jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Ballast Point, RBSG ’08. Somewhat of a cloudy copper with a white head. Orange juice-laced Pac NW citrusy hop nose! Pretty sweet, there’s a solid amount of residual sugars in here to balance the bitterness, which is ample. Very citrusy hop flavor - grapefruit/orange. Full, round and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Good stuff.
NosirIwont (2000) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful, hazy, deep orange-amber with a big, creamy off-white/yellowish head. The head soon sinks, but leaves a fine lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is dry hops with a faint hint of liquorice. As it warms, notes of pine escapes the hops and a wooden maltiness appears. In the vicinity of the glass there’re remote whiffs of port. The moment the beer enters the mouth, the flavour is sweet and fruity in just a split second, but lurking behind it there’s a mean hop bitterness waiting to strike – in a sudden instant it’s there, overtaking the flavour, filling the mouth, almost paralyzing the taste buds to anything but itself. When the taste recovers, notes of pine and strong, but well-balanced alcohol is found. The moment it’s sunk, the bitterness turns to liquorice in a slightly astringent finish that also reveals notes of plums and apple well hidden behind the bitterness. Palate is thick, bordering oily, and almost laces the mouth. A great beer. 05-08-08.
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. Aroma has citrus (grapefruits). Bit hazy, orange coloured with a lasting off-white head. Taste has tangerine and medicin, is astringent. Has bitterness and some fruity sweetness. Quite unbalanced in taste, aroma was much better.
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, bought in Vejle. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma is fruity, very hoppy. Bitter taste, fruity, very dry. Quite astringent. Has a weird medicinal aftertaste, of grinded pills. Overdone.
Furseth (1979) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle:Bottled. Big thanks to Tomas & Magnus. Hazy orange colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma of citrus,flowers,some granynes was there too. Flavor was werry citric,fruity mouth feeling,nice medium body, and a long fruityfinish. Great beer!
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ DTS. Sugary but also firnm hopbitter aroma with grapefruit and red berries. Grapefruityflavor with mint and loads of hops. Even a bit medecinal, but the grapefruit overrules all other flavors. Huge grassy and citrussy hopbitter aftertaste.
jerohen (2029) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dutch tasting session Bunnik. Bottled. Opaque, white head. Hoppy nose, grapefruit. Astringently bitter flavour, some tangerine, and a some medicinal flavour. Suberb aroma, disappointing flavour.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@DTS. Very fruity aroma, mainly grapefruit, light grassy. Hazy, dark yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Very sweet start, apple and other fruits, thin medicinal and very grassy in the finish. Sticky and very dry in the finish. Out of balance, over done.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vendome Liquor, Yorba Linda. Pours deep amber orange with fluffy off-white head. Sweet floral/hoppy aroma. Flavor begins with hints of ginger, roasted nuts and citrus. Finishes with a smooth touch of roasted malt and a bang of hops and alcohol. The flavor of DDIPA is really unique, nothing like I’ve ever had in an Double IPA. Very good!!
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Thick creamy orange with a good sized head. Big hoppy citrus nose. Flavor with hops to spare yet a good amount of malt to soften the blow. Creamy texture with a good amount of alcohol to give the stomach something to think about. Very nice from start to finish.