wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016 truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. foil-topped bottle. Very little head on the pour. Murky golden color. Aroma was on the sweet side, which was a little troubling for a brew aiming to be a hop monster. More hops are present in the flavor, thank goodness, although there is still a lot of malt sweetness pervading. Allowing the beer to warm a bit after pouring does cut this impression a bit. There’s a fair amount of citrus and pine tang on the back of the tongue, but the overall mouthfeel is just a bit lacking. I wonder if letting this one sit for about 4-6 months might help it out a bit. Not bad, but needs some refining.
Pours golden color with white head. Pine and slight citrus taste. An average, but very drinkable, DIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ron (3955) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a bright golden orange with a small head. Nose is light and citrusy and sweet with a touch of pine. Taste is flavorful and bitter sweet, and full of citrus. Carbonation is soft, and texture medium. Finish is moderately long and bitter. andrewje41 (3872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a clear copper color with a thin foam head. Wet grain, malty aroma with some citrus. Very nice citrus sweet flavor. Juicy, though finishes on a bready note. Lingering grapefruit. Very nice IIPA here. Very enjoyable. puboflyons (3431) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2015
From the 750 ml golden foil covered bottle. The bottling date looks like 02/20/12 (!) Not sure how I missed that when I bought it or why it would still be on the shelf. Murky reddish-amber pour with lingering off-white head. Yeah, stale hops with a more m alt forward character and something akin to pipe tobacco. Medium. Same malty and muted hop flavor. Too bad I didn’t get a fresh bottle. It became a drain pour. johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Really solid dipa....tons of hops....great balance....really enjoyable.....(#528)......
Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On draft at the Wyoming Brewer’s festival 2015. Pours a Clear copper with an ecru head. Grassy nose. Citrus flavors. Bitter finish. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a hazy orange gold with an off-white head hat dissipates to the edges. Aroma has resinous earthy pine with a bit of bread and grain underlying. Flavor combines bread and resin with a growing earthy pine note. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of malt, floral/pine hops, citrus, and some spice; Finish is fairly dry & bitter; Pretty decent. lightbias (453) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
A 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip, the beer presents a dark apricot hue, strikingly clear, and with a porous and almost soapy looking off-white foam. Its depth is short-lived, the head settling, not disappearing but leaving a dignified blanket on the surface of the beer.
The aroma is grapefruit with a hint of lemon, heavy spruce and some very grassy notes. Sharp, grasping. I can’t say that this is my favorite aromatic experience with a dipa, but it certainly isn’t unpleasant. I take my first sip, and the experience is a very dry bitter, the grapefruit and spruce coming alive in my mouth. The edginess of the spruce crawls up the sides of my tongue, dries the tip with a bite, and lays the groundwork for a long, drawn out finish.
The medium body is creamy rather than an expected sticky, and is well carbonated without being too buzzy, carrying the flavors through to a very resiny afterward. I think that I would want to try this beer on tap. I wonder what it’s gone through in the bottle, and believe that I would have a much better experience with this fresh from the brewery. All in all, a pretty darn good beer. Fatehunter (2565) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is big orange and lemon.
The taste has a big malt backbone, moderate bitterness throughout but balanced. Finishes a little spicy.
The texture is thicker.