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.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear anber with a tight white head. Nice piney hop and sweet tea aroma. Smooth easy drinking. A mild flavor mirrors the aroma and is mainly earthy sweetened black tea with herbal and peach/mango flavors. Not much fresh hop action here. An aged bottle i hope.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I don;t think they made it this year so it must have been the 2007 version, that I jsut acquired. In any case this DIPA was still great. Great aromas of pine, flowers and citrus. Awesome flavors of piney as well as flowery hops, that probbaly mellowed a bit and hence allowed the malt to come through more. Great smooth palate and nice bitter finish. They need to try to make this again, just jack up the price if necessary it is worth it.
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-07-04. Hazy golden orange body, modest off white head. (3+) Aroma of clementines, and citrus seeds, modest alcohol. Very light floral touches to the hops. Pleasant hops throughout the flavour are assertive, nice moderate bitterness is fairly well balanced. Mild touch of alcohol. Smooth average to medium bodied palate. (3+) Quite good. Bottle from SDbruboy I believe.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Big thanks to Tomas & Magnus.
Light hazy orange colour with creamy white head. Grapey, mandariney aroma that is very compact and intense - this is what I want from an Imperial India Pale Ale. Balancedly sweet with superb hopflavour and grapey bitterness. There is not much else to say here. Fantastic 2IPA! It’s big. It’s bold. But it’s balanced!
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Shady orange color, white head. Smooth, fruity, apricot scent. Spicy, sweet, alcohol taste. Grainy aftertste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
oakbluff (427) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - pours a hazy navel orange colour. Nose- sweet hop fruits. Taste- citrus fruits- not quite a blast of hops as age has taken its toll. Malt flavour is cookie dry. Carbonation is good and goes down smooth. Dry finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting. Pours a cloudy orange with an aroma of honey, pine and hops. Certainly not a fully balanced beer, this is all about massive hop bite. Clings to the mouth to deliver a warming alcohol finish. A good double IPA.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy amber with 2 finger cream head and perfect lacing. Nose is sweet citrus, pine, floral hops and caramel. Taste is pine upfront that fades to some citrus and caramel malt before finishing with a lingering resin aftertaste. Pretty balanced for an IIPA and not as hoppy as the aroma indicates. Mouth feel is medium and creamy with some stickiness on the lips. Solid brew.