ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed 2/11/13. Bottle says 8.5%. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a very hazy golden copper color. The head is a nice three finger cream color featuring excellent lacing down the glass. Retention is only decent, however.
S: Quite grapefruit forward, with an underlying touch of peppery, herbal pine. The malt profile seems to be the standard-issue crystal malts, coming across as somewhat biscuity. The general aroma is very good, if not as vivid as I hoped/expected.
T: The grapefruit character comes across more expressively in the flavor. It starts off with a combination of citrusy hops and biscuity malt/yeast. The finish is pleasantly malty; the subtle grapefruit mingles with the toffee and marzipan qualities, with touches of black pepper and pine appearing. Again, like its little brother, it has a surprising amount of complexity while it maintains a level of balance; some sips will be citrusy, others will be piny, and some will even be tropical.
After downing a second one, it becomes very melon-like in its hop character...perhaps a sign of the Citra hops coming through. Iím upping the score here - Iím on my second one and I almost feel like killing a third bottle. Itís just superb, yet in a subtle manner.
M: The finish starts off pleasantly clean and dry, before a budding aftertaste of hop nectar and malt sweetness builds and lingers on the aftertaste. General texture is on the heavier side of medium - and yet, in spite of all the things conspiring to make it a difficult drink, itís quite easy to down.
O: This is what FW Double Jack should have been - the reason I single out that one is because the flavor profile here is very reminiscent of the hyped DIPA in terms of its malty, orange/grapefruit forward nature; only itís more balanced, less boozy, not as sweet, and more complex. Or maybe this 4 pack is just fresher than the bottle of Double Jack I had. All I know is A) Iíll be coming back to this one at a somewhat frequent rate, and B) itís about damn time MD starts producing a DIPA thatís both top notch and well-priced.
dmac (4625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Joe Canal Fire Rd. Poured a dark amber body with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma/flavor of amber malts, toast, grains, citrus rind and alcohol. Body is a bit on the harsh side with lingering bitterness and some alcohol heat. Meh
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 6/17/15. Bottle from Total Wine Orlando. Drank from a snifter glass.
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acearl (420) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, hazy copper hue with thick white creamy head, some lacing, pine and caramel malt dominate what was slightly underwhelming, medium body resin with some sweetness at the end, maybe a slight bit of citrus, balanced and drinkable but nothing really stood out
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Smooth nice taste. Great citrus pine hop blend. Good matching aroma. D
guzzler67 (1558) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber/orange appearance with an average size, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Straight up hop aroma of tropical fruit and a bit of resin. Deliciously out-of-balance taste dominated by the piney, fruity hops. The modest sweetness provided by the caramel malts only make a minor dent. Alcohol becomes more pronounced in the aftertaste. Full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.
George999 (236) - Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap the pour is cloudy with an burnt orange color, the aroma is fruit hops and almost a lychee hint, the taste is sharp sweet with a strong carbonation forward presence and good hop balance, the finish is a fruity and sweet.
mile (3394) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - some piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness with lots of piney - light grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Really well hopped IIPA. Could be little bit drier with less caramel.
klk343 (126) - - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange. Crisp flavor. A dry finish. Not much smell. Aroma of Orange, Citrus hops, coriander, grapefruit Really easy to drink.
Luvystypotables (1004) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and dried fruit, pours a caramel color with a lasting white well laced head. Medium body oily slightly dry feel with a balanced taste of dried fruit with a hint of citrus and a slightly dry bitter finish.
smboselli (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing IPA. Recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Will prioritize this one
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