dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Nice floral/hoppy aroma with some notes of caramel malt. Poured a nice deep amber color with a nice white head. Flavors were prominent, good strong malts, caramel and bread, and hops, citrus and floral notes. Pretty good, for a regular IPA, but kick it up a bit more if you want to call it a double.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a litle lighter than i would have expected from a double IPA. Smooth and left without too much of a lingering hoppy taste. The mix of hops was good but again there was no real bite.
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBW. Clear copper/amber pour with a medium beige head. Bitter orange aroma with some sweet malt. Piney and orangy flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish. Pretty tasty stuff.
shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/25/2009: Church Brew Thunderhop Double IPA... Aroma: Super floral and herb-like, BASIL?!, pine/evergreen hops; more citrusy when warmer and less herbs. Appearance: Transparent reddish-amber color; clean appearance; frothy off-white head. Flavor: Also very floral and herby; light toffee maltiness underneath; lots of PINE hops. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; great mouthfeel. Overall: Very balanced, very drinkable!
Draught at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #77 for this beer.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the brewery/restaurant in a pub glass. The beer pours a medium to dark amber color. The aroma brings a noticable level of hops, but not to the extent that one would expect in a double IPA. The malt presence is also relatively weak, giving hints of greatness, but falling far short in the end. Mouthfeel was so-so, at best, and at its worst, was nearly insipid. Overall, one of the better beers offered at CBW, but certainly not better than average.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by TheCaptain and BeerGestapo, thanks guys. I wasn’t too thrilled with this one when I thought it was a regular IPA and now that I know it is supposed to be a DIPA I am even less enthusiastic. Clear amber with a decent head. IPA? Where are the hops? Barely any perceptible hops aroma or flavor. Instead it was mostly bready, sweet malt and just a bit of citrus. Certainly not enough to venture into DIPA territory. Try again guys.
keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this from a cask. Very smooth. Nice hoppiness to it. Dark amber with a long lasting head.
BREWMUSKCLES (2288) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice moderate body with an effervescent carbonation it is strong of alcohol enhanced likely because of the blast of hop and malt in the flavor. tart and tangy a bit chalky as in the rind this brew is a hop heads reward. sweet, piney and darkish with a touch of orange candy. quite nice.
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Update 9/3/2012. On draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange/red with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter garlicky, grassy hops, pot, and caramel malt. Flavor is super hoppy and bitter with more pot, garlic, grass, and a hint of citrus. A great hop bomb and it’s hard to compare this awesome IPA on tap to the bottle form. Tasty stuff.
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear brown. Aroma of sweet citrus and orange peel. Flavor of caramel malt upfront with citrus. Slightly astringent. Very sweet, so overall just meh.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet viney citrus with a big etoh and floral hops. a nectar hoppiness with some pine. Eh.