alexanderj (3081) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Walking Man. Color was amberish. Aroma was a nice balance of malt, hops and an overall fruitiness. Flavor was caramel and fruit with a bit of a floral bite in the finish. For me, this seemed a bit less hoppy than the knuckledragger. Drinkable for the style.
pdx77 (397) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 3 Doors Down. Dark amber color. Citrus hop and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and tropical hop flavor. Bright finish.
Theydon_Bois (3374) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Walking Man, Stevenson, 24/05/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head which retains well.
Nose is hops, bitter orange, light pine, caramel notes.
Taste comprises a caramel malt backbone, hops, pine resin, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, light tropicals.
Full bodied with fine carbonation, good hop bite in the finish.
Decent enough DIPA.
dinkle50 (732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with a two finger head. Good head retention and lots of lace. Aroma is sweet and full of burnt sugar and caramel. Slightly grassy. Full mouth. Taste is burnt orange & citrus. Long bitter finish.
ACHops (296) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub in Stevenson. Pours dull golden amber with thick fluffy head. Aroma is earthy sweet grassy hops. Taste is syrupy sweet caramel malt, followed by big grapefruit bitterness. Lingers bitter on the finish. Hits all the right DIPA notes, a actually kind of mild for the style.
beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy orange pour with a small white head. Scent is citrus and caramel. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine.
zizzybalubba (1161) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Walking Man Brewing & Public House in Stevenson, WA. Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Clean floral hop aroma with a touch of sweet malt. Well-balanced blend of assertive, bitter grapefruit and sweet malt. Some lingering bitterness on the tongue. Alcohol somewhat detected from the dryness. Very good overall.
BK7 (558) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Venti’s South. Big malty caramel base with a mild dry hoppy bitterness throughout. Balance seems a bit off. Weaker than expected finish.
douglas88 (4597) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Henrys in Portland. A sweet hoppy nose. The flavor is caramel and sweet hops. A bit big and hot. Green, very malty. Lingering soapy bitterness.
TheRealMGD (541) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Cask @ Red Hot. Hazy burnt orange pour with a short off-white head leaving heavy lace and having good retention. Nose is tropical fruit and pine, with some roasty malt. Medium-heavy body and light carbonation Medium-roast malt, pine and tropical fruit, and a bit of ethanol bitterness. Finish is medium, sweet and bitter. I think this might be hotter and more bitter out of a keg based on my previous tastings - seek it out on cask
cmonster (908) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler served in a tulip. Deep amber-brown in color, syrupy dense looking body, with a large, fluffy orange-white head. Great retention and lacing. Bomb. Aroma is fruity orange citrus, pine, toffee, earth, and caramel. Full-medium body. Sweet attack, followed by a hit of carbonation, a creamy texture, rolling layers of robust hops with heavy malt undertones, and a piney bitter finish. Excellent brew.