rosenbergh (7090) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 04/23/14. (Mr. Bill’s) Roanoke, VA.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny white head.
Sweet, fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, strong malty sweetness and
The flavour is sweet... very sweet with a lots of hops. Fruity and resiny hops. Bitterness and sweet maltiness. Quite balanced. Strong.
TheJester (1918) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Pours copper-orange with a small white head. Nice looking beer. The taste and the aroma are similar, with semi-sweet citrus and mixed tropical fruit, with the balance leaning toward the latter. The malt is tertiary to the hop flavours, but is certainly present. A solid if unspectacular brew.
njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cooper color with nice white head and plenty of lace. Aroma was a nice citrus mix, not heavy on grapefruit more like Sunny D, with a malt backbone. Taste was light citrus with a cereal maltyness. Some very light alcohol noted in in finish and it slightly bitters in the late finish but never overwhelming on either. In fact I loved the balance here and very much enjoyed it, well done. Medium bodied and oily with low co2.
thehinge (268) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this a lot. Brown pour with a healthy off white head. Lots of carbonation. Resiny front with a creamy, bitter. This is among my favorite beers of the last couple of years. I do love the double IPA’s.
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. This beer pours beautifully, copper in color a bit hazy, nice foamy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, some caramel and some alcohol. Taste is quite balanced, hoppy but with a nice malty backbone. Very good and drinkable.
jrodooo5 (1038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful transparent copper pour w/ a retaining white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is slightly faint for the style but there are some citrus hops notes to be found. The taste is like a light & drinkable standard ipa. It’s pretty clean as the malt presence really mellows out the citrus hops. This makes it easy on the palate & a good drinkable DIPA overall!
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh crap I just ordered their highest Abv beer on tap. Pours copper, half inch foam head this vanishes, does leave a lacing pattern. Light pine resin nose. Taste begins with mild toast and caramel, then strong bitterness cuts in. Mild grapfruit, resin lingers. Light booze burn, medium to full body with light carbonation.
Westmeister (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark unclear orange. Taste is big bitter orange, lots of malty sweetness.a bit rough around the edges with just hints of raw hop leafs. Bold, bitter and not too shabby.
Jrwhitney6 (321) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly translucent gold with a finger foam head that quickly recedes. Somewhat sweet / citrus aroma. Taste is citrus, caramel, and some hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Somewhat syrupy. Good (not great).
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Darkmagus82 (1735) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed orange amber color with a small fizzy white colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is massive of a tropical fruit aroma with tons of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a bready nature as well as a little bit of a doughy smell. Some other sweet smells of a brown sugar and honey smell are there as well. A little bit of a grapefruit hop and some light earthy hop aromas are there as well, with the overall aroma very fruity and sweet.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet flavor with lots of brown sugar and a good showing of the tropical fruits that were detected in the nose. A doughy taste is present upfront as well, which as the taste advances transitions to a more bready like flavor at the end. At the start of the taste there is a lighter grapefruit hop flavor which ends up gaining a little bit of intensity as the flavor moves onto the end of the taste. Along with the grapefruit comes some flavors of an herbal and piney hop nature with a decrease in the sweeter flavors of the brew. While the sweeter fade some, they keep their presence well known, and mix with the hops and a medium strength alcohol flavor, to end up leaving a sweet, moderately hopped and slightly rummy boozed flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – For a 9 % IPA the body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is great for accentuating the pine and herbal hop flavors of the brew that develop toward the end, helping them stand out a bit more. With that said a slightly thicker body may have been a bit more appropriate, but overall the feel was rather decent.
Overall – A decent double IPA, but nothing all that special. A nice one to at least give a try to in order to see if is up your alley or not.