AdamChandler (4810) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a gorgeous golden orange. One of the most beautiful IPAs I’ve seen. nice 1 finger head that sticks around. Nose is a mix of pine cones and tangerine skin. Sticky mouthfeel, piney and resinous, very little citrus and extremely bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel for a 7.5% beer.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is a more sweet hop. Taste is certainly bitter, but hidden underneath a sweet earthy hop. Overall a well balanced IPA.
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
multiple fresh bottles. mostly clean pale gold with a fine-bubbled white head. pine resin and acidic tropical fruit juice aroma turns more to shallots and cat urine as it breathes. has a lot of chalky minerality and potato-like starches with strong yeast vitamin B powder presence. assertive hop acids are a mix of juicy fruit / tutti-frutti-flavored gum and pine resin, though the latter is milder in flavor than aroma. grainy / starchy texture amplifies the brash hop bitterness. neutral pale malt provides little structure to support the brash hop bitterness, but it’s really the vitamin B yeastiness that kills it. yes it’s hoppy, and yes, the first whiff smells pretty nice, but it doesn’t take long for the mashed potato-starch malt and chalky yeast to overwhelm.
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with very little head. Slight aroma of wet hop. Grassy hop flavor.
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thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask so the palate score is probably f’ed up. Aroma is a nice piny citrus IPA with some slight Christmas spice. Taste is more Christmas nutmeg/cinnamon and then a nice citrus and pine thing going on. The beer was not bad from a cask. I’d like to try a regular draft.
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy and piney hops on the nose, with a touch of caramel. Mostly clear orange with a small, fairly lasting, white head. Dry, bitter, very well balanced, with some earthy hoppiness, and nutty malts. Light-medium bodied and very smooth, with a cushy carbonation and a clean, hoppy finish.
kimjongill (207) - - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellowish-orange pour. Noticeable pleasant flowery hop aroma. Good balance of malts and hops in the taste. Good mouthfeel for the IPA.
davida (1) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Kloby’s Smokehouse: nice, bright IPA, very well balanced. Pours clear (not murky). Notes of citrus due to Citra hops; Troegs rep said 5 different hops are used. Smooth drinking, in spite of it’s 7.3 ABV. Assertive without being aggressive or overbearing. I may have found my new go-to IPA; will have to try in bottles to compare.
RobertDale (6050) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce shared bottle. Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, malt, oranges, and pine. Well done DIPA!
zvikar (5593) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Yoav. Pours yellow with a white head, aroma of honey, marmalade and orange, flavor of orange, bitterness, some herbs, medium bodied