Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub courtesy of lithy. Thanks! Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big toffee malts with citrus and resin hops. The taste is herbal, citrus, melon and resin hops with toffee malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, just a bit off balance. Solid DIPA.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting.
Pours deep orange with a white head.
The flavor is well balanced with lots of juicy malt supported by a firm resiny bitterness.
Aroma of citrus and pine.
Sledutah (4062) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear yellow with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Citrus and cat piss
Taste: Citrus, harsh hops and hot alcohols
Ok, but didn’t really like it.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resiny hops. Actually labeled as Thunderhop Extreme DIPS. Heat from hops and alcohol. True big boy.
b3shine (4160) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler to taster at the RBWG (thanks lithy). Looks solid; a transparent dark orange with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes hoppy with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours deep gold with a frothy white head. Smells great, lots of grapefruit, pine, melon. Medium sweet flavor, some gritty pine, grapefruit rind, sweet lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Mildly resinous finish, pine, ripe citrus fruits. Decent beer.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma of resiny hops and sweet caramel malt. Sweet malt start with a nice resiny bitter finish. A hinto cat pee. Medium body with a bito fizz. ok drinker
drowland (5888) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/23/13. RBWG. Thanks, Justin! Nice golden amber with a nice head. Big fresh hop aroma and flavor with bold dankness and citrus. Delicious!
cheap (3743) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 On tap at the bocktown monaca. Too nice of a place for the hillbillioes that live in that general locale. May not make it because of the prices but yet a really nice plce. This beer was simply labeled church brew double IPA. First impression is it is a pale lager in appearance. Head fades rapidly. THe intriguing aroma is that of your mate’s b/o after sex, eh quite interesting. No co2 greets my palate. I think this beer is too well behaved to be a cloying double IPA. Yes, well behaved and fresh, crispy I think. Not destructive, almost likeable and I hate IPA. YEs, on style for a well amde IPA but falls short of the terribly insulting attributes of imperial.
artmcd8 (1214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Good aroma. Smells of grapefruit. Best IPA aroma I’ve experienced. Not super bitter aftertaste. Good stuff church.