gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crown Valley is an interesting one, given they seem to have many misses but a few bulls eyes. This one isn’t a double bull, but a double 18.
jsquire (4040) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange amber color with a sticky off white head. Big hop nose of candied orange and resin. Some crusty bread but mostly hops in the flavor. Orange, tangerine, candied grapefruit, apricot, and a long resin finish make this a good hop head beer. And the abv will sneak up on you.
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a clear copper body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet citrus, a dash of malts, some mango and then a mild resiny spicy hoppiness at the end of the draw. The taste delivers pleasing citrusy hops that are malt sweetened into a juicy sensation. Grapefruit and tangerine hop bitterness quickly fills in behind and heading into a dash of spicy hop bitterness. This is a straight up tasty hop treat where the decent size ABV is hardly noticeable. This may even venture into the realm of dangerously drinkable.
coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is extremely malty and sweet with a coffee cake quality to it, so much so that the hops barely even make an appearance. Very nice looking light amber color, cloudy with a dense off white head. The taste is malty up font with some very slight hop bitterness afterward, but it’s muted and bland. I am drinking this at the temp. that is suggested on the bottle (57-61F), but I have tried this much colder and liked it better. When cold the hops are a lot more crisp, but even then it’s not all that great. I would not buy this again, way too many quality DIPAs that I could have instead.
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the stien and vine, poured a golden lit amber color with aromas of malt, caramel, light hops and some floral notes. Flavors Match the aromas nice floral notes, not over the top bitter decent and enjoyable.
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer really. Little oily hoppy ok the nose. Pine.
Looks fine. Amber with a creamy off white head.
Taste is boozy. Some pine. Some floral notes. Shit... A lot better than some of.this crap I’ve been having lately.
Palate is smooth but the finish is a little hoppy and very boozy.
Overall not a crazy showing for the style but not too bad either. Solid beer.
glennmastrange (2569) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate light bread and grain for the ,alt, light pine and turpentine for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of medicine and sulfur. Head is average size, fizzy/frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Out of balance and not so great aromas settles this DIPA into mediocrity.
hman43 (879) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a cloudy golden orange. It has a full white head. It has a sweet, citrus aroma with hints of malt. It has a sweet, bitter taste with citrus flavors, floral elements, and caramel malts. The carbonation gives it bite, but it is not that bitter on the palate.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Like most crown valley beers, this one isn’t all that impressive. Very strong, very alcoholic. The bitterness and the pine are a bit too aggressive.
Jrwhitney6 (427) - - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer of month club. Pours a cloudy gold with a one finger white head that recedes but leaves a thin white film. Nice nose - pine, citrus. Taste of some citrus (grapefruit) and bitter hops. Good, but not great, double IPA.
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Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poirs a clear dark copper color with a thick head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, malt a bit of fruit sweetness. Taste of grapefruit, malt sweetness and bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing wiith a subtle hop presence. Enjoyable beer without all of the hype.