beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at the 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/9/2013. This triple IPA pours a medium brown amber color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy, earthy and grapey. A medium to full bodied Triple IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of orange. The hops are citrusy, orange and grapey. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Hides the alcohol very well, except for a slight bite at the finish. Nice lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BlackHaddock (4111) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in collaboration with ’Drakes Brewing’, or so I was told at the 21st Brewery tap on 5th Feb 2013 during ’Strong Beer Month’.
Very, very like the beer I had before this (Dub Step IPA @ 10.2% ABV): citrus hop lead with hints of hidden sweetness from caramel flavours in both the aroma and taste. Same look too, amber with an off-white head. Again the alcohol is noticeable, adds to the flavours nicely and I really enjoyed the brew, as i did the Dub Step.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with piney grapefruit hints.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with sweet malt. Medium-plus bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger with sweet malt and light pine.
brokensail (11528) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color with a white head. Kind of sweet and caramelly, but really nice citrus and fruity hop notes. Some pineapple, grapefruit, and a hint of mango. Sweet brown sugar and caramel on the palate. Good citrus notes of grapefruit peel, some pineapple, mango, peach, and lightly bitter pine.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet earthy citrus aroma. Resiny full bodied palate. Sharp citrus, caramel, and grain taste with a bitter bite and sharp dry finish.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber withj a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light orange zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.