MasonicMonk (5) - Streamwood, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Slight amber in color
Aroma: Sweet hop lemon
Taste: Bold heavy yet not over powering
Palate: Nice lingering taste
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #485. Tasted 6/28/11. 750ml cork and cage bottle. Filtered with a honey amber hue. Finger width of lacing, bone white head. There’s a lot of citrus fruit in the olfactory. The typical grapefruit, but also lemon, apricot, apples, pears and honey. Super nose! Full bodied with a candy sweet, sticky, fruity palate. It hits the sweet, tart, tangy and bitter aspects with a good dose of alcohol, to boot. Good body and hoppy flavors with a sticky finish. Solid!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa AZ. Pours a murky amber with a pale yellow beige head. Ale ester and faded hop aroma. Medium to full bodied with a nice earthy mouthfeel, likely unfiltered. Rich caramel and toffee malt backbone, with some faded hop bitterness. Probably past it’s prime, but comes across as a cross between a IIPA and a light barleywine.
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Copper with a lasting spittle of foam. Luscious aromas of pineapple, molasses, praline, resin, citrus, and tea leaf. Medium body is oily smooth and has some alcohol burn. Flavor has same components as the nose, but the resin, tea leaf, and woody hop notes take the upper hand on the sweetness. Minty, herbal, and alcoholic finish detracts a bit; but still a great brew.
beerelephant (12) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This DIPA will change what you may think about Utah. Not only did the aroma scream "take me home and tell me you love me," but the flavor followed up with "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!" I’d never had a beer open up and be so honest with me. Huge hop, citrus aroma, combined with sweet fruit/malt profile. Taste provided unexpected strawberry and caramel notes. If you get the opportunity to take this seraph home, don’t stutter! And for god’s sake, take your time with her.
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Modest white head on dark bronze beer. Aroma is beautifully hoppy: complex mix of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. Body is very syrupy; hardly any carbonation bite. Kind of slippery across the tongue. Flavor is sweetish and subdued overall. Lingering, intense hop bitterness on the finish: kind of a glue-like consistency. I expected a lot more hop punch, but it’s not there. Sweet alcohol finish.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A hazy orange-amber color with a white head. A strong pine aroma with hoppy peach flavors. A solid body, smooth but with a strong bitter finish.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caged/corked. What a beauty ... towering foam atop a picture-perfect amber-colored beer. The aroma, too, is almost sexually charged -- full of nice, round piney resin. Beautifully balanced, this beer is sublime ... rich with woodsy hop character, yet easy to drink. The richness of this beer is artfully subdued, like a perfectly constructed beauty. Well done, Uinta!! This is why I became a beer geek. (#4145, 6/25/2011)
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at Sorbon. Hazy, amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, hops and light caramel. Smells very nice. Dry taste with very little sweetness and medium bitterness. A bit lighter bitterness than average for the style. Medium bodied with OK (maybe a bit low) carbonation. OK DIPA for a good price.
bubbleflubber (1746) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper-amber into the glass, with a frothy head that reduces to soap and sudsy lace. The nose is of huge floral bouquets with mingling pine. The flavors are of deep grapefruity citrus, some malt backbone and deep bitters. The finish is of fresh pine needles (chewed, citrusy) and peppery bitters, intertwined with just a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is oily and the body is full. With a semi-chewy palate, this is a very nice DIPA offering, very substantive and well-balanced.