TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had while sitting outside watching softball. pour was a nice bodied gold with lasting head that laced well. Aroma was full of sweet pine hops and mild fruits. Flavor was an awesome balance of hops, hops, and hops. There were also hints of very citrusy fruits like grapefruit. Awesome brew.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Richie.
Pours an unbelievably clear amber with a thick creamy beige head that shows great lacing and sits as a thick cap for the duration. Again, the clarity of the body is really striking.
Aroma is full of citrus in the form of pineapple and pithy grapefruit. But there is also a big resinous pine character - a great combo overall - with some light sweet malts.
The taste is more of the same and really, really hoppy. But, when I say hoppy, I donít just mean bitter, as the bitterness is present but not overpowering, I really mean just great hop-driven flavor. Itís got an initial pine kick but the grapefruit and mango bring some fruitiness to the taste. The light caramel malts keep things from getting too out of control, but barely, as this is a seriously hoppy beer.
The mouthfeel is actually on the lighter side of things for a DIPA but has good carbonation and the tingly hop bitterness ensures the body never seems watery.
Another home run from Firestone Walker - right up there with PtE for me with all the right hop characteristics. Itís ridiculous how easy this drinks for a 9.5% DIPA.
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with Papa Steve and Uncle Mark. This beer pours a clear, shiny modest copper with a thin, fizzy, half-finger off-white head. Leaves nearly no lacing, but the head leaves a lovely ring around the edge of the glass and some thin tracing across the surface. Aroma of freshly squeezed grapfruit, papaya, mango, orange peel, soft piney resin, and subtle, sweet hints of caramel and vanilla. The body is not thin, but rather loose and roomy; it supports the juicy citrus and pine flavors quite well, whilst also coating the tongue with sticky sweet nectar. The finish is slow, tangy, and very sweet. This is a tremendously nuanced, delicious double IPA. Excellent.
zvikar (3404) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 New Rating: 7/3/8/3/14[3.5]
At a tasting,thanks Dagan, pours a shiny yellow to orange with a medium white head, powerful aroma of pine, herbs, green coffee beans, lots of citrus, and fresh melon, flavor is dry and bitter with oranges, green pepper, grapefruit, malt, lots of hops freshness, full bodied, excellent. 9/4/8/5/16[4.2]
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried the Double Jack Double IPA at the Day of the ales 2011 in Chicago. Really tasty beer, I bought a case of firestone walker in california based off of the experience of trying it at the DOTA event.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold bronze colored body with a long lasting light khaki head. The nose is roasted peanuts, caramel and lots of grapefruit. There is also some bread crust. The smooth body is complemented with a strong hop forward flavor. There is some warming booze. The sweetness of apple comes through after the initial wood and grapefruit bite. There is also a little bit of bread. I can see how people love this as a hop bomb. Itís pretty good.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. pours golden in color with a light white head. Smell of grapefruit, orange, pine and some malt sweetness. Fresh pine, grapefruit, orange, mango, very smooth but complex. As I drink this I really notice the malt backbone that melds really well with the hops! Mouthfeel is oily and thick, finish is very long, bitter and wonderful!
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light golden honey with a pillowy white head and thick chunks of lace. Aroma explodes with strong pine and sweet citrus fruits like grapefruits, sweet caramel, and honey. Amazingly intense nose with mangoes, grapefruits, tangerines, and an insane amount of pine. Loads of pine on the palate with intensely sweet citrus fruits, crystal malts, an almost wild flower honey-like flavor with increasingly bitter hops make this one fantastic! The finish is very long and dry. Wonderful!
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden/light amber pour off white head .... aroma was awesome piney, citrusy fruity hops ..... taste was piney and citrusy hops, nice grapefruity taste with a nice bitter hop to it followed by a caramel malt and a dry malty bitter hop finish that lingers a bit .... just a touch of abv detected but a smooth and very sessionable dbl ipa loved it
thomas15 (685) - USA - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 on tap,citrus, grass, earthy, leaves, alcohol, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation. great beerhad in bottle as well recently. much better than i had remembered.one of the best dipaís. slight honeyed, intense hop becoming almost sweet....