Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Liquid Sweetness! This double IPA was a tad on the sweet side. It had the bouquet of Port’s HOP-15, but but not the crisp hoppy flavor. A little on the sweet side for my liking. Not bad, but not the best DIPA iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
Pours a dark, cloudy amber color with white head a lots of lacing. Aroma is earthy with spices, slight hint of citrus. Taste is bitter, little sweet. Palate is a heavier body with a long, dry finish. Overall, not bad, but earthy, spicy DIPA’s with amber malts are not my favorite DIPA’s. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
( 22oz bomber thanks to Bman1113vr) Pours a pale yellow with no head. Nose is grapefruit. Taste is pretty bitter, nice oily body and only lightly sweet.
Not sure on the hype surrounding this one. Didn’t feel it is as well balanced as other top examples in the style. mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Strong nice aroma, with something a little unpleasant I can’t quite put a finger on. Start is great, but the finish is a little off. It’s a good beer, but in my opinion not up to the hype. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
From bottle, courtesy of dpjuart. Had a red licorice sweetness to the nose, and some odd aroma that I can’t describe. Malty, mild rubber. Orange amber with light haze, with off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Big alcohol warming. Syrupy malt sweetness and ton of huge hop bittering. Big bitter after.
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a clear, deep reddish orange with almost no foam or carbonation and very little lacing. Nose is quite rich with malt, more roaster than sweet. Hops take a back seat here, barely showing at all. Mouthfeel is syrupy and heavy with no carbonation, almost like a barley wine style. Rich, caramel malt with a good amount of resiny texture on the finish, enough to cut the heaviness of the malt and remind you that this is classified as a DIPA. Hops are quite citrus-y but don’t show well enough to make up for the over-abundance of malt. I am really not feeling this one. It has almost nothing I look for in a DIPA.