wcrpnf19971 (4) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Orange-Copper color with a finger width of head. Amazing carbonation.
Aroma: Pine, melon, mango, robust grapefruit and a hint of straw.
Palate: plenty of carbonation. A smooth coat of cream vanilla coats the the tongue as if I was drinking a pint from the cask. Long lasting bitterness with flavors of pine, pineapple and mango. A very well balanced imperial IPA!!!
Overall: This imperial IPA has to be in my top five. The well balanced malt matches up with the aggressive bitterness to deliver a must have east coast IPA.
Pairings: Gouda Cheese, Prima Donna Cheese, Curry Dishes, Thai, Mexican and Spicy entrees
HeadyDE (409) - Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Draft at 2sP,snifter..great copper color..slight head that remains after each swirl of the snifter..aroma is pine dominant with citrus undertones..wow is that a solid nose, one of the better piney noses...great citrus undertones beneath the piney hops..tangerine goodness..very clean..mouthfeel is excellent.hops are in nice proportion with the malt..but the hops take center stage..a slight warming presence from the high abv..but it is well masked in the palate..would be happy if EVO would bottle this because in my opinion this is the finest 2ipa being made in the de/md area..Everything about this is highly enjoyable..very well done..worth seeking out..Well done evo..just saw that lot 6 will be available in 4 packs soon...4 packs have arrived..more people will get to taste this treat from evo..according to bottle they ramped down the abv just a notch to 8.5 from the 9.5 or so draft..pretty similar to draft offering..pleased that this will be in greater supply..a personal favorite..
firemedic6 (7) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery as a taster and then in a growler. The beer pours an amber and has a strong hops taste. The beer is a strong beer and is your classic Double IPA.
---Rated by E. Rhodes via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
dwmiller16 (70) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy in the glass. Big hoppy citrus flavor, finishes dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
keanex (1229) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in January of 2014.
Appearance: Nearly perfectly clear amber hued body that shows off lots of sparkling carbonation. The head is frothy with a craterous top and excellent retention. The head settles into a frothy off-white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is strong and vibrant, lots of orange, some mango and pineapple and hints of floral qualities. The aroma shows some bitterness and a hint of alcohol, but overall it smells very nice.
Taste: The bitterness is pretty aggressive from start to finish with bitter orange, though an underlying sweet orange takes away from the bitterness slightly. Underlying it is hints of mango and a dry malt base that allows for the hops to stand out. The finish lingers a bit dry with the bitterness clinging.
Palate: Full-bodied with snappy and sharp carbonation.
Overall: This is an excellently crafted imperial IPA showcasing the hops. This is incredibly drinkable and very flavorful.
MDSwift83 (14) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer, I am not normally a fan of IPAs, but this is very smooth and flavorful. Definitely worth trying, just be careful, it is about 9% ABV so it doesnít take many to feel the effects.
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12-oz. bottle, this poured a cloudy, very hazy orange with a one-finger head that rapidly goes to a trace. There was a nice lacing throughout. The nose is dominated by oranges and grapefruit. Taste features a nice bite of hops up front but is quickly matched by sweet caramel malts. There is no lingering bitterness (for better or for worse). There is some pine and oily feel, but these are mild for a DIPA. Alcohol is noticeable but also mild. Moutfeel is medium and carbonation is healthy. I didnít know this brewer or this beer but I need to pay attention from now on. This is a very nice offering and worth your attention.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich deep hazy copper coloured body with a bright orange and peach coloured glow with a massive, four centimetre tall tan head - very nice. Aroma of resin, alcohol, pine, grapefruit, a lot of sugars and some noticeable malt. Full-bodied; Super rich flavour of grapefruit and resin up front - this is a pungent and potent beer. Aftertaste shows a great variety of hop flavours with floral notes spanning to pine and grapefruit and everything in between. All with a lot of malt behind for a great balance, but still a strong beer. Overall, a nice and deep imperial IPA that has a great flavour profile, is strong and pungent and served in a small format bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 02-April-2013 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on 08-May-2013.
Strife21 (91) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber frothy head laces glass. Smells sweet, piney, mango and resin. Tastes sweet at first, hops, pine, resin, then bitters with a mango aftertaste. Silky smooth, mouthfeel and light to medium body.