popery (1133) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a nice warm red-tinged amber color. Cloudy, lots of sediment towards the bottom of the bottle. Medium light khaki head. Creamy. Good retention and lacing. Lots of hops and rye in the aroma. Hops are a mix of pine resin, grapefruit and pineapple with a little bit of blackberry and wildflower. Big caramel note. Lots of spicy, doughy rye flavor. Taste is fairly sweet. Lots of caramel and rye. Big piney hops. Good dose of bitterness but not overbearing. Some booze. It’s a bit much but for a 11.5% DIPA/ASA, I’m not going to criticize too much. Finish is floral, bitter and sweet with caramel. Lingering pine flavor. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit low on carbonation. Good beer, but it still suffers from the common flaws of big (>10% abv) hoppy beers.
hopdog (7734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some caramel, and I was getting some tropical fruitiness. Overall the 11.5% was well hidden.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy woody aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter oaky flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney oaky finish.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy, deeper orange with a short, rich beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and nutty notes with lots of pineapple and peppery hops around.. quite assertive with booze-fueled oak accenting. The flavor found sweeter caramel and a touch of fruit at the core, with pineapple, black pepper, oak, and other spicy hops around.. quite a lot of boozage, but it grew on me quickly Medium-bodied, hot, and hoppy on the palate.. aggressive, but probably not unreasonably-so considering the ABV.
1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange body with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy and sugary but good. Sweet and hoppy. Extremely delicious. Very hoppy. Citrus and pine. Medium bodied and resinous.
wnoble (932) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Kasey. Pours deep clear red with small frothy head that lingers. Nose is ripe fruits, citrus, sweet caramel malts, intense sweet resinous hops with a very evident amount of vanilla and slight woody character. Flavor is vanilla, citrus, ripe pineapples, fermenting oranges, honeydew melons. Medium body. Alcohol is warm and evident. This is rich and flavorful which takes away from drinkability.
beersearcher (1974) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really looking forward to this. Big fan of Coulter and Double Rainbow. But this did not work for me. Initial taste was complex with spice and woody notes followed by a ABV kick. But then it just became hard to drink. Hop bitterness faded to nothing.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask pour. Clear dark amber color/ no head. Nice pine, caramel, pit fruit, french oak aromas. Medium bodied with light co2. Pine floral, spicy caramel, woody, pit fruit flavors, warming finish--very good
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden hue and a large off-white, creamy head. Aromas are are lightly phenolic (coriander), esters, poolwater, vegetal, grapefruit. Pepper, off. Flavors are really, really sweet. Super off (I know it is a 10+ IPA, which is sketchy to start, but this is sweet for that!). Really fruity. Grape fruit, citrus, estery. Sweet, full bodied, medium bubbles. Not my thing.
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed orange-amber color with a finger of white head.
S: Not terribly fragrant for a double IPA. There is a bit of citrus to it and a lot of sweetness. Some tropical fruits and some brown sugar and table sugar. A slight floral note to it.
T: There is a distinct, sugared frut note. It’s almost like fruity pebbles. Some light pineapple and mango to it. Somewhat bitter and a bit of booze to it. A light grassiness and even more booze, especially as it warms up.
M: The body is almost syrupy with a medium carbonation.
O: Not a huge fan of this one. Not a very good double IPA.