Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
22oz bottle picked up from the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed, deeper orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is floral hops with strong grapefruits and some pines. A light bready caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar. Lots of florals and grapefruits with a good amount of pines and a slightly bready, lightly sweetened caramel malt balance. A touch of toast towards the end with some resins as this finishes dry and fairly bitter with a light malt sweetness. Lengthy, grapefruit floral aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward, but enjoyable DIPA. Lots of floral grapefruits and pines with a bit of a bready caramel malt backing. Not bad. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours clear amber with a nice lasting lace head.Nose is caramel malts, light herbs, and bright and floral citrus. Flavor really brings out intense herbal citrus and caramel. strong lingering bitterness. sweet and bitter finish. This one was less than impressive. Too bitter, too much caramel, and too much herbal hop aroma and flavor. ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/9/12
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Aroma: This one has a fairly subtle nose, with some malty notes, earth, and some grass
Appearance: Pours a dark orange-caramel color with a half finger of white head and no lace
Flavor: It has some light malt sweetness that’s dominated by a medium-heavy earth/grass hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a bit of a slickness, some on the mouth, and a dry finish
This one will serve as my 2100th rating, so that’s kind of a milestone (I guess). Anyway, the hops here are certainly assertive. Perhaps it could have used a little more balancing malts, but I won’t fault them for attempting a assertively hopped beer. Still though, this one just didn’t seem to have any of those big citrus, pine, or resin hop notes that I usually enjoy in this style. The hops are certainly anything but missing, but they are less aromatic and more just straight bitter then I tend to prefer from this style. This was a good attempt at a IIPA, but it didn’t quite succeed.
Bottle. Pours dark straw. Nose was resiny piney pineapply hops, malt. Tasted resiny and tropical hoppy, with caramel malt, some mild heat, and mild peppery notes. czar (9059) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. clear deep golden-orange, small disappearing white head, some lacing. strawberry-like hops with toasted malts. average carbonation, medium body.
mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2011
22 oz bottle from the brewery in Morrisville. Pours deep amber with a 1 finger off white head, Gobs of sticky lace. Strong pine resin aroma. Little bit of malt sweetness on the aroma too. As would be expected, taste is dominated by pine hops with secondary citrus hops. Not as powerful as some making it deceptively easy drinking. Moderate to full palate with a long lingering bitter finish. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #84. Dark copper pour with a nice big off-white head with real nice retention and a pretty quick receding lace. Wow, real nice pineapple aroma, sweet and really enticing. Nice hop bite, more fruity sweetness balanced by the pineapple, pretty nice DIPA. (1601) Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Hazy apricot amber in color with an inch of tan head. Aroma is grapefruit and sweet malt with other spicy citrus. Taste is the same, but far more bitter, with pithy vegetal hop notes into the finish. $5/22oz cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Phoenix) - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a very light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, floral hops, and esters. Flavor is primarily toasted malt with some hops in the background. Medium body. Maybe I got an older bottle, but this is a pretty weak 2IPA. Still, a decent beer overall. dmac (6257) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2011
22 oz bomber from EZ. Poured a cler deep dark reddish/amber, far darker-redder then I have ever seen on a DIPA, with a large foamy off white head that had some serious lasting power. Aroma started off with a strong grapefruit citrus blast that mellowed to reveal orange slices, dry crusty bread and some caramel along with a touch of fruitiness. The taste has some grapefuit notes but they aren’t quite as strong as some other DIPAs as the malts have a very strong prescence giving some grainy bread, caramel and even toffee. The body is medium with strong carbonation and a fizzy full finish along with a lingering bitterness. Solid DIPA in general but definitely a suprise for Rock Art and one of their best beers that I have ever had.