jfitzy78 (8) - Belgiadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
amber dark orange/copper colour. the grapefruit aroma and flavour really is strong, but not overbearing. very hoppy. Nice balance overall.
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange golden body, offwhite head.
Aroma has resiny hops, cookie dough malt.
Way too much alcohol.
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice dank pine citrus spice aroma. Beyond that solid but nothing too special.
Itzjerm (1395) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice balanced but really hoppy dipa. Very enjoyable. Malty yet hoppy what I like. Nice lasting head. Not to sweet not to bitter. Nice mouthfeel. My kind of beer.
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3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange, sparkling with a medium-sized white head. Peppery Cascade-like orange and grapefruit and apricot focused hops, more citrus-forward than tropical. Rich and savory, full bodied with relatively low sweetness and assertive but balanced bitterness. Enjoyable mouth feel and texture with faint trace of alcohol. Nicely balanced for a big beer, and the sugar and bitterness levels are kept pleasant. Part of me is surprised that this isnít one of the highest rated Double IPAs among the geeks, but I guess this style is scored more for extreme flavors than for balance and drinkability.
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells like a freshly peeled and juiced tangerine. It tastes mildly sweet with some underlying toasty malt and a cornucopia of citrus hops flavors dominating, including: tangerine, orange, and red grapefruit peel. The beer is orange in color with a beige head, medium body, and good mouthfeel.
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, lemon, apricot, resin), with notes of gum, dried mango, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
A nice rendition. This is a hard style to even make drinkable at all, and this would probably be nicer with a bit less alcohol, but itís good given the inherent limitations. Nice tropical fruit aromas and minimal raw resin, good flavor balance thatís neither too sweet nor too abrasively bitter/citric (itís on the edge, though; itís certainly an aggressive beer), and a pretty fluffy mouthfeel without excessive alcohol burn. It could certainly be better, but in a field riddled with terrible examples, this oneís ahead of the pack.
Thechasm442 (344) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled Sept 24 to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden orange with a fingers worth of off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is dank pine, citrus, grapefruit, and hints of bread. Taste is big dank pine up front. Itís followed by tons of bright citrus flavors as well as some tropical fruits. There is a nice bready, caramel malt that kind of sits in the background a bit. The beer is somewhat sticky and leaves you refreshed and wanting more. I can barely notice the alcohol. Awesome dank west coast DIPA.
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Beer House, hazy dark orange-red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, earth, resinous notes into a bit of caraeml, toasted bread notes, some orange as well. †Taste had a mix of caramel, toffee, nice dank, resinous notes with some spice, pine, grass, touch of citrus, finishing very bitter, dry.
Beaver (1339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.
The aroma is subdued - some sweet malt and stinky hops.
The flavor is sweet soapy malts with some old fruit and a big harsh resiny bitter finish that lingers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall, a big hop bomb with harsh resiny stinky hops.
beechner224 (761) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jess. Pours a golden yellow with white head. Aroma is citrus, a bit sweet. Taste is light, dry, hoppy, a tad bitter. Hides alcohol well.