BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL caged cork. Poured into goblet. A deep copper with substantial, pillowy head. Heavy lacing. Looks good. Looks tasty. Pine and grapefruit. Resinous. Some alcohol and sugary-type sweetness. Heavyish mouth. Not as sweet as I was expecting. From the aroma was thinking maybe like a Squall or Unearthly but it’s drier and finishes a little bitter though with some stickiness. I like it a lot. Will be a good option and is on par with other big, large format DIPAs.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Stateline... Nice orange color, big head. Nice hoppy aroma with some bready malts. Taste is a well balanced DIPA... Bready malt notes. Hoppy, spicey, dry... Light texture, really easy to drink. No trace of the 9.5 percent. Nice DIPA
drjay44 (2441) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Bottled on 07/12/10. Pours a medium, light beige head, over a clear amber (SRM 8) body....nose is pine, grapefruit, light floral honey.....taste is heavy sweet malts to start, then pine, grapefruit, pineapple arrive, finishes with a medium resin bitterness....mouth feel is medium, alcohol well hidden, carbonation high. This is young, and needs more time to get itself balanced. Then it will be delicious. The hops have have be handled with a deft hand, and the beer is much more subtle than many others in this style. This is a monument to hop aromas and flavors not hop bitterness. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
jtclockwork (6890) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours amber with tan head. Nose and taste of heavy malts, hops, pineapple, clove, tobacco, lemon and orange zest.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt tangerine pour with a 1/4 inch white head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma is caramel, orange peel, and honey. Flavor is of candied oranges with a bit of resin. Pretty sweet but tasty.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Ibrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is grapefruit, grass, honey, sweetness, and some booziness. Flavor is sweet, malty, and nice citrusy biti hops. Slightly nail-dragging finish. Interesting.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by my buddy James. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Piny hoppy aroma with some lighter citric notes. The flavor has resinous hoppy notes on top of sweet malts. Pretty good.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by the one and only SuperDave. Pours clear gold with a small white head. The nose is ripe citrus, toffee and caramel. The taste is caramel, tart citrus and a bitter resin finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, a bit unbalanced. Thanks again Dave!
uhclem (354) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bomber. Slightly cloudy pour, with a decent head and lacing. Nose is malt, caramel and bread. Taste starts out sweet - almost overly so - then ratchets back. One thing is certain - you know you are drinking alcohol. It’s not overpowering but it is definitely there. Mouthfeel is pedestrian. Finish is where this ale shines - long lasting and well-balanced bitterness.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Douglas88 - Pours a deep orange color with small off white head. Aroma with chewy, resiny sweet hops, touch of caramel. Flavor is malty, with juicy hops, touch of light caramel. Finish is fairly bitter. This is good.