drjay44 (2996) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
651 ml. twist cap bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over an initially clear (see below) clear dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is heavy pine, resin from the hops, cereal, light roast with toast, biscuit from the malts, minimal esters....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of citrus (lemon), mild malts with vague hints of toast, finishing with a pine dominated bitterness, minimal juniper.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol warmth, acid finish. This is a weak attempt at a I/DIPA. The alcohol, complexity in both aroma and flavor are all low to the style. The juniper is quite hidden, and the whole recipe needs reworking. However on the second pour a tremendous load of floaters came sloshing out. Perhaps the beer was mis-handeled, but I got it at Applejacks. BJCP 6/1/10/4/5
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at rbwg
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, bisquity, pine and bisquity
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #172. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pine, juniper, wheat. Taste is tart wheat, juniper. Thin bodied.
cheap (4618) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is one big nasty IPA and that is a compliment to its genre. Yes, blue moon is entering into the craft beer arena fer sure, in a big way. This is a big beer. Mild aroma of perfume. On the buds it is a big thick rude waxy bullshitter. BM is now at craft DIPA status. Can’t taste much juniper, if any, but it certainly is mouth coating. If you like big soapy IPA, must try. Does have some co2 which saves it for a lager lover but make no mistake, this iz inyerface. Long sticky bitter finish. Kicks yah in the face. Wew, getting dizzy after this twist off cap bomber, heheh.
GT2 (9394) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short: A ’crafty’ DIPA that is half decent
Origin: 651mL Sample: 3oz Glass: Reidel Razor Stemless Tulip Price: Gift Date: 1/19/14
Long: Thank you DedicatedToFun for this wale. Clear orange pour with weak foam. Nose is perfume, booze, white alcohol, flashes of citrus hops. Taste is bitter orange peel. Palate isn’t too sticky, somewhat juicy. Not harsh, tannic, nutty, or papery. Decent all around
Flaws: Just call it Blue Moon Double IPA
Remedy: Don’t make a Blue Moon Double IPA
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome double IPA from the great producers of blue moon, very hoppy and tasty overall
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 1/18/14 (Dominick’s)-40° in Shaker-Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, malt, and juniper. Taste of hops, malt, and juniper. This medium bodied brew is not bad but if your not a fan of juniper you may not like.
thornecb (4871) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel and resin aromas. Thin with sweet and sour caramel and juniper upfront turning to dry resin in the medium length finish.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of juniper, caramel and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, juniper and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering juniper finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at Backcountry Pizza poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine, light grapefruit zest and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering pine finish.
mintzmeet (336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very piney, some breadiness. very drinkable. a lil gin like. pretty heavy hoppiness. fizzy mouth feel.