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.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[7628-20150910] 12floz bottle. Grainy boozy caramel aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy boozy caramel toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting but possibly starting to suffer from aging. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy amber - looks like it is unfiltered, lots of stuff floating around. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Taste of grapefruit and some bitter hops. Definitely tastes better than it looks!
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njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dank aroma with a lot of citrus hops, nice citrus flavors and a good malt balance, pretty good. Bottle like 6 months old, would like to try more fresh
Slipstream (2278) - USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Pipís. Lots of green, oily hops in this, but unlike some IPAs, it is smooth and easy on the palate. Grapefruit with brown sugar, a little yeast, leafy greens. Possibly the best thing Iíve had yet from Evolution.
bshep (130) - - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a double IPA this has a pretty smooth taste and doesnít wreck your palate like some ofther double IPAís
snoworsummer (3736) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tysonís. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy, bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like caramel malt, booze, resin, grapefruit hops, and pine. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like orange, caramel, citrus hops, some booze, and some grapefruit.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-09-10.Hazy dark amber body, nice creamy beige head. 3+ Aroma of moderate green hops, Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, moderate resin and green hops, moderate citrus notes . Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer from Beer and Wine. Bold orange body with medium head. Nose is nice and fruity and hoppy with grapefruit notes. Taste is lots of hops, some honey and spices. Really nice texture with pine kick in the hoppy finish. Really nice.
BierMeHoos (431) - Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is murky dark orange, one finger head. Aroma is whiff of grapefruit and lemon. Taste follows with hit of citrus hops with generous amount of bitterness but not off-putting. Good balance. Palate is medium body and light bitter aftertaste. Very good IIPA.
dmac (4958) - 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