SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle via secret santa; enjoyed in a new crooked line glass too - thanks!! Pours clear amber with huge off-white head fading slowly; mix of spicy and fruity hops on the nose; mint, orange, pine and white sugar; lovely aromas, but on first sip the flavor is quite odd; almost a dishwater kind of thing with very little of the hoppy goodness that the aroma suggests; stale malt, ice tea, white sugar and a good amount of bitterness, but very little hop flavor to be found; top notch nose though
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours clear copper with a lasting, white head. Smells of resin, touches of honey, melon, earthy. Tastes of resin, earthy, peppery, some sweet citrus, spicy, nice bitterness on the finish. Itís nice to see some of the great beers being brewed in Utah are making their way east.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle from a Denver trip waaaay back in August. I mistreated this brew by "aging" it in the fridge for many, many months, but decided it was time to knock it out with some pork ribs during the Super Bowl. Poured a rich orange-amber with a monstrous pillowy off-white head. Aroma is pungent pine tree on top of pine tree, with a touch of pine tree (maybe spruce?). Spicy, resiny hops dominate the flavor profile, which has just a hint of citrus (and could benefit from a bit more). Finishes a little sticky with an unsurprising bitter note at the tail end. Iím sorry Uinta, this one was too good to be treated the way I did!
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong 1 inch thick head of fine bubbles that recedes slowly. A plethora of citrusy hops, caramel malts, pine sap and some dry leaves. Color is a very nice dark copper and is crystal clear. Moderate bitterness in the flavor with lots of caramel, dry tea leaves, brown sugar, roasted grains and some oranges. Noticable alcohol presence but it does not detract from the flavor. Finishes hoppy and dry with some lingering roasted grains and tea leaves. A pretty good IIPA.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sampled at SBWF. Pours out in a shady amber colour with a small white head. Clean yet fresh aroma of resin, pine and tangerine with hints of caramel. Full-bodied IIpa with notes of resin, flowers, honey and....no expected citric hop blast. Quite sticky and bittersweet finish of resin, brown sugar and grass. Quite a a disappointment after their other other (darker) offerings Iíve sampled.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep gold with semi-fine foam. Smells sweet with hints of vanilla, peaches and cream. Tastes very mild (canít be more than 25 IBUs...) with sweet citrusy hint and lightly bitter aftertaste that dies very quickly. Iím honestly not sure what to think about this, especially as an IIPA...
changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sledutah. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, toffee, and a little toasted grain scent comprise of the aroma, which was really quite pleasant. The pour is an amber color with a big thick sticky head that leaves coats of lacing on the glass. Sweet toffee and caramel malts combine with pine and tropical fruity hop flavors. The flavor pretty much follows the aroma but a little thin in the body. Decent bitterness. Slighly dry on top of the sweet malt. This isnít a massively hopped Double IPA by any means but itís not a sticky malt bomb either and there are enough hops to satisfy. Nothing out of place and this carries good drinkability for what it is. Overall this is really pretty solid stuff.
edwardbass (362) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber. Subtle malt and hops aroma. Taste is light malt followed immediately by fresh grapefruit hops bitterness that sticks around a long time. Very tasty DIPA - not as heavy on the malt as others and seemingly fresher tasting.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HAzy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is light marris otter and pine. Flavor follows suite with a subtle hint of grapefruit. Finish is dry.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL courtesy of Travlr. The pour is a glowing, hazy, light orange to yellow with not much head formation. Maybe rings of white bubbles. Extreme newspaper, cardboard, chalky palate. Around is not really doing too well: your typical stale DIPA though this one is taking top honors with sweat, feet, cheesy hops, rotting strawberries. Taste is just not going to save it from degraded hops, cheese, spicy alcohol, sickly sweetness. This is testament to the growing sentiment that DIPAs should be fresh draft only.