DrSilverworm (2726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 22oz bottle. Mildly hazy orange color, minimal white head, some lacing. Very soft carbonation. Hoppy, but not in the sense-assaulting way. Mildly warming, not so alcoholic tasting for the abv though. Also, $8 is not cheap. 7 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 16
Edit; Re-rate 6/22/12: On tap. Nice big foamy khaki head, leaving plenty lace. Sort of half hazy amber color. Really unique hop profile, earthy, pine, with a good grainy malt base. Light, smooth carbonation, big body, mildly sticky aftertaste. Nice light bitter and sweet taste, little warmth, slight bite. Great flavor, but I think the texture holds it back
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty hoppy, but surprisingly not very bitter. Booze is fairly well hidden. Pretty good stuff, definitely work a try
jackiechan2700 (2) - Delavan, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
ABV: 9.9% IBU: 100.1
Aroma: Hoppy, grainy, and resiny with with citrus notes and a hint of the well hidden booze
Appearance: A great orange, amber, like grain color with a thin layer of head that stays consistent.
Taste: The taste of hops is definitely here but no too bitter like some Imperial IPAs can be. This was very well balanced and light.
Palate: Well carbonated, warming, light, with a nice finish.
Overall: A great well balanced Imperial IPA that doesnít over due it in the bitterness taste which often ruins the beer all together.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap, served in a tulip.
A: Pours a dark amber, almost like a cherry wood, with a big frothy white head with some very sticky lace. Great rings follow me down the glass, looks great.
S: Iím picking up a very piney, resiny note that seems to fit right with my expectations. Also there is some very oaky/tree-like notes as well.
T: Same as the nose but much more pronounced and balanced. Big resiny notes with a big oak backbone. Itís not overpowering though and balances nicely with the slight dry malt. Also a little bite of bitterness at the end that really brought it together.
M: Sticky and slightly syrupy with a medium carbonation. Coats the palate with a nice piney bitterness, but very smooth.
O: This was thicker and more oaky than I was expecting with my line of other DIPAís, but I enjoyed it. It was well balanced as well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-07-2011
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma and taste of caramel, fruity and pine resin
douglas88 (4480) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Dallas. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A rich fruity nose with caramel. A big malty IPA with loads of pears, some candy, bitter hops. Good.
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/copper, slight haze, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with blend of resiny and citrusy notes and some underlying bready and toasty malt. Flavor of toasty malt with some caramel, citrusy malt, some slightly grassy, green-hop character. Balanced finish.
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timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet, but not nearly as DFH 120 min. Has a pine, citrus and butterscotch aroma and is b-e-a-utiful in appearance: dark amber with a foamy cream colored head. Not very bitter, but hoppy... sweeter citrus fruits, caramel malts.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, and a hint of toffee. Massive hop profile on the palate. Delicious grapefruit and citrus hops. This beer is awesome. Great double IPA, one of my favorites. Started with a beer sampler and ended with a tulip right after I tried it. Great palate and finish. Another must try.
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fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-- Poured a dark, hazy orange grapefruit color. Half finger of bright white head. Went quickly to film. No visible carbonation, good rings of lacing while drinking.
S-- Orange, grapefruit and pine with a Carmel backbone. Very alcohol forward nose. Not very well hidden at all.
T-- Ethanol, fresh but soft grapefruit, orange and pine. Lots of alcohol in the taste and very little malt backbone.
M-- Dry and crisp. Slightly creamy. Hoppy pine and grapefruit in the mid palate. Lots of alcohol in the mouth. Pine and grapefruit finish.
O-- Could be reallly good except for the amount of booze in this. Finished dry and clean but to me the problem was the amount of alcohol in this. Not very well hidden. Was better at Two Brothers I thought on hand pump.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Awesome aroma - pine, hops, some wet wood. Pours golden with white whispy head and nice lacing. Fantastic DIPA flavor, good malty backbone balancing the strong hops. Lingering palate - awesome beer.