phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by someone nice at the DLD eve tasting in our hotel. Thanks again, STLHopper, whichever one it was! Pours a cloudy, pale orange color with a small bone white head. Aroma of sweet and caramel malts, honey, tropical fruits, and some citrusy hops. Same goes for the flavor, which leaned more toward the sweet and fruity than the hoppy. This makes for a really smooth palate and medium body, with pretty soft carbonation. Not a bad DIPA, and certainly unusual.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into a wine glass. Thanks to my father-in-law for grabbing this. Bottled November 2010.
Pours a hazy light copper color. A bit too dark. There is a thin off-white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves behind just a touch of spotty lacing. The nose brings some citrus and a bit of piney hops. Some caramel malt and breadiness there as well. The flavor is slightly hoppy, though most of the hop component comes in the form of bitterness. Even the bitterness isn’t reaching the level of a DIPA, however. Slight floral and pine character. No real alcohol presence. An okay beer, but nothing I’d seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-26-2011
Brandon8 (13) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a goblet. Caramel + hay aroma, amber + clear in color, minimal head, light sweetness, citrus + herb taste, and surprisingly medium bitterness, light body, thin feel + soft carbonation with bitter finish. Overall it is a very drinkable beer but surprising in the lack of bitterness for a double IPA. Nice hop + malt balance.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the Indy Tasting Room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice well hazed glowing amber pour, frothy whitish head laces well, a good murky haze, moves into glowing sunset. Aromas are a good dose of citrusy hops, grapefruit and lemon, orange, bigger toffee, caramel, with some bread and biscuits. Initial is a strong bitter hop presence, good grapefruit, orange, lemon, some fuzzy peach with florals, grass move into some bready and biscuity malts, touches of toffee, caramel to balance the hefty up front hopping. Sweeter on the backend but still fairly bracingly bitter, dry, some resinous pine works into the fold as it warms. Pretty good, sweet bigger malts beneath do peek through, but the hops still do their job, are displayed very well. Good hop presence, orange and grapefruit, good hoppy presence.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Hazy, peach-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet offers a nice medley of praline, apricot and peach. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Flavor-wise, this baby is like biting into a toffee-dipped and tropical honey-soaked grapefruit rind… ‘nuff said. Lengthy, citrus rind finish. I’m fairly certain pantanap shipped this one to me. Thanks, Kan!
AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Sendiks shared with ck1. Pours a cloudy orange with nice lacing. Aroma is both sweet and bitter fruit with pine. Taste is sweet fruit, pine, some maltiness, resin leading to some stickiness with some alcohol presence. Finishes medium long with bitterness and stickiness. 13.5 for ck1.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark gold, a dark appearance for a double ipa with very minimal head. nose of citrus and herbal hops. firm bitterness prior to a lot of pungent herbal hop character. a lot of alcohol but it adds a fair amount of depth mostly. there is a touch of malt, possible really low crystal or munich, but it is not destracting from the hops. overall an average to slightly above average double ipa. not bad
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, shiiit, this tastes exactly like tropical mango juice, no sign of alcohol here, mild but persistent bitterness. This is the ultimate beer for the non-beer-drinker, it goes down like juice, tastes like juice, is this juice? Mildly carbonated, seriously a fruity beer. ---- In the bottle it is not as satisfying.
dselo (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy, citrusy aroma. Color is very nice. Citrus notes continue into the palate along with plenty of hops bite. it’s nice and dry and is therefore pretty good with food from my standpoint. At 9.1 % alcohol, you get that alcohol burn at the finish, which may detract a bit from my overall score.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #43. Dark orange/amber color with a dirty white head. Big pine aroma with a bit of grapefruit and a little bit of age. Still tastes great, bitter citrus bite that lingers for a little bit, very drinkable and pretty nice overall. (1487)