Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Attractive pour ... crystal clear, pure amber, with a nice rocky head of gurgling foam. Not much aroma here, and the beer drinks with a suspiciously easy-going style ... exceptionally smooth, smacking with just a friendly little quota of earthy, green hoppiness, and just enough alcohol burn to make you wonder whether this might be high gravity, but not enough to convince you that it is. This is a delicately assembled brew, thatís for sure! (#5041, 5/27/2013)
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft @ the house of Nobi .. . pours out a mild gold .. . low foam, only spots of lacing .. . grainy mouthfeel .. . old leaves, dirt, grass, and wig hair .. . light mouth .. . not much going on here .. . . Pollen counts around trophy presentations are notoriously high.
TheGB (573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dogfish Head in Gaithersburg. Pours golden with a lasting head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Nice taste of fruit, citrus. Acidity makes it nice palate cleansing. Donít know if it has the hops for a double IPA, but nice.
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle shared by Mike Memorial Day Sunday. Poured a nice looking syrupy but mostly flat honey orange body under a large rocky mostly white head. Aroma is sweet, notes of honey and some dough, homey topped bread, flowers, grassy hops. Palate is a little flat with a medium body and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is the same as the aroma, dry toast, honey, flowers, grassy hops, some orange notes as well. Not bad but nothing that needs to be in a 750ml bottle.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Sampled at Hoppy Monk February 2013.
Pours lightly hazy orange with a very small fizzy white head. nose is wack-plums, citrus (old), fig, sugary hops lite medicinal character. flavors of sweet fruit, resin, hops, lite honey, fig, vanilla and sweet lite alcohol kick long into the finish. a double ipa you say? hmmm doesnt seem anything like that. maybe the bottle has a bit of age on it. however, the bar claims it came in shortly before purchase. finish has lingering alcohol heat, resinous hops. not a bad beer perse but not great either, especially the high price tag.
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours cloudy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is piney, with notes of citrus. Taste is bitter. Overall, Iím not feeling it.
DiarmaidBHK (3848) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from wegmans leesburg. Pours orange with an inch of white head. lots of lacing in the glass. not much on the nose. getting a little bit of floral on the tongue. not a lop of hoppiness. not really feeling this one. not at all.
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a ton of hops in the nose. Pours clear and amber with off-white head. Very thin mouth feel. Way too much caramel malt and not enough dry hopping.
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Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A very clean, sweet juicy-fruity golden IPA, low on aromatic, low on complexity, low on excitement. Very boring.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed very fresh a few weeks after the beer was first release.
The look: Crystal clear pale-golden body topped by a medium off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is not exactly a hop-bomb, a smell of canned fruits (canned apricots, canned peaches, etc.) along with sweet bananas. Taste is more of the same. Sweet not-so-fresh fruits, really felt like drinking the leftover sweet from canned fruits, too much booze for a 8% beer, high sweetness sensation, timid juicy fruity hops, hops resin in the finish. Very soft carbonation. Not sure what to make of this. Like drinking a sweet mix-fruit breakfast juice with a few bubbles followed by a resinous bitterness. This beer is as clean as clean can be and therefore somewhat drinkable, but I found it boring as hell, not a bad beer, just really really really boring. And I have no clue what the hell Life & Limb Rhizing Bines means, hey brewers, if you are going to make a beer that insults my intelligence please use simple words so I can understand.
IPAlover86 (3) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard head and amber color; not cloudy. Soft taste, almost like its not a true heavy IPA. Nice crisp, sweet aftertaste. Solid beer, but nothing special.