mstrcrwly (276) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..rusty,copper color with white head..hoppy,piney,citrus aroma..tastes like it smells ..good..but not great.
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light copper and amber coloured body with a one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very rich and dank hops, resin, pineapples, grapefruit, pine and bunches of alcohol. Full-bodied; Strong rich pineapple and pine flavours at first with a lot of malt presence, some white grape flavours and a large sweetness of honey and syrup comes with the alcohol finish. Aftertaste is very nice and balanced with the hops leading the way, but fairly equal parts of malt, alcohol and sweetness, plus with some light complexity of tropical fruits and light herbs make this a very nice finish. Overall, a very good Imperial IPA with a ton of alcohol, but a very easy drinking beer in spite of the strength. Definitely worth trying if you like this style or even barley wines, since this is similar in texture and body to that. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 27-March-2014 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-July-2014 in celebration of quitting my job!
MaBeer1972 (1306) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from Mansfield. Pours out a clear medium copper color. Sweet aromas and flavors. Lots of toffee and piney-spice. Otherwise balanced and clean drinking and finishing, but not my style of DIPA. Too sweet.
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy fragrant citrus, pine and resin hops with biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting crisp malt, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle consumed on a sailboat in San Diego harbor.
Clear orange amber with a good head.
Medium body with a smooth, semi-creamy feel.
Very hoppy yet attractive aroma.
Sufficient malt load to tame the bitterness of the hops in the finish and aftertaste.
O: Adequately bold but drinkable and civilized DIPA
Chudwick (2144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a tulip - nose is citrus, pine and caramel. Very hoppy. Malty backbone. Yummy in my tummy.
PhatB420 (624) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a stemmed tulip. Pours a rustic amber dark cherry orange brown. Moderate lacing, light head retention that covers the brew, and about a 1cm head that starts off large and frothy. Aroma of grain hops, musky cedar, pine sap, fresh cut grass, and more fresher hops. Taste is super hop smack, a darker hop explosion similar to torpedo. More ale like in that aspect. But the hop presence opens up after bringing floral, pine, grapefruit. Drinks heavy, solid brew, great sticky hop flow, juicy pineapple makes an appearance as well. Dry malt finish. Ones not enough.
drsordr (1055) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sampler light copper. Nose mango and sweet hop, light pine, hint of dank. Tatse nice bitter up front, dank hop and heat from alcohol. Some sweet early palate then high bitter through the finish.
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a amber color with a one finger head. Very nice tripical citrus hop aroma. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, some pine. Medium heavy bitterness. Some malt backbone almost creates some balance but not quite. Caramel notes. Pretty darn good.
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours almost clear bright copper with a bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong hops, caramel, pine, orange, and light grapefruit and booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky pine hops, caramel, orange, and sweet alcohol.