phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle at RBWG, the Grand Tasting portion of the evening. Pours a clear, bright gold with almost no head. Notes of citrus fruits, florals, caramel and biscuit malts, grass, straw, honey, and earth. A hint of tropical and pine, but they didn’t factor much into this one. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. This was a long-time want that I was thrilled to see show up, so it fell a bit short of my admittedly lofty expectations. Good DIPA, but didn’t strike me as deserving of its world-class status.
MadRobin (1859) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear, bright amber with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Beautiful to behold.
Aroma of citrus, intense tropical fruit ;including mango, passion fruit and guava) and caramel.
Taste of bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
A delicious, citrusy tropical fruit salad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopznmalz (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Inch head forms giving away to a nice lacing.Light amber colr. Aroma of orange and pine. Citrus and pine stand forth with hints of earth. Alcohol warms the palate, but does not destroy the experience. This beer is the complete package for a DIPA.
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (dated 2/10/14) poured into a tulip. Pours a golden yellow color, almost amber. Half a finger of off-white head fades away into a thin ring. Aromas of dank hops, floral notes, grapefruit citrus, a bit of onion/garlic . Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, pine, floral notes, caramel, light onion/garlic. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Definitely one of my top East Coast DIPAs.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, at 8.3%Vol, as AleWerks Bitter Valentine, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Mike for bringing this fresh sample over!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/malty, balanced, clear, rocky head, very good brew
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a golden orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is a hoppy bomb, lots of new world zestiness. Taste is less than the nose, but still very nice. Would love a whole bottle of this to myself.
drsordr (1002) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour avg gold. Nose big pine and resin. Hint of dank. Taste sweet up front then the aromatic hop comes through. Mid palate sweet. Pleasing bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, earthy, pine, resin, and citrus hops with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light alcohol, supporting malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Orange pour. Bitter. Tropical fruit and resin followed by big bold bitter flavor. Very nice.
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared with the group courtesy of ksurkin in May 2012. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor had big grapefruit citrus, pine, resiny hops with a matching malt bill that had caramel and toasted bread. Solid bitterness with enough sweetness to keep it from being overbearing. Medium plus body. Got this fresh and it was well worth it.