orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the original Cameron Street location into a standard pint.
A - Pours amber orange with a small one finger tall white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of sweet caramel malt, light citrus twang; most notably orange; and some dulled citric hops. If this is a double IPA then their single is a pale ale.
T - Starts off with a light caramel sweetness from the malt quickly giving way to a mix of light citric hop bitterness and some citric fruit. Finish is a mix of light hop bitterness and caramel sweetness. Not the worst I have had but far from the best.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Not much bitterness in the feel with some light caramel malt lingering thru the finish.
O - Not too bad. I am not sure what makes this one a "Double IPA" as it really doesn’t taste like one. I actually think they should scrap their single IPA, Hoppy Trails, and replace it with this one.
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Dan's Restaurant and Taproom in Boonsboro , MD.
Clear copper with a creamy off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, caramel, hops, brown sugar and toast.
Taste of citrus, toffee, toast and brown sugar.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
A different, by respectable type of IPA.
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boxofrane (2111) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head, solid Retention. The aroma is dominated by the grapefruit skin and orange juice. The taste has a nice early bitterness, plenty of grapefruit and tart lemon, a lingering dry bitterness in the finish. I approve.
radio_nowhere (820) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber into snifter glass, rusty copper color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt sweetness, powdered sugar and lighter than expected fruity/piney hops. Taste starts with a piney/citrus hop hit, fades quickly into sweet notes of caramel, tea, toast and grass. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, soft, syrupy with some faint lingering cascade hop finish. Without a bottle date not sure if this is an oldie or not. Pretty hop subtle double IPA which is an odd thing for any IPA to be. With that a decent malt forward IIPA but not my thing.
ck1698 (1) - baltimore, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, vanilla, spruce dark rich nice hops, floral, butterscotch, grass, citrus, cereal
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-brick into the glass, with a light frothy head that reduces to a tiny ring of bubbles, leaving mild soap lacing. The nose is of floral hops. Flavors are nicely balanced between caramel malt and peppering Cascade bitters, light candied citrus and finishes with a resinous pine. The mouthfeel is oily and a tad sticky to the palate. It has a semi-full body and is nicely drinkable, with appropriate carbonation to actively balance the quaff. A nice take on the Impy IPA, and although not over the top, my favorite offering so far from the Appalachian Brewing Company.
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cooper, nice head, cask. Smooth. Not too floral. This is solid. Different kind of dipa. Alcohol hiding. Very enjoyable, not excellent but good. Not agressive at all.
Whoviant (1) - Sewell, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not last season’s double IPA. Understated aroma and hop taste MASKS high alcohol content. Much easier drinking than previous incarnations. Still satisfying caramel and clove taste with little astringency. On draught.
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized light tan head with good retention and a fair lace. Murky, copper/orange colored brew. Nose of stale hops, mint, lil must and some sweet malts. Medium bodied, bit oily,soft carbonation and a hint astringent. Sweet malts up front, caramel, followed by some moulded hop flavors, ice tea notes and a heavy grassy, silage notes. Sorta dry finish with no real bitterness to speak of. I knew better. Bomber from statelineliquors.
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, candied citrus, brown sugar, toasted notes. The taste is toffee malts, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied. Decent.