anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. has a fruity malty piney citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney and grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney and grapefruit finish.
brokensail (9115) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange pour with a white head. Enormous citrus aroma of orange, grapefruit, and orange. Some nice bright pineapple aromas, floral hops, and a bit of pine. Minimal malt sweetness to the flavor, great orange and grapefruit, and some pineapple. Moderate pine flavor with a decent bitterness and a surprisingly dry finish. Awesome stuff.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange appearance with a white head. Pretty spicy, light cat pee, mild pineapple, herbal, a bit grassy aroma. A bit chewy, orange creamsickle, quite herbal, a bit goopy, citrusy, slightly grassy flavor. Pretty tasty.
GT2 (7020) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Boneyard and Growler at a tasting. Low haze golden pour with thicker white foam, good lacing. Nose is sweaty, salty, dank hops, flashes of cinnamon. Taste is sticky fruit juice, cantaloupe, fresh pineapple. Thick, dense palate that isn’t abrasive, sugary, nutty, tannic, cheesy or any of the other myriad of things that go awry with DIPAs.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Yard House Seattle. The beer pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium bone white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy with notes of toasted malt and florals. Full, chewy body with flavors of grassy hops, grapefruit and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering fruity hops aftertaste. Solid all around.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber. Pours a brilliantly crystal clear bright gold with a thick and fluffy platinum blonde head. Amazingly transparent for such a big beer. Explosively forward grapefruit and floral nose, redolent and oily. Creamy medium body, surprisingly crisp for such a beast. Toast, caramel, grapefruit, and tons of spicy floral notes on the mid palate, with a crisp resiny grapefruit rind finish. Good stuff.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh-shipped growler. It has been getting some hype lately. It is a ell-made citrusy ipa with a distinctive piney bitterness.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From haggerty growler. Pours light amber with a decent off-white head and a very pleasant sweet citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet then turns quite bitter.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Orangish straw, pale haze, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Big pithy and piny nose. Similar tongue, a little green. A little dank, but mainly fresh pith and citrus peel. Light sweetness, not overly bitter. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Very clean finish, lingering citrus based items, pith and peel. Overally a very bright citrusy example of an IIPA.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is strongly malty and somewhat dusty and dull floral and citrus hops. Smells sweet and boozy. Pours golden amber, hazy with a thin head and soft lace. The flavor starts sweet, caramel, dough, big and malty with soft citrus but mostly dulled peppery and earthy hops and a big alcohol bite. Too full bodied for me, boozy, and somewhat difficult to drink. Not for me.