Macegan75 (827) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a dark tan with slight head and lacing. Nose is hoppy with Amarillo with piney notes, first sip is nice big bitter flavors that over power the malt. Mouth feel is great. Finish lingers nicely.
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is strong, caramel, pine, earth, citrus. Hops of hops hitting the nose, although the caramel malts assert themselves. The appearance is a clear amber color, white head. The flavor is caramel, quickly giving way to pine, resin hoppiness. Some citrus as well. Very high hop intensity in the flavor. The finish is a blast of hops, mostly resiny, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight hazy orange-ish amber color with a nice, thick white head with an orange hue. Massive aromatics from the hops, resin, floral, and great sweet malt aromas. Solid west coast IPA.
cjtunes (6) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Great hop aroma up front lets you know whatís cominí. Definitely hop forward but with some sweetness to balance it out. Hop bite to round it out. A very good DIPA!
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour @ The Local Option. Not quite the Hopslam but still pretty good. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is passion fruit, peach, caramel, pine and berries. The flavour is sweet malt, sweet caramel, peaches, citrus and passion fruit. Long sweet fruity finish. Love you Bells!
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn this is good stuff. Very foresty piney, earthy hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. Nose is fantastic bouquet of hops. The bitterness is the one that lingers on the palate though. Beautiful orange pour with good sticky offhwite head. Top notch dipa.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at ABR. Truly one of the best DIPA I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend you track some down!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 year old rating of batch #9306. Bright gummy mango and passion fruit aroma. Dark honeyed gold. Sharply astringently bitter, stinging tingly finish.
bhensonb (14473) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Guerde. Thanks man! Pours clear orange/copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus with a hint of caramel. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy, but there is some malt sugar towards balance. I get burning resin and citrus hop, and the finish is just beautifully bitter. The burn eases, and the bitter never quits. Heat? With all that hop who could tell?
Busko (9) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap at The Hopleaf last night. Very good strong Dipa. Nose has a piney, citrusy aroma with some herbal tones. Lacing all over the glass, great body and has a bit of the alcohol aftertaste to it though. Unlike Hopslam, this beer is similar but definitely stronger and more malt to it. Very nice beer to drink a few on a rainy afternoon which leads for a fun voyage home.