Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing bro. Pours a amber color with off-white. Aroma is the classic overtly malted DIPA. None of the citrus pushing through, just caramel malt. Meh.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 8/19/10. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Trace off-white head. Aromas of toast and pop tarts. There are a lot of fruity berry esters in this one! Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. Herbal and fruity. Rich, but simple and straight forward. A touch light and one dimensional.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of grainy malt and floral hops. Grainy malt flavor with some caramel and a bitter earthy finish. There’s no disputing that Upland can make some great beers, but I found this one to be very disappointing for a supposed DIPA.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, poured red with white head. Aroma is some faint citrus with a touch of malt, pretty weak. Taste is similar, with a touch of hops but mostly caramel and a slightly bitter finish. Pretty disappointing.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Amber body, slightly hazy. Fizzy, off-white head, mostly diminishing. Lots of malts in the aroma and very little from the hops. Raw grain, caramel, breadiness with hint of citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. The finish is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, sticky texture, moderate carbonation. The flavor, like the aroma, is dominated by the malts. There’s plenty of bitterness, just not enough good hop flavor and it comes across as grainy and a bit chunky. Just OK.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at JK O’Donnell’s - Pours copper with an off-white head that laces well. The aroma is citrus and floral hops. The flavor is very bitter with some alcohol astringency and some backing malt that definitely takes a back seat. There’s a slight touch of citrus and an earthy tone in the flavor, but the hops are mostly just bitter. It’s medium to full bodied. It’s good, but it could be better if the hoppy flavors had more complexity.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into pint glass. Probably the cheapest 9% bomber I have ever purchased, clocking in at about $5. Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy copper color with an outstanding offwhite head--dense, long lasting, and leaving plenty of lace. Very pleasant balanced aroma that has plenty of doughy cakey malt to compliment the floral juicy hops. The flavor is not as balanced. It is pretty damn sweet. Shortly after the really sweet malt hits you upfront, the bitter resinous hops kick in. Pretty damn bitter finish. Not much citrus or floral hop quality in the flavor. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Overall: I think this has to potential to be worked out into an outstanding IIPA with some recipe alterations. The aroma, appearance, and mouth feel are all certainly there. The flavor just needs to be sorted out a bit, with less sweetness. Regardless, this is damn good for the value, especially when plenty of beers sitting next to it on the shelf have half the abv and yet are going at double the price. The skeleton of a great beer is undoubtedly hidden beneath this one.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of pittsburghkid, thanks! nice pour, but this is just soooo malty, really seems more like a moderately hopped barleywine. decent stuff, some astringent alcohol notes, slightly off aftertaste.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to MSante79. Pours clear amber with frothy white head. Nose is very full citrus, apricot and hops. Taste is caramel malts, hops and citrus. Lower body than I expected.
Jethro6191 (374) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with three fingers of foamy white head. Doughy malt, citrus, grapefruit, grass, and floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel. A high level of carbonation cleanses the palate leaving only a slight hop aftertaste.