mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Ruck, Troy tap: Pours copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit and tons of it, light hints of booze, and plenty of sugar. Taste is bitter and quite fruity. The fruitiness softens the bitterness a bit. This beer isnít doing anything new, but I thought it was a drinkable double IPA. Unlike the other raters, I didnít find it boozy, but maybe that was because I was chomping on wings.
adamhorror (83) - USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Appearance is hazy light copper, yellowish hay straw. Nice thick head. Aroma is high citrus and pine, very deep pine. Taste is pine, alcohol, slight citrus. Palate is alcohol, almost corn like moonshine if you have ever drank that. In other words, high alcohol taste on the palate that isnít very inviting to the next sip. It is the only downfall to this double. But it does leave a big lace on the glass.
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Draft at Pony Bar HK with Linh. Pours a bright, hazy orange body with thin soapy white lacing. Aroma is very faint hop, light malt and flowers. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of floral hops dominating, dry citrus fruits, light spice, light sweetness and grapefruit. The alcohol becomes much more noticeable with each sip with almost a cloying character in the finish. -0.4
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pony Bar in Hellís Kitchen. The aroma is dominated by piney and citrusy hops. On the palate, the beer is a bit of a slow starter. First couple of sips just taste bitter. However after a few minutes, it really opens up. Very nicely balanced grapefruit, pine, and sweetness from the malts. The alcohol is also extremely well integrated and tough to detect.