PhillyBeer2112 (2740) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
FRO Throwdown: Copper hazy. Citrus and resin, grapefruit. Serious grapefruit hop flavors, bready malts in the background. Wow on the hop flavoring. Long bitter finish.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Deep copper color with a light head. Aroma is ok on this one with citrus and pine. But flavor is awful, tastes like a zip lock bad. Really really not good.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to someone I forgot... Mr. Chopin? Cletus? Sorry I forgot, but THANKS, YOU! Dark pour for IPA. Simcoe and piny nose, with similar taste and a good bit of malt sweetness. Some soapy notes.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to MrChopin. Dark red copper color with a lasting off white head. Very grassy, piney hop aroma. A bit thin in body with some caramel and then citrus hops in the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Dark enough pour makes this a handsome DIPA. Fresh hop nose is nice and grassy. I honestly didn’t know this was a double, since it tasted quite modest, like a knockoff of Founders Centennial with a different appearance to it. Slightly thin mouthfeel, not a lot of complexity, but okay.
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer. Thanks Bob. Pretty good double ipa, but nothing to waste your time or liver with considering the far superior options within the style.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks durhambeer for sharing. Pours a reddish amber with a one finger creamy orange head. The nose is citrusy, sweet, piney, sweet malt, a tad spicy, smells like Simcoe to me. The flavor is spicy, has a nice hop balance, earthy piny hops, pronounced bitterness, tastes like Simcoe too. Palate shows more of a harsh bitterness than I’d like. Overall I enjoyed this.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, dark copper color with a foamy, off-white head. Tattered cobweb lacing marks the glass. Aromas include toasted biscuit malts, dry grains, caramelized sugar, and citrus blossom hops. Flavors are well balanced but underwhelming, cereal grains and glazed biscuit malts countering sharp citrus and floral hop notes. There’s a bit of unfortunate soapiness as well, especially on the finish. Substantial on the palate, but lightly syrupy, the mouthfeel shows extremes of both cloyingness and astringency. Drinkable, but not impressive.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of crisp grapefruity hops and sweet caramel malt with some grassy notes. Body starts with good fullness and lightly sweet toasty malty flavor giving way to a more bitter, resinous citrus hoppiness. Finishes bittersweet and slightly warming. A pretty good IIPA, but could be a little cleaner and more assertive with a hoppier nose.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip glass, brewery tap.
Murky brown in appearance, with a thin soapy head. Thin aroma, with just hints of citrus, and bitter grassy hops. Bitter bitey flavor, overwhelms all citrus tones to the beer. Almost hurts to drink it. Hoppy in all the wrong ways for me, may dull a little bit over time. Going to buy a bottle of it and see how it goes.