deyholla (6569) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice grass and light citrus hop profile with a light grains backbone. Flavor is earthy citrus and grass with a some light grains for the backbone.
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle, from Big Red Liquors in Indianapolis. Shared with Robotopera. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Decent dots and ropes of lace. Kind of a spicy, light soapy hop aroma. Not as hoppy as, say, the Rhinegeist Truth I had earlier. Tasty spicy, light grapefruity hops... But like robby is saying, kind of mild for a double IPA. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very light bit of a spicy bite, nothing too bothersome. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. This thing’s not bad, but it’s not fantastic. Robby seems less enthused than I am. In his words, "it seems like the volume is turned down on the whole experience." Brief, weak, mild, forgettable aftertaste, he says. He gets a lack of hop character from it. I asked him if he gets any malt, then? He says "everything is so weak. I get no definitive character from it. Super mellow, it’s almost diluted". I get a little bit of pine and grapefruit/orange citrus, with a dry finish, and a little bit of metallic malt hint in the finish. A little underwhelming, but I’m not as underenthused as he is. He said when I asked, he’d rate it a "3". He says it "has the character development of a Michael Bay movie". "If someone is trying to get into DIPAs, and they’re overwhelmed by that hoppiness, this would be a good start"... Such insight.... Now he’s smelling the empty glass. He’s getting much more aroma. Oats, and maybe a little bit of pine. I thought he was crazy, but I smelled my own empty glass and I’m getting a bit of the oats too. Wonder how fresh this is?
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, citrus and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
edgallow (1989) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malts. Taste is citrus, malt and a little dough.
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Parkville Microbrew Fest. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, grass, and malt. Nice.
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ St. Elmo’s, Indy. Hazy gold with an orange hue. Reedy and grassy with a medicinal bitterness. Just ok.
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at tap house Munich. Hazy green golden, fluffy offwhite head. Fresh grassy aroma. Mellow fruity base, broad hop profile restrained tropics, moved lawn, a hint pine. Good dry chewy body, light hayish malt. Really nicely balanced, great fresh drink.
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap in a snifter at their new Grove brewery. I’ve had this excellent double IPA before, not sure why I never rated it. It poured a clear orange amber with deep white foam, long-lasting with lace. Intense aromas and flavours, mainly American hoppy notes but nice caramelly malt base too. Grapefruit, black currant, woodsy, earthy, resiny, pine cones. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, lingering multi-layered aftertaste. It doesn’t take long to feel the high alcohol, but it’s otherwise very well-hidden. Very good stuff.
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, grass, hay aroma. Nice hop level with some malt. This is an excellent ipa from UC.
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit mittelmäßiger Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, Citrus. Geschmack sehr malzig fruchtig, bitterer fruchtiger starker Abgang.