BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly clear dark amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, pine, and citrus hops with pear and apricot fruity esters with caramel and toast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry and bitter finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4874) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with ruby highlights and average, creamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is bready and biscuit malts, caramel, earthy and floral hops, figs, dates, and light toast. Flavor is bready malts forward with supporting caramel, floral hops, dark fruit esters, and light toast; dry finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was at an ESBLS tasting at Dave’s house. Poured a beautiful, clear, copper color and raised an attractive tan head and left good lacing as it settled Nose is full of citrus and pine hops. Body is medium and mouthfeel is clean and smooth. The flavor is intense with a great balance between the flavorful hops and malts. Finish is long, dry and perfectly bitter. This is simply a great beer.
mezr (76) - California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a beautiful, clear, amber color from a 22 oz bottle. A medium, frothy head developed and settled to a white film a few minutes later. Light lacing on the glass. The aroma is inviting with pronounced resin, pine, and citrus, but not intense. Taste is very clean, at first lightly sweet, and then the bitter kicks in and grows nicely. Medium body, carbonation that’s just right for the style of beer, and a very pleasent, long finish. Definitely on of the better double IPA’s I’ve sampled.
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Coppery and clear. A rich caramel aroma. Nice pine hops. The flavor is well balanced. It is straightforward with those hops and caramel. Classic double IPA and well done.
JStax (4639) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle thanks to mashmaster. Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy white head of foam. The aroma is floral and cotton candyish. Very sweet with a pleasant, drying finish. Nice double IPA.
Ataraxia (473) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber color, frothy off-white head. Sugary aroma of grapefruit, citrus, mango, pine resin, bread malt, and herbal traces. Initial sweetness gives way to hoppy bitterness. Smooth, medium-bodied, and a little boozy. Long bitter finish.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Clear amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy grapefruit, orange, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice ipa. Pleasing nose with a very soft palate. Not overly bitter but still maintains good hop flavor.
Bottle from whole foods
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has light caramel atop wonderful melon and tropical fruits. Flavor follows suit...a bit sweet on the caramel but saved by melon notes...hides the 10% fabulously! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.