coreyvan (15) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong grapefruit after taste. Very dry finish. Another one and done. Too rich for drinking all night.
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Meh... not much aroma. Mediocre taste. I expect more from this style, this ABV, and even this brewery.
TheShaunsie (2) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/Bronze in color, head quick to dissapate. Loads of pine, resin in aroma. Slight orange as well. Lighter body than appearance would suggest, pine bitterness throughout. Finishes kind of soapy. Not very complex hop profile, but solid IPA.
RedSox2004 (1291) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber colour with a two-finger bright white head and very nice lace. Bright hoppy citrus aroma. Gentle hop bitterness with a nice offsetting caramel sweetness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a crisp clean finish.
J_man (716) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy, dank aroma with noticeable sweetness. Crystal clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Lots of sweet caramel malt and bitter, earthy hops hit at the same time. The alcohol comes up behind this but doesn’t really have much of a bite. Full bodied and smooth creamy texture. Seems to be more like what a British DIPA would be given the strong malt character and earthy bitterness without a bite.
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jello-y amber pour with half inch of white head. Juicy almost syrupy citrus aroma, simple but pungent. Soft carbonation, syrupy but tingly mouthfeel, clean finish that’s a little numbing. Light piney and citrusy hop taste, biscuity malt backbone, slightly tropical pineapple, papaya, and coconut toward the finish. Nice, light, DIPA that hides its ABV well.
mensch (256) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney, almost minty aroma with a little woodsy/forest note. Strong hop bitterness is matched bud for bud with the alcohol laden malt flavors. I’d like it better with some more hop flavor, or if they just called it a Barley wine instead.
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber to glass. Overt grapefruit. Clear deep hold with full white head. Moderate high bitterness and slight alcohol warmth. Balanced malt and hop flavor, where the flavor could be more pronounced. Overall, a very good beer but nothing to seek out.
fitwitchik (351) - USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a Alaska Brewing Pilot Series Pint glass a golden orange with a white head that laced beautifully down the side of the glass as the brew was drained.
Aroma is slight sweet grasses (smile)
Flavor is better than aroma. Resin grass with a citrus bitter finish. Smooth. Extremely drinkable. Balanced flavor like so few can do. Outstanding!
cernjoh (136) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle into an Alaskan Brewing pint glass. Aroma is of grass and straw, reminds me of a fall day. Appearance is a clear golden amber with a thick two finger creamy head that lingers through the session. Taste is a semi sweet grassy straw hop flavor with a slight bitterness at the finish. Overall well balanced. Palate is very good with a slight creaminess to it. Overall a great double IPA I’d stack up against any other. Well worth trying and I highly recommend this beer. Cheers!
flatmatt (1129) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. 102914 best by date? Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Caramel aroma with herbal, pine hops. Caramel flavor with herbal and spicy hops, slightly stale tasting. Just an okay beer, and subpar as a double IPA.