JStax (3248) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would have never suspected my first 5 would come from a Double IPA, but I’ve gotta hand it to the brewers of Jackie-O’s. This beer does indeed "fucking rule". Poured on draft a few times at Jackie-O’s. Pours a beautifully translucent copper with a creamy, tight nit head of white foam. Great retention, great lacing. The aroma was loaded with tropical fruit notes of papaya, mango, oranges, pineapple...man, that’s how a Double IPA ought to smell. The first sip is pure ambrosia. The tropical fruit sweetness balances perfectly with the higher alpha acids of the Citra hops. Is Citra the perfect hop? I think this showcasing of it makes a strong case for it in my book. Finish is sweet and bitter and sticks with you for a couple moments. I really hope this is a beer added to the regular lineup. I’m sad I couldn’t bring a growler of this home with me.
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Gold pour with a small head. Nose is super bright and floral. Citrus, dank tropical marsh and green shoots. Tasste is pretty tart. Earthy bitter bite. Garden roots. Medium body, deft. Nice.
njager246 (366) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Huge Citra aroma, as expected, very smooth citrus taste with some malts. Very nice amber appearance, and a great mouth feel, holds on nicely! Fantastic!
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a huge fan of straight Citra IPAS but this is a pretty good one. Typical Citra dominant nose, light malt presence lasting bitterness. Beautiful looking beer.
Marheb (2309) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un liquide orangé qui respire l’orange confite, la résine et les sucres. En bouche c’est effectivement très collant et peu amer. Savoureux mais pas de momentum sur la buvabilité.
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Joe at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bitter tangerine note with grape fruit and a hint of resin underlying. Flavor has bitter tangerine with a bit of onion and some resin in the finish.
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #103. Growler shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tropical and citrus hops, raisin, pale malt. The taste is toffee malts, citrus and tropical hops, lemongrass.
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a bright clear dark golden color with a small off white head. Great citrus, tropical and dank hop nose. The flavor has more citrus, orange, some tropical notes, dank, resiny hops with caramel and pale malts, lightly toasted bread. Very nice beer.
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours clearish yellow with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, pineapple, malt and sticky resin. Medium-full body.
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden with white head. Aroma is citra hops to the max. Flavor is very citrus, flowery, and bitter. Overall this beer is fantastic and will drink whenever available.
Strykzone (5077) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a growler at rbwg. Almost clear golden. A white layer. All kinds of fruit flavor. Pineapple and tropical fruit. A nice malt is behind that. A bit of spiciness. Some bread. Really nice.