Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle
A reasonably nice seasonal feels like a beer with a limited shelf life that, if it still exists on any shelves, is a shell of itself. At the price here in Ohio I imagine that might be the case although if this were on draft I’d have no problems ordering a pint (depending on the other options). If higher gravity IPAs are your thing this West Coast style version should be right up your alley.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel colored liquid swirls like a glass full of melted Red Vines. A rough vanilla head bobs up and down like whitecaps. Spruce, grapefruit, and some tropical notes brighten the mood. Overall this has a sharp focus but it doesn’t have that hook that catches your full attention.
Flavor / Palate - Oranges, grapefruit, and melon tickle the tongue en route to a clean bitter transition. After a few seconds it carries into the throat where it melts away with traces of resin and pine sap. If I had to choose one beer that shows what Double Mountain stands for from this limited flight it would be this one.
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts, tart,caramel, earthiness, slight rye and clove. Taste is dark roasted malts with honey and a relatively deep hop profile with an earthiness, lemon grass, clove , passion fruit, yeast and tart. Smooth finish. Appearance is a slightly hazy red with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught to pint glass
Grassy hops, caramel, some spruce, and grapefruit. Light amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Taste is grapefruit, with a hint of passionfruit, a hint of pepper and decent bitterness.
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. Orange, a bit hazy, nice looking creamy foam and wide bands of lacing in the glass. Aromas of caramel malt, mixed tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine and light weed. Taste - some caramel sweetness, citrusy, fruity. Medium lasting bitterness and some bitter citrus notes lingering. Medium bodied, good smooth carbonation. Good beer, not as intense in the finish as I would have liked, but worth drinking.
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn. Similar to the killer green yet not. Still got that dankness that I loved in the green. Pineapple, sweet orange, melon, floral stuff, caramel, fresh. The taste is big yet kinda an all over the place thing. Just got caught up watching a two hr Maiden show and that beer is long gone. Was pretty good but not as good as the green.
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton pours a copper color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, caramel and tropical fruits. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a light tropical fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice refreshing IPA that is easy to drink.
anderson01 (330) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank aroma. A little bit of citrus. It smells like a dryer sheet not saying that in a bad way. Clear appearance. Amber colored. A nice thick, frothy head. Great lacing. Sticky texture. Starts really hoppy and finishes mellow. Average carbonation. Very easy drinking beer.
sloth (2813) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized, off white head, good retention, solid lacing.Murky, amber hued brew. Mild nose, faint,earthy hops and bready malts. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, touch sour. Grainy malts and earthy hop flavors, bit nutty and leafy, hint metallic with a fairly dry finish and tame bite.ABV well hidden. Props to 5K for the bottle!
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy reddish amber with an off white head. The aroma has rich full toasty malt that’s rich and offset by bright hops that seem almost minty. The taste has full rich lightly toasty malt, bright silveery hops, rich orange, tart apple, melon and candied fruit. The finish has some pine too. Really nice.
Capa (2762) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice red/orange with a lasting white head. Bright fruits and strong floral notes along with noticeably strong sweet malts in the aroma. Flavor is heavy on the floral and bright fruit notes with caramel malts and light toast. An interesting brew and not at all what I was expecting. The intense floral/perfume fruit notes makes an entire bottle a little hard to get thru. Not a huge fan.