Kestral (505) - Ňrnes, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white fizzy head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and some tropical fruits. Quite bitter, not a lot of malt sweetness to be found. A bit too light bodied for me, and the carbonation was a bit too fizzy. Quite one dimensional, it lacks a little punch. A good drink though.
jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im not sure if this bottle is old or infected but there is nothing that gives me that indication other than tthat this beer doesnt display a great deal of traditional double ipa character... it has a mildly sweet nose, its a little piney and creamy at the same time, pale golden amber smaller head... dry finish, some herbal honey flavor, pine dominates... nice lacing, medium to medium full bodied...
FriarHop (111) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strange for an imperial. I can't quite pin down the flavor but a bucket full of pine cones come to mind. Clear, yellow-tinted color; dense light head that stays. Tasty, but a bit strange.
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41cubs (246) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is growing on me. This is the second bottle that Iíve sampled and it really seems to be a laid back, charming, unapologetic one trick pony. Smells really bitter and floral and thatís exactly what comes through in the taste as well. Whatcha got here is a sweet and earthy flower petal sandwich with a load of hop resin slaw. At the finish I get something bitter, spicy and earthy like horseradish root or something, no joke. Mouthfeel is thin in body but coating. Reminds me much more of an IPA than a double but a nice brew. Thanks Captain Lawrence. 2009 16 oz.
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was decent, but not remarkable DIPA. Great hop nose and aroma, but the body was sort of bitter and flat. Also it suffers from being sort of heavy in the body, which I donít like for my hoppy beers.
peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Pours clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma is light bitterness with a corse grain character. Taste is bitterness, pine, and a somewhat cloying sweet malt character. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Disjointed, subpar IIPA.
50belair (1334) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to ut my finger on whatís going on here. This hazy amber brew is really sweet. Itís missing that bite of an imperial IPA. It taste like orange, citrus and sweet íní low with a dash of malt to help hold it up. Has a bit of the alcohol finish. Strange beer. Would like to try one on tap...
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of meilby. Pours hazy orange with frothy white head. Aroma is bread, caramel, toffee, dark sugars, hop aroma is gone. Taste is very sweet. Medium body, oily, soft. 20110421
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with above averagec carbonation. Aromas are of cereal grains,and faint citrus. Flavors are of lightly toasted grains, a bit of orange and grapefruit, an d bread dough. Somewhat sticky and long on the palate. Perhaps a bit long in the tooth.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Collins Bar. Golden pour with a foamy white head. Descent retention and lace. Aromas of citrus, graitfriuit and pine. Taste was kind of out of balance and watery. The lingering graitfruit taste was unattractive. Not a great Double IPA in my opinion.