kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a fresh one. Sad to say i wasn’t a big fan. I’ve always favored malts, but the great beers strike a clean balance. That wasn’t present here, in a bottle of what basically equated to carbonated, alcoholic hop water.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark gold with a nice malty pine aroma. Moderate body with pine and a bit of grapefruit that lingers nicely on the tongue. Good beer.
Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Review from notes.
This beer has an orange color and is mostly clear. There is a pretty good head with some moderate lacing on the glass. There are resinous hops present in the nose, as well as alcohol. I’m a little turned off by this, as the bold hops usually mask high alcohol DIPAs. The taste is full of hops and pine, mostly pine. There is a noticeable burn at the end of every drink. This was pretty average.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
5.0 A: Clear light amber color. First pour yielded a sizeable head. A couple pours later I got three fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is very good and plenty of glass covering lacing is left.
4.0 S: This is clearly a hoppy barleywine type DIPA. Big fruitiness including peach, plum, raisins, and figs. Tons of caramel and some toffee as well. Booze is detectable, but held in check. Hops are mainly flowery and herbal, but there is some citrus as well. Good blend of rich malts and hops.
4.0 T: This tastes a lot like DFH’s 90 Minute. Rich caramel with some toffee, big fruitiness featuring those listed in the nose and emphasising plum and figs. Moderate bitterness, but on the higher end of the spectrum. Big neutral malt sweetness, but not too sweet. Lightly boozy.
4.0 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Big creaminess which is a must for this approach to a DIPA.
4.0 D: I wish I had looked at the reviews before opening this. This beer is a two man job. Anyway, it’s a solid malty DIPA. Good balance between malts and hops and not too boozy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-29-2012 20:55:48
86Moose (62) - - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer. Strong but sweet tadting malts with mild hops. Appealing appearance with a deep amber to brown coloring and white foamy head. A little light for a Double IPA but an excellent beer nonetheless.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Rich copper color. Decent bitterness but should be higher for an IIPA in my opinion. A tad sweet and malty but very drinkable nonetheless.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a lasting tan head. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet malts, dark fruits, light booze. Medium bodied. Flavor has nice hops, sweet malts, caramel, fruit, and alight booze note. Solid DIPA. Too sweet for me but solid none the less.
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. This is way to sweet. Truck loads of caramel. Very little hop character. This is a sweet malty beer, not a lot of bitterness.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big IPA. Copper pour, strong nose. Medium bodied with plenty of hops. Sticky finish
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely bottle and presentation. Big bold in your face nose. Rich citrus mardarin with apricots. feels big , drinks big rally nice. UCSC Tasting June 12