lb4lb (2044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a light head. Nicely hoppy and very grassy. Dry finish. Pretty good beer.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Huge fresh hop nose- grassy, herbaceous, and spicy. Subdued citrus. Cloudy orange-amber with a thin patchy head. Nice flavor, mild bitterness with good citrus character. Well-balanced. Thick, chewy but not cloying.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the Charleston Beer Exchange. Slightly hazy amber with a rather small white head. Big, fresh, hoppy aroma of pine and citrus with hints of caramel underneath. Medium body, lightly carbonated, resinous, quite dry. The bitterness comes on mid palate after an initial fruity sweetness. Long, bitter finish. This had been in a refrigerated growler for about a week, and probably suffered a little from that. Still, itís a solid DIPA, and I look forward to having it again the next time Iím in Charleston.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Fairly dark, even for a double. Opaque rustish color
S: Grassy and a little sweetness. A bit of dankness.
T: Unique and incredibly balanced. Grassy with just a touch of citrus. Nice bitterness at the end
M: A little oily, with nice carbonation.
D: Crazy for a double, seems much more like a 7 percenter. Extremely smooth and crazy delicious.
A very unique double, and another GREAT one from COAST. Lessy grassy than HopArt, but the absolutely flawless balance makes it a winner. Its actually a bit like a Masala Mama for the DIPA inclined.