bhensonb (13850) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Bottled January 2011. Pours an amber so light itís almost gold. Head is 3 finger foamy off-white. Aroma is earthy/piney hop with mild cooked caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is floral/citrus/earthy/perhaps resiny over detectable malt. This stuff has a lot of flavor. Going well with hot salsa. I take back every bad thought I ever had about assoholes going around the world to get sticks and stones to make odd ridiculous beers. Til the next odd ridiculous beer. This beer is fantastic.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange hue. The centennial hops and pine are apparent in the smell. Unfortunately it had little hop character in the taste. The taste was citrussy, but the lemon doesnít complement the floral hop character. If anything I thought the lemon counter-acted the hops and produced a double IPA that was light bodied.
ben4321 (5568) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 750 ml bottle shared by jcos, 6/12/11
Aroma: The nose has a decent amount of citrus, some orange and lemon, some earth and resin
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with a lasting white head and little bit of lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly hoppy, not much sweetness, but lots of pine and citrus hop notes
Palate: Medium bodied, leaning full, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, and a well hidden abv
This one will serve as my 100th Double IPA rating! Quite a milestone, as I love me a Double IPA! Anyway, onto the beer, I found this one to be very solid. Maybe not the best IIPA that Iíve rated out of those 100, but rather tasty none-the-less. Iíll start the second hundred soon, but the first 100 will be hard to top.
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Holy cow, I can smell this one from across the room! Pours murky golden, medium thick white head with a solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of pine, lemon rind and hay. Taste is bitter throughout, with lemon in the background, bitter finish. Pretty straightforward.
pressboxjoe (403) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cold Spring (Yardley) poured into small snifter. Pretty good looking beer, very rich color and strong white head with immediate lacing. As opposed to yesterday when an iced tea flavor was an indication of something wrong, I suppose in an ale brewed with lemons it makes some sense. Malty, but sour. Lemon aroma is strong and different from the standard hoppy citrus smell. More like dish detergent. Bitterness somewhat harsh for DFH, but diminishes as it warms and becomes slightly more balanced. Not my favorite, but glad I tried it.
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprise tap at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. All they knew was it was a new DIPA. Dark gray-orange/orange tinged brown body. Alc thin head, nose is caramel, perfuming hops. Wow, this is big and tasty. Like a huge hopped dubbel, caramel, toasted-sweet, candi sugar. Heavy, oily hopping .. reminds me of 120min. This is big, full like sweet belgian brune. Great surprise, really amazing.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-brown color, small head. Sweet, hoppy aroma, with notes of lemon and alcohol. Flavor is crisp hoppiness with lemon and herbs, sweetness, alcohol. Sharp, bright feel. Mmm.
Slipstream (2424) - USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool drawing of bluesman Robert Johnson on label. Dark gold pour with light head. Very good floral, citrus aroma with a mellow undercurrent of beery elements. Interesting ale with a number of sides to it - as much like a strong lager as a big IPA. Lemon, good hop bitterness, and a lingering warm tingle on the palate. I tasted something like cinnamon too. And hats off to the numerological use of 100 in the brewing process - 100 IBU, 10.0 ABV, etc.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ACBF. Amber/yellow pour with little head and lacing. Thereís a real wooden quality with resinous hops and caramel. Light on the palate with a fruity quality .
Leafs93 (2069) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Chalsk for the bottle! Pours burnt orange with white head. Aroma of citrus, resin and alcohol. Taste is caramel sweet with bitters. The alcohol creates a dry and warming finish.