Bulk_Carrier (3154) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a deep hazy orange color with a one finger soft foamy white head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was spotty and messy.
The smell was dried grapefruit peel with a light bitter lemon and it acted upon a light oily earthy hoppiness.
The taste was somewhat sweet and somewhat bitter at different times throughout the beer. It never seemed combined and thorough.
The palate consisted of a delicate bitter hop base (yes, I say delicate, whoah, delicate for an DIPA, yikes, whereís the harshness I long desire for). However, I must admit the oiliness came in on my tongue to make it somewhat slick.
Overall, interesting DIPA, would I have this again? Honestly, with all of the DIPAís on the market, I donít think Iíd seek this one out but probably wouldnít turn it down if this was all that was offered.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Etched glass bottle. Backlog. Pours amber off white head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus, grapefruit and dryish resin. Medium body.
arnold931 (1107) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dry, sweet and hoppy. Pours dark amber with a nice head. Nose is citrus and hops. Taste has some nice malt sweetness with great hop bitterness.
TattooJack (402) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle of a 4-pack into my antique "Old Style" 7 ounce bar glass my late father probably stole from a local gin mill. This one was all over the place, one drink tasted sweet, the next bitter, and a bit gritty at the finish. Being a double IPA I was expecting it to be more bold, but instead was quite drinkable, and more pleasing to the tongue than most of the strong beers Iíve had. Usually I would say I wished it came in a six pack but I think for my own protection Iím glad they did a 4 on this one. If you like being really buzzed without all the pesky liquid bloating that 72oz. of beer might cause, then run out and get yourself a 4 of the 471!
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a vibrant orangish gold, hazy with a finger of off-white head, which dissipates to a a tight lacy ring. Aroma is huge citrus with ripe orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Nice earthy hops in give nose as well. Flavor is sweet with ripe tropical fruits and a spicy, sneaky bitterness which comes after a few seconds. This is definitely a floral DIPA but has a nice earthy bitterness to balance out the sweet citrus. Nice dryness in between sips, just a trace if bitterness and sweetness lingers to make you want the next sip. Pretty good stuff.
vikingguy (993) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with long lasting frothy white head. Rich resinous aroma. Taste- rich malt and ample piney, resinous hops. Caramel, dark fruit malt notes. A decent 2IPA.
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VTXR (1) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite. Best store bought beer Iíve found. Could use a cleaner finish,
SHANER4 (487) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - copper color with medium head. Aroma - not typical IIPA. Hops are mild and not impressive. Taste - something is off. Leaves spent stale grain taste on tongue and bitterness is minimal. Palate - medium body with lemony aftertaste. Overall - I love this style and this is below average for me. Missing exotic flavors that I expect from a double.
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Tons of resinous hops character, grassy, citrus, citrus rind. The malt notes are caramely and bready.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with small white head out bottle. Aroma of hops, mango, citrus, and pine. Flavor of dry hops, malt, and citrus on the back end. Great beer!
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