ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: October 16, ’13. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.
A: MASSIVE amounts of citrus of orange, citrus, grapefruit, papaya, some mango, and then onto a piney note.
A: Pours a golden orange body with a thick, white head.
T: Big tropical fruits up front, as the nose suggests. More fruity hoppiness than bitter in the end. Slightly spicy and stone fruity, with the alcohol really accentuating the tropical notes on the finish. Aftertaste has more of the piney/floral bitterness.
P: Medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp.
O: Another great beer from Avery and a very nice DIPA.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy orange hop bomb that if I didn’t know better would’ve thought came from Stone. As it is, this is an excellent piney double IPA.
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Stags Head. pours orange with white head and nice citrus nose. Aggressive citrus flavors of grapefruit and oranges, pineapple, resin, honey, pine, very light malt. Slightly sweet palate and pretty delicious
AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - pours clear golden orange, nice fluffy white head. Nice bitter pine and sticky resin aromas with some grapefruit. Taste is of oranges, pine, bitter hops in the finish with a bit of lemon sweetness. Nice balance with the malt bill, medium bodied and cool finish. Awesome.
EtTuCthulhu (846) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is an extremely clear orange color with a large white head, and the aroma is a blend of resin, floral, and citrus hops with a certain level of diacetyl to it. The taste is completely divine due to the blend of a heavy bitterness blended beautifully with a mild sweetness. The palate, though, is what pulls this brew into the extremely enjoyable due to the creamy texture, thick texture, long bitter finish, and soft carbonation.
firedog23 (69) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper pour with a decent head. Not as much aroma as you would think for a big IBU beer but does have some hints of sweetness. Fairly restrained and balanced taste with a pleasant aftertaste. Would be good with tacos but then again, everything is good with tacos.
TylerGreenDC (189) - - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. No particular hop aroma, but maybe some honey malts? Taste is a slow build of hops -- nothing dominates, just vaguely pine resiny, evident hops -- to a very roasty chocolate malt finish. An extraordinarily mature, considered IPA. OK, a DIPA, but barely. Marvy.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared with Bob F. after work. Pours a clear deep gold color with a finger of tight foamy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, sweet citrus peel, and caramel malt. Taste of caramel malt, spice, citrus skins, grapefruit, and pine.
Brouwerij (844) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a clear copper with fine white head, fair bit of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, very resinous, piney and citrus. Flavor is hoppy, resinous, strong citrus, with mild malt finish and hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Don’t recall noticing any malt last time. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and crisp, mildly oily texture. A good DIPA.
JennyJam (45) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitter start full of grassy, piney hops. Earthy with a mildly resinous
mouthfeel. Quite a bit of fruit and some orangey citrus aroma. This one starts off with a decent blast of hops but it’s not astringent like some doubles can be. The bitterness and smooth flavor balance nicely. Very delicious, I would have another.