brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this 750 ml bad boy at a state liquor store in Moab. Only sold at room temp, so I am drinking it thusly out of a small hotel plastic cup. Clear burnt orange pour with a nice off white puffy head. Spruce aroma with an allspice note. So far so good. But the palate is very thin with a fleeting bitterness. Taste is balanced, some malty sweetness, some hoppy bitterness, some alcohol. It’s OK.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: Ultra-basic IIPA. Nothing special.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from footbalm. Thanks Eric
The look: Clear golden body topped by a large beige head
In long: Nose of leafy and grapefruity hops. Taste is rather simple. Body is a bit thin for a 9.5% IIPA. Juicy mouthfeel with a soft carbonation. Basic honeyed and caramelized malts, a bit of pine-tree, bitter grapefruits. The bitter finish is a bit harsh like it is often the case with IIPA with a grapefruity hops signature. Alcohol is apparent and it comes to bite you in the end. Nothing special really, a little below average for the style. Uinta has a limited distribution. To anybody reading this: Don’t make a detour for this beer. To Uinta: Don’t make a Detour, period.
beerbill (3254) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle sampled at the 2010 NFB&WF at Martha Clara Vineyard. Pours a clear dark gold with a linen white head. Very pleasant aroma of resinous pine and malt. The flavor is similar with ample resinous pine and a nice lightly sweet caramel malt backbone. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Perhaps my palate was just happy to be awakened after a series of 3.0-3.4 beers, but I really enjoyed this one.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange with a thick, foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet malt, light fruits. Flavor of sugary caramel malt, lots of rich malt. Meh, just not very tasty without the typical citrusy, hoppy notes. More of a barleywine than IIPA in my book.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5/6/10. Aroma malty with marzipan, toast, bread, some pine and grapefruit, but not nearly as much as I would expect from a DIPA; at best working with the malt, at worst subdued below it. This is three months old, so it’s possible something has been lost, but I’m also drinking it within a week of it landing locally, so it seems fair to me. Flavor again malty, and marzipan remains in my mind. A bit of spruce wood seems to dash across the tongue. Some nice malty notes, but pretty one-dimensional. The commercial description says it finishes dry. Uh...what??? Yeah, no, a lot closer to barley wine sweetness. Aight as is, poor for what I expect picking up a double IPA.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle picked up in Reno. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy yellowish head. The aroma has mildly toasty caramel malts with herbal, pine and citrus hops. The flavor has some caramel maltiness as a base, but the combination of citrus, pine and herbal spicy hops takes over. Finish is dry with good bitterness. Medium plus bodied; this was a pleasant surprise to find in Reno.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superdave with another great brew. Thanks Dave! Amber pour, white head. Malty as hell, some citrus hops, grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, a nice balance. Caramel, resin. Pretty good.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled 5/19/10 from mcgaugh’s. tasted 7/15/10.
clear bright copper with an off white head. lots of drippy runny lacing on the glass.
the nose is full of really warm spiciness, caramel, woody hops, pine, earth, orange and a little skunkiness.
the palate is not nearly as sweet as i thought it would be... the flavor is much like the aroma... add in some pithy numbing, prickly hops and a deep earthy finish.
it is medium bodied, slick yet vibrant. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle Cd and Cd. large tan head, excellent retention and lace. Clear copper orange color. Juicey hop nose is citrus, grapefruity and resiny with some nice malty underpinnings. Body is full, resiny and chewy, husky with a soft carbonation. Lotsa grapefruity hops, pine, and resin. Nice lightly toasty caramel malts backing them up. An almost dry hoppy biting finish. Lasting and juicey. Yummayyy. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Cork & Cage Bottle: Aroma of hops, hop oil, tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit, light orange, tangerine, and a hint of diacetyl. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Clear. Barely sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and only slightly bitter. Good lacing. Tastes of hops, hop oil, resin, tropical fruit, tangerine, nectarine, orange, light grapefruit, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Slick, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Resin, hops, tropical fruit, hop oil, and slight caramel malt finish is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Was hoping for more bitterness.