly boozy one. This isn’t a horrible beer or anything, but it was one of my least favorite new DIPAs I have tried recently. I definitely didn’t order a second.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at Texacali Taco & Tequila Bar. It pours a deep red color with a thick light tan head. The nose is on the malty side for the style. Maybe a little pine in there. The flavor seems to be weak on the hop side with just a little bit of piney bitterness, but plenty of caramel, toasted malt, and a touch of booze. Not a bad beer by any means, but certainly not an IIPA.
SpringsLicker (3240) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark amber/light brown with a generous off-white head.
Light malt aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet. No hops in the flavor or aroma anywhere. Nothing going on here resembling any sort of IIPA. Thin.
A Strong Ale of some sort?
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: this is a great double IPA...nice big malty flavor to balance out the hops. This is a great beer, and very well balanced. Lots of flavor.
radagast83 (5500) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bomber with some co-workers that I brought back from NC over Labor Day weekend. Poured a dark bronze color with a small white tan head. Aroma was some heavy resin notes, pine, boozy caramel notes. Flavor was nice heavy malt notes, some caramel, resin, pine. Herbal. Pretty tasty.
weihenweizen (2088) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Honey Tupelo Cafe. Translucent dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is grapefruit, some resin, a little herbal hops, and long bitter finish. Not one the best for the style, but not bad.