Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland--Poured a luscious orange-amber body with a small rocky white head. Nose of tangy tropical fruitiness and citrus hop monstrosity. Bitter bite on the tongue, quite acidic, but necessary to tame the 9.5% ABV. I really loved this beer, but 20 ounces of this bad boy was all my palate and liver could take in one setting.
iguanodon (78) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Bailey’s Tap Room in Portland. Pours hazy gold with no head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, faint apple. Taste is citrusy hops backed by sweet malt. Finish is sweet... a great DIPA.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taproom - WOW! Hazy golden amber appearance, with a finger of white foam. Even though it sits on the coffee table in front of the couch I am sitting on, the hops are very apparent from a distance. Tempting you, drink me, drink me! Luscious fruit, from the meat to the rinds you can taste every aspect of the fruit here. Loads of melon, dare I say a faint hint of watermelon, citrus and grapefruit, just really fresh and juicy. Soapy resiny hoppiness with a stand up cookie dough maltiness. Aggressive and in your face, but still holds tremendous balance. Truly one of the best IPAs I have ever tried. This holds court with Dreadnaught.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can’t believe I hadn’t rated this! Darkish orange, big fluffy head. Huge hop aroma nearly overpowers, slightly sweet flavor with huge citrus and floral hops. Finish is long and hoppy. When this comes out I run around Portland drinking it where ever it goes on tap.
corkitad (19) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great brew from Double Mtn. Alcohol/ floral notes create an intense almost overwhelming richness. YUM!
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alright, maybe I got a really good bottle of this. And kept it the right amount of time. I don’t know exactly, but this ish is AMAZING. Piney resinous glads drip hop juice all over you with some sort of spicey background grown in the forest. I mean, they’re not joking, this is full on reality mothafucka!!
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the taproom. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small longlasting white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter pine aroma with resiny hints and hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piny resiny flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter piny finish with a long bitter hoppy resiny aftertaste with some hints of grapefruit. Lovely stuff.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an enormous beer, and I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn’t for all the floaties. The pour is absolutely disgusting...and I mean that in the nicest way possible. It’s hazy, there’s floaties, I’m sure I’ll have some severe gas ALL night long, but the head is white and thick and leaves a lot of lacing. I guess you can call it a light amber in color. It’s got all the good aroma characteristics, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, pine, it smells nice and pretty for the most part. It’s also got that bit of buttery pastry aroma that can only be had from Pilsner malt. Flavor is awesome. Hops and hops with a smooth bitterness backed by a sweet malt backbone...and not overly caramel like some. I’d say this is three times better than Hop Lava.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2012 8oz pour at Green Dragon in Portland is cloudy but bright and soft golden orange with a finely bubbled, creamy but short white head. Intense nose of citric acid, pineapple, lemons, lime, mango, oranges, everything. It smells acidic and intensely bitter, and to test this theory I drink this beer, and believe it or not it’s acidic and intensely bitter. Hugely pungent, creamy citrus hop cones. Big and bold but not stupidly corrosive and unpalatable. Very nice overall, a definite hop bomb.
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours hazy yellow/orange. Smells beautiful and fresh. Taste isn’t over the top IPA, but nicely balanced with the ABV. Really good beer.