popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent DIPA. At this point, I’m almost annoyed with Drake’s for making so many awesome keg-only beers. Hopefully, Hop Salad will find its way into bottles. This beer is a bright explosion of hops but never gets too bitter. It’s pine resin, tropical fruits and grapefruit. Malt balances things out nicely and contributes a bit of caramel but stays out of the way of the hops. Very easy to drink. Full, light mouthfeel.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is peaches, grass, and pine needles. The flavor is spicy and dry for a IIPA. Well balanced with a sweet middle and big bitter finish. Another winner from Drakes.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Huge hoppy grass citrus pine and resin aroma and taste and a huge bitter bite.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 7th Annual Bistro Double IPA Fest (rating from notes). Medium amber color with a laced tan head. Intense hop aroma that lives up to the name. Bitter but clean with some malty cardboard flavors.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at to double IPA fest. It is one of the best doubles that I have had. Too bad you can’t get this in a bottle anymore.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 Steve from Valley Brewing had a keg of this @ his brewery and tapped it for a few of us. Even though this was over a year old, everything was still firing on all cylinders! Wonderful hop aroma with pineapple and citrus in the nose and flavor, which also showcased a smooth caramel malt backbone. The mouthfeel was a bit viscous and the finish was clean. Beautiful.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber colour with a little white head. Lovely aroma of citrus, melon and peach. Also fantastic flavour of hopas such as melon citrus and bitter finish, very nice tasty and great.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thick beige head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy giving it notes of grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and lots of hops giving it strong notes of grapefruit.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Pines, sweetness, herbs, flowers, spice and light caramel in the aroma. Nice. Flavour is awesome and quite balanced. Pines, flowers, herbs and spice. Loads of fruity and caramelnotes. Full bodied. Totally dry. Has a very heavy piney bitterness in the end, though its countered by a subtle sweetness making this an extraordinary experience and a worhty DIPA no. 50 in my book.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy aspidites and stoutlover72. Hazy, glowing amber/orange and 2cm of frothy, off white foam. Nose of floral resin, tangerine, melon, small hit of cannibus, sugary sweetness. Similar flavor, intense hops, lightly spicy. Resinous without being syrupy. Medium/full body, balanced carbonation. Very drinkable, dangerously so. Excellent IIPA.