randy1969 (93) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2017 HeadyDE (876) - Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dried apricots..not getting much else from the nose..pretty faint..dark orange with small film on top..sweet malty taste with decent piney..spruce..and a bit of hops on the finish..pretty creamy and goes down smooth..hard to believe this is 8%..decent double..worth trying once..
Aroma is full of citrus hops, with bready malts. Pours a hazy orange color and has a heavy sweet taste. Thick texture with some lively carbonation and a long, dry finish. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Was pretty good. A bit lacking in aroma but tasted good and was pretty smooth to drink. JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Nice fresh hop and light caramel aroma. Feel starts out full, soft and silky; but then gets biting and acidic (why does a woman come to mind). Flavors are sweet with some circus peanuts in the front and marzipan that lead to more malt and some citric soap. Finish is relatively dry, with a touch of pine. Quite drinkable, but didn’t slay me. 7/11 Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is light caramels with some citrus hop notes. Less hop forward than the IPA. Maybe it’s just a touch older? Taste is moderately bitter with a huge sweet caramel backbone and a tingly pepper in the finish. Meh DandyWolfFloyd (1213) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Aroma - oiled up pungent hops. Rich caramel malt.
ganache (6068) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Appearance - cloudy burnt orange body. The head is a beige color and around 1", and foamy. Nice lacing.
Taste - rich caramel malt, slight wood, some spice. Pungent hops abound. The balance is impeccable.
Palate - medium body, slight oil, soft carbonation, slight woody bitters.
Can. Nose of thin caramel malt, pours pale orange leaning into ruby, supports a thick and rocky beige head. Surprisingly little hop aroma. Taste strongly bitter but soft, a medium body seemingly lighter with cleansing, soapy qualities, medium alcohol but no burn. Hops are here but subdued, generic without heavy citrus. Crystal, galssine sheen for the feel, picks up sweetness with volume but its very mild sugariness never cloys. Earthy, light caramel comes in waves, probably the most interesting flavor here. Amazed at how soft and rounded this is, like the clean chewiness without any grit, but kinda miss the classic hops. [2015.12.25: 3.3] ccex (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12 oz. can pours a cloudy amber/orange color with 2 finger off-white head that vanishes quickly but leaves good lacing. Aroma is all about the malts. Taste is sweet at first, before a boozy and bitter finish with a bit of piney hops and mint . Body is medium to full with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. As others have mentioned, this seems closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. One2remeber (250) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Barleywine, heavily kilned caramel malt nose, c120. Not my thing. Looking for a lighter body, more hop presence. Abv too low for how much malt character. Not a great representation of an 8% DIPA. coachd (945) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2015
I agree with Underdogs88 that this beer looks, smells and tastes like an American barleywine, but I’m not going to dock it any points for that. It has either been categorized wrong, or it is a very malty DIPA. Either way, I liked it. Smells of caramel, brown sugar and some hops, but not much. Very pretty light brown/dark orange color with a small bone white head. Tastes malty, sweet and boozy with a bit of a hop bite afterwards which continues into the aftertaste. Very nice mouthfeel, palatewould be a 5 if it were less carbonated. This was enjoyable, whatever it is. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Very nice fresh hop aroma. The taste is ok with a sweet malt base and some citrus. Decent for a warm evening.
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