DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Version #4, Infused with Fresh Centennials. On-Tap @ the Portland Public House poured into Snifter glass.
Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head that is long lasting before creating a nice crown of foam atop the glass and leaves nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is citrus hops and citrus hops in their freshest form. Wow. The flavor is more of that citrus goodness and is zesty and bitter with a semi-dry finish. The body is full and mildly carbonated. This is some potent stuff. I really feel that their should be separate ratings for each of the versions since the hop characters of each are different and meld differently with the malts and have highly variable ABVís. This is certainly my favorite version and is highly drinkable.
DedicatedToFun (672) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome intense double IPA very strong, bomber, los Angeles, check this one out baby! Woo
bigaddie (55) - - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of tropical fruits almost like a juice with lots of flavors erupting. The great amber color to the pour with a disappearing head and little lacing. It has the characteristic west coast IPA demeanor.
Lots of grassiness hits the palate on every sip. Very full bodied with flavors throughout the palate. Citrus notes too. Delicious stuff and even though there's a slightly boozy angle to it, it ends up being pretty balanced overall.
Lovely beer with lots happening. Great palate, and excellent for a spring afternoon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
b3shine (2253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks Beerpig317). Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells malty and hoppy (in that order). Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
tcane7 (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Ray, and clearly not fresh. Pours a cloudy amber-orange. Mild piney hops, tons of malt - caramel, honey. Boozy and I have way too many good beers to drink. Drain pour.
HeadyDE (228) - Delaware, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber pour into snifter..great looking double to start with a large crater like head that settles down..big piney and citrus presence on nose with mango..papaya and pine for sure..been keeping an eye out for this for a while..quite nice mouthfeel that starts with a bit of sweetness and a lighter than expected presence..but next comes a boozy warming punch that warms the insides...brandy notes..citrus notes on the aroma are a tad dominated by the boozy finish..perhaps too much..but hey this is a pretty formidable double.so to be expected..quite enjoyable and definitely worth seeking out....
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark amber with 1.5 fingers of off-white. Good retention.
S - Pine, sweet grapefruit, thick caramel, alcohol.
T - Rich caramel malt off the top, then comes candy grapefruit, pineapple, lychee, strawberries, turns to an herbal pine flavor toward the end. Finishes fruity and bitter.
M - Full bodied, smooth carbonation.
This isnít a bitter-bomb but the hops provide alot of juicu fruit flavor. Alcohol is heavy in the nose but doesnít come through when drinking it. Very good.
Serving type: bottle
jhogan4 (225) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Golden pour with a small white head. Hops, pine nose with flavor that follows, with lots of hops, citrus, resin, malt, earthiness. Very good.
Ed5388 (522) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to raiders707. Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick fluffy tan head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and some bready caramel malt. Taste is bitter grapefruit, lemon, and pine, with a chewy caramel malt backbone.
stantheman (363) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alibi Room in Gastown. A paler amber color, with generous beige head. Bitter citrus hops up front of course. A bit of malt in the background.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mostly clear amber colour and a small spotty dirty white head. Aroma Is Citrus, resin, sweet bready malts, floral and overall just really smooth. Flavour consists of resin, citrus, sweet malts, bready, mild alcohol warming, and a well balanced med bitterness that pairs well with the high abv.