DocLock (9230) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft Ale House. Poured deep golden with dark straw edges and off-white head. Nose was heavy tangerine, pineapple, some juicy hops, mild breadiness. Palate was medium heft, with hefty tropical fruity hops, but I noted a lack of malt bill that served to slightly unbalance this one. I had this after a Green Flash IPA, and the Green Flash blew it away. Then again, Green Flash IPA blows away most IPAs, so that’s not surprising. A good, but not great beer.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some cattiness. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/catty, some caramel/bread. Medium body, fairly chewy.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, floral. Flavor is floral, graham cracker, kiwi, syrupy.
GMCC2181 (1575) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice hops nose on it. Clearish red in color, decent head. Taste is malty and sugary. The hops have lost their touch on this beer. Still hoppy but just a little dissapointed considering they used 20 separate hop additions. I wish I could of had this fresh....I bet it was alot better. Still overall, not a bad DIPA at all
baraciisch (2661) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange color... Almost a fruity aroma.. Flavor is sweet and flavorful with well balanced hoppiness... A little more bitter than the Dogfish 90 minute, but still very tasty...
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a hazy orange with lots of golden notes and a small creamy off white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and floral hops. Various fruity notes with some bready and caramel malt to balance. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, really nice and hoppy. Malt backbone present with some dough, caramel, grains and cereal. Medium hop bitterness.
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber with a medium oft white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, buttery caramel malts and light floral hops. Taste of tangy citrus, caramel malts, and light floral hops.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium orange body with a one finger white head. Hop floral citrus notes some earthy bitterness. Decent IPA.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly thick slightly dark copper. Aroma is a bit strange- some vanilla, some oak, caramel malt, some slight citrus and some rice-wine notes. Flavor also contains that rice-wine and some subtle grapefruit in the back that is actually quite nice. Kinda could see this being a Hitachino brew. Fairly unique at the very least, but certainly not one of my favorite doubles. Creamy palate.
thornecb (5273) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Bright white head recedes leaving no lacing. Grapefruit and pine aromas. Sweet caramel and vanilla upfront turning to an alcohol and resin lasting finish.