Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at The Stable’s Beer Lover’s Anonymous. Lightly hazy golden. Small white head is soapy. Subtle and very nice. Not over the top hops with soft pine and fruit with floral notes. Very light caramel. An understated beer and definitely a nice one.
jcos (1669) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. Poured a cloudy orange color. Aroma is not overwhelming for an DIPA. Nice citrus and hop taste, not overwhelming. Nicely balanced.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is relatively light and dead for an IIPA. Moderately sweet taste, moderately bitter, nice fruity citrus, grapefruit and apricots, lots of cotton candy and honey. Decent.
Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy hop and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.
drfabulous (4656) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Broadway. Nice hoppy Double IPA with some nice tones of grapefruit and citrus. Well done and ABV feels like it’s high, but not overpowering.
Travlr (15210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PB Tap Room. Deep golden color. Tons of pine and freshly mown grass in the aroma. Taste has moderate bitterness with pine resin. Nice.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PB TapRoom. Pours a dark copper color. Mild aroma. Hops dominate the front and mid palate along with a note of cream and red apple skins on the finish. Nice, but I wasn’t a fan of the sweetness.
hombrepalo (1924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fountainhead. Golden color with a citrusy-sweet aroma of sugar and medium hops. Flavor is sweet and full of floral and citrus hops, but seems off to me. Finish is light.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours an attractive bronze with fluffy head. Nose is fresh piney hops and different. Light fruity note as well. On taste, clean bitterness, though is also quite minerally that is distracting. Good malt backbone and clean finish. Not too shabby.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey DC in March 2010.
A: Pours a somewhat-dark copper with some orange tints to it. Nice off-white head and a bit of lacing.
S: Very nice. Lots of floral and citrus hops with a tad bit of caramel sweetness in the background.
T: Lots of hop bitterness. Nothing too overpowering or extraordinary, but certainly not balanced. Citrus and floral hops shine through with a bit of an herbal zest in the background. Some caramel malt in the background.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and only a hint of alcohol.
D: Very drinkable. My glass was gone way too fast. Another great (D)IPA coming from the folks in Healdsburg.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-16-2010