bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap from Five Points Growlers in Athens, GA. I suspect that the seal on my growler might not have been quite airtight, as this was leaden and stale by the time I drank it. This gave off abundant but muted hop aromas, and its dark amber body suggested a pleasant sipper, yet it sat heavy and dull in my mouth and my glass. A disappointment from a brewer that usually does high end hops very well, and one I would like to try again to see if perhaps the beer (or I) was just having a bad day.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Clear light brown. Scant aroma. Taste is very bitter start to finish, without much else.
Gachupines (898) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly floral hops with a bit if grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit hops with some floral notes. A little sharp with a bit of sweetness, very tasty.
thicksuds (427) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells fruity and floral, big pour, very bitter, well hopped, really dry and powerful at the end, bitter aftertaste, if you like hops, this is a winner, all in all a very solid DIPA, definitely top tier but not elite in my book.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - MAY 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a hazy golden-orange color with a moderate white head. The head faded to give a nice lacing.
Smell – The smell is a big mix of wonderful aromas. There is a nice sweeter malty flavor that is the base. With the maltiness there are great hop aromas of citrus, pine, and some more floral aromas. Overall very nice.
Taste – A slight sweet malt bready flavor meets the tongue. This is mixed with a wonderful more citrusy pine taste. The sweet fades over the taste experience becoming more bitter as the taste goes on. As it bitters, more hop flavors begin showing up. Grapefruit, pine, earthy and a bitter resinous flavor really come into play. They leave a very nice aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is above average; nice and creamy. The carbonation level is on the average level. The creamy body really suits the beer well. It allows all those wonderful tastes to sit and relax on the tongue, but yet has enough carbonation to excite the tongue to just the right amount.
Overall – Avery does it again with this IPA. Great qualities all around with a very nice balance. All and all, I would definitely recommend.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog. Dominated by hoppy-aromas, citrus, pine, grape-fruit and some caramel.
coachd (101) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a good smelling beer. Dank, musty, almost urine-like aroma. There is some malt and hop bitterness coming through, but it is late and fleeting. Dark for an IPA and has a small white ring of foam that does not go away. Tastes better than it smells and looks. It has a bit of a dank and musty taste up front, but that is immediately taken over by grapefruit hop bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter but not long lasting. Has a fizzy palate despite not looking overly carbonated. I found the palate to be the best part of this beer. This is a hard one to rate - it smells bad, looks average, tastes okay. My closest comparison would be Lagunitas’ Hop Stoopid, but it has a murky, stale quality that makes it not as good. If you’re going to go with an Avery DIPA, try Maharaja - it’s much better.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color. Floral notes, citrus, pine, and grass on the nose of this DIPA; all follow onto the palate. A lot of resin in this one, piney. Has a nice bite to it on the finish.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess I’m going mostly against the grain on this one in saying that this double IPA isn’t all that great. The duganA pours a cloudy light orange color with a decent-sized white head. The head leaves some nice, sticky lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose is where I start to get tipped-off that I may not like this one. I smell a musty couch, a dark, wet basement and a sour vegetable aroma. The flavors, unfortunately, are consistent, with an overpowering, sour and spoiled taste of bitter hops, expired veggies and produce that’s been left in a gutter. I drank about half of the bomber but had to pitch the rest. This one just didn’t agree with me.
UncleKorm (812) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle poured a cloudy orange hue w/ a large creamy white head slowly diminishing to a thin cap w/ excellent lacing. Big sweet citrus aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are straw, orange, grapefruit, and pine. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and nice carbonation level.
fattybladdy (553) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deuce, pours a light murky brownish orange with off white head. The aroma is primarily malty with some citrus. Taste is caramel malt, pine, citrus, and grapefruit with big time bitterness. Not bad but a bit more malty than I generally prefer in a DIPA.