DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of stale hops, a bit dusty, a bit citric, a bit earthy, with a bit of malt. Flavor has some a bit of sweetish malt, caramel, light fruitiness, some citric and slightly earthy and floral hops, a bit stale, and some bitterness. Medium-bodied. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8%. There is no freshness date.
Appearance: The body has a deep coppery amber color with a light haze. Its head rose up tall, thick and clingy. It had a light tan color and great retention. This all made for nice sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: There is a bold mix of floral/citrusy hops and sweet malt with a hint of butterscotch and dark fruit.
Taste/Palate: It has a firm foundation of sweet fruity, bready and caramel maltiness with a slight touch of butterscotch. Blending into this is a firm backing of pungent floral citrus and earthy hop bitterness. It finishes with a sticky hop bitterness clinging to the palate. It feels firm and full bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it moving easily over the tongue.
Notes: This is definitely a well made and very enjoyable beer.
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Cloudy brown in color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, wet wood and earthy hops. Malt and caramel flavor with tobacco accents before a grassy hop finish. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft @ J. Ryan’s. Dark Brown with solid lace. Nose is malt with a slight nutty tone. Flavor is lots of malt. Caramel, toffee with a English Earthy malt feel. Very light citrus hop in the finish. Sweeter rather then malty. Texture is creamy and really smooth. Malt forward here. ABV is completely hidden. I really enjoyed sipping this. I had to remind myself that it is 8%. Drinks like a 5% brew. Really decent. Not really sure how this is an DIPA??? The CD even says its a Strong Ale? Ok... Style lines get fuzzy. Voodoo (714) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a deep red birch beer color with a healthy white head. Aroma is malt, slight hop presence. Taste is citrusy hop, slight astringency, malt, smooth bittering with a dry finish. Might need a drink of water after a few of these.
rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
650 ml bottle. Thanks to Coldbrewky.Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Dark cloudy reddish with a ridiculously big fluffy tan head.
The aroma is caramel sweetness, dark berries, dark fruits, plums and dark malt. The flavour is quite strong with alcohol. Dark fruits, dark malt, mild bitterness, some sugary sweetness and alcohol in the flavour. Drinkable but not that tasty.
Dark brown body, huge khaki head. Aroma has caramel cookie dough and some nice hops, some really nice yeast. Flavour is really alcoholic and quite harsh dark malty. Hops from aroma are missing. Some fruits, raisins, dates, etc. Way too heavy for me. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Amber with foamy off white head that reduces to a lacing cap that coats my glass. Nose smells like the packet of EKG hops i opened this morning during my brewing session. Taste starts with bitterness of grapefruit, orange peel, and slight pine. This gives way to gentle sweetness and faint biscuit. Full body. Yeah... Go Syracuse! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of faint rose, grapefruit, and strawberry. Flavor is bready grapefruit, orange rind, light pine biscuit, and a hint of tangerine. Thick mouthfeel. Not bad. MacBoost (1957) - Victor, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a clear, very dark amber with a large light tan head that lasts for a while. Aromas of caramel and bitter hops dominate the nose. Taste follows suit - bitter, hoppy, but most important is the extra dry finish. I fucking love beers that finish really dry. Compare this to palate wrecker which is a sticky syrupy sweet finish which I loathe. This is a very solid beer. I say this because it has an assertive - yet not overly agressive - hop bitterness that is balanced by a dry, biscuity maltiness. Very nice. This is a very refreshing oasis in a sea of overly sweet DIPA’s.