Drake (10526) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared by obguthr at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is citrus forward, lemon particularly, with faint floral hop notes and toffeeish malts. The taste is toffee, resiny and citrus hops and a tart citrus bite in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer, but if I didn’t know ahead of time this had lemons in it I would have just chalked it up to the hops.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange-gold with good, creamy, off-white head / Mild nose of cream, soap, and citrus / Medium body, very creamy and lightly sweet, smooth, flavorful but mellow hopping, good balance and mildly biting finish / Flavors of cream, orange, grapefruit, banana, and cut pine / I love the creamy, mellow, body of this one. Lack the biting hops expected from a Dog double.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured burnt orange with a thick mildly off-white head. Thick, foamy palate. Very bitter with resinous, high alpha hops. The lemon offered some tart citrus and acidic burn towards the finish. Wood shavings. Some very noticeable alcohol heat in there too. Bitter rind-like tones. More hop pine flavors, ginger, yeast spices, grassy earthiness.
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
soft citrus hopping, a touch of flowers, green grass, a little peachy with cookieish malts. Hop flavors are light and peppery up front, a little floral behind that, with a medium sweet bready malt, a little light on body, with a citrusy bitter finish. Hazy amber, full foamy head, nice lacing. Lingering peppery bitterness with hints of lemon juice.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at toronado. Orange color with a normal amount of head. Aroma is citrus hops and probably the lemon peel. Flavor is rich and malty, but also quite bitter. I would put it among the good IIPAs, but it doesn’t stand out at all.
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden pour clear orange tint thick foamy off white head and lots of lacing .... aroma is of bitter citrusy hops and a little lemony and very light pine .... taste is very bitter lots of citrusy hops and bitter lemon peel little peppery some malty and a hint of pine ... finishes bitter and hoppy with a lingering lemon abv hidden pretty well ... a good brew bitterness just overwhelms almost all of the other flavors
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
yup, that’s a lemon .. . Pours a medium amber, medium foam, light clasping lacing .. . floral notes, some citrus and of course lemon .. . an ok beer, a bit muddled and under whelming .. . another DFH that seems intriguing but never lives up to how good it sounds .. . Well they should, those filthy buggers. They go from port to port.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wine101. Amber pour. A little darker than I was expecting. Aroma was nice lemon, citrus, toffee, and some floral notes. After the lovely complex aroma this one fell flat for me. mediocre at best IIPA
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Capped 750mL bottle. Bottled on 2011. Amber color, nice lacing from a thin white head. The nose is mostly hops, loads of resin & citrus. A touch of lemongrass and caramel malt sugars. Flavor of sweet malts, loads of bitter hops, some pine. Finishes with a palate busting bitterness, lingering form the flavor. Then there is an odd citric acid left behind. I do not detect lemons at all, although the acidity is there, ABV is very well hidden. Smooth body, easy to drink. Overall impression, a citric acidic 90 Minute, minus the vanilla.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is powerful hops with pine citrus and some soap. The malt is very sweet and the alcohol is strong. The appearance is orange gold with a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer all around but I am disappointed that I don’t really get much lemon here.