DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.
Arcadia (52) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a murky brown with a medium off-white head. Lacing is pretty thin. Aromas are strong floral, pine, citrus. Taste follows suit, but some malt backbone comes through as well. Pretty sweet and somewhat sour on the way down; a pretty oily finish. Full bodied and quite enjoyable overall. Acquire.
joyler (1) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Resin, citrus, floral. It starts with a pleasant semi sweet resin/grapefruit and ends with a bit heavy bitter floral.
Troupis (80) - - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold hop flavors with a balanced fruit/bitter palate. Fresh taste throughout. This isn't an A+ because of personal preference but an A-/A depending on my desire for a heavy alcohol and heavy sitting DIPA.
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SotallyTober (68) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky copper with off white head. Nice lacing present. There’s a caramel, citrus, pine, and light fruit aroma. Medium body that was smooth and creamy on the palate. Fairly sweet start that had a mildly bitter finish that stuck around. Flavor’s of citrus, pine, resin, caramel, toffee, and fruits. Not bad overall.
probstblueribbon (3100) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep amber with a full, tight, orange-tan head.
Aroma: Quite sweet, richly malty, a bit savoury/brothy, big citrus with some resin/pine, dark toffee/treacle, a little berry-like fruitiness, some alcohol.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full, fine, velvety carbonation, kinda syrupy/slick.
Flav.: Richly malty with a savoury/brothy/dusty undertone, fairly full citrus and pine/resin, alcohol, black pepper, big stuff, quite sticky and sweet but also very hoppy; sweet with big bitterness and a long, malty, peppery, boozy finish.
Detour into the ditch. Jeebus, what a big beer!
Maverick34 (2396) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from Vegas. Poured a clear dark amber. Malty hops, pine and citrus. Pretty good.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5908-20131010] Bottle. Mild herbal grass aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange wood cream flavour. Medium-full body. Good, quite boozy. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, jercraigs, mds)
miyauchi38 (404) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good flavor. good maltiness to balance the hops. A little on the sweet side, but overall a solid double ipa
Gruffyboy (17) - - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Didn't really care for this one; the pour had no head and looked kinda like the water after a paintbrush is washed in it. The alcohol overpowered the flavor a bit for me - taste was ok, just too boozy and not really my schtick.
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