vsaarinen (4) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, orange appearance with not too much head. Great hoppy aroma and taste with a bit of an alcohol aftertaste.
Frank (3102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear blond color, decent head and quite a lot of lace. Tropical fruit in the nose and a bit of nutty malt. Decen balance but not really vibrant or expressive. Drinkable but forgetable.
Marsiblursi (3046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours clear golden with a cream off-white head. The aroma holds overripe yellow fruits/tropical fruit salad, watermelon, hard candy, floral perfume, olive oil, old/light sweaty sock, sweet citrus (orange, tangerines, mild lime peel and grapefruits) and green-ish hints of grass, pines and mild minty/peppery herbs. Undertones of toasted malt, doughy bread and honey. Juicy, fresh and candy-sweetish on the nose. The flavor is light to medium sweet, near medium bitter and tiny to light acidic. Super juicy flavor of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, lychee and passion fruit. Herbal, piney and grassy undertones. Touch of toast, honey, doughy bread and caramel. The mouthfeel is clean (minus the yeastiness), juicy, soft and tiny astringent with a light to medium carbonation. Citric, tropical, piney and herbal finish. Medium bodied. Passar bra till smörgåstårta.
janhfje (4) - Skien, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There’s a lot of mediocre IPA/DIPA’s out there. But each time I taste Double Jack, preferably fresh, I know that I still like hoppy beer, if they are well made. One of my favorites.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A truly superb Double IPA.
Ar: Extremely hoppy (citrus) with a little bit of pine as well. Caramel malts are quite apparent as well. A very well-balanced brew.
Ap: Pours an amber-orange with a nice, large white head.
T: Grapefruit and other citrus hops, although certainly not the most bitter IPA. There is some sweetness here as well, though perhaps not as much as the aroma might suggest.
P: Medium-to-heavy body.
ttutony (719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color in the glass. Pleasant fruity, citrus, resin hop aroma. Quite bitter but not in an unpleasant way, it all stays in balance overall. My first beer from this brewery and I must say I am impressed.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(from notes- tasting party) Pours a light orange, w/ some white, creamy bubbles. Love the nose on this! Peach, apricot, citrus. Nice malt backbone to support all of the hops. Fruity, sweet. One of my faves!
carnold350 (4) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is worth the price simply for the aroma! Smells like heaven. Rapidly becoming my go-to beer. So glad that it is readily available locally. Rates up there with the best West Coast DIPAs for sure.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 3/20/12. Brought back a bottle of this from my recent trip out to Cali. Bottled on 1/26/12.
Poured into a tall goblet. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a thick white foamy head capping it off. Sticky globs of lace cling to the glass. The aroma on this one is stellar. Big citrus notes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit; light lemony-pine scent as well. Floral and sweet, just how I like it.
This one is lacking in bite, as the beer is quite smooth, almost erring on thin. This goes down really slick. The flavors are not as pronounced as I had hoped. The citrus character is almost muted, and the hops are not all that flavorful. The alcohol comes forward a bit as there is an ethanol wash on the finish. I was really excited for this one, but it ended up a bit of a letdown. Not a terrible beer, just a slightly above average one.
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The Front Door: Crystal clear like dark apple juice. Nice fuzzy head and abounding with juniper aroma. On first taste, you are confronted with a TON of taste - junipers, apricots, pine needles, some grapefruit rind and alcohol. The aftertaste is a bit musty and not as sweet and syruppy as many 2 IPAs but still excellent!