lamas (1277) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Date on the neck: 03/14/11. A relatively clear copper pour with a thick antique white head. Excellent balance in the aroma with a great deal of caramel to offset the resiny pine and grapefruitiness. Full-bodied and syrupy on the way down. Lots of caramel, breadiness, and some rye qualities upfront in the taste. Vanilla in the middle. Some spruce and grapefruitiness at the tail end. Solid stuff.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didnít know that this beer had a 100/99 rating on ratebeer when I bought it. I just bought it cuz it was called "double jack" and it was only $9. Reason enough. Its beer.
I started drinking it after finishing two Dogfish 90-minute IPAs. Just a coincidence, but comparison is inevitable.
Compared to DFH 90m, this beer is cloying and syrupy. Good, solid and tasty, but missing what makes a great beer great.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill, NJ for stocking this. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a tall light tan head and curtains of lacing worthy of a Broadway stage. As soon as it hits the bottom of the glass you get the aroma of a citrus grove punctuated by pine trees. Huge citrusy hops, caramel, milk chocolate, pine needles and a hint of Granny Smith apples. Rock solid malt backbone. Smooth medium body and a modestly dry, flavorful and quick finish. A great IIPA all around.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber bottle from The Beer Store. This is an excellent DIPA. Pours deep golden with white head. Nose full of citrus hops. Flavor was bursting with citrus and grassy hops, tempered with sweet malts, and finishing with a hop crispness. Medium body, great finish, just an excellent brew from start to finish. A hop lovers dream.
Meilby (5518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Courtyard Oyster Point, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long rather sweet fruity and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [8 4 7 4 15 = 3.8 7/8/2011]
iguanodon (72) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold color with a big rocky head. Aroma is citrus with a bit of grass and hay. Taste is citrusy hops with a long bitter finish, just a hint of booze at the end. Mouth feel is great, a bit oily with some noticeable carbonation... just right for this beer. A great DIPA.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright yellow orange with a stiff and sticky white head. Big hoppy west coast iipa aroma, just as youíd expect. The flavor is big and piney with a citrus finish. Battery with a tangible. Medium body with plenty of oil, and a balanced finish. Itís been quite a while since Iíve had a new iipa this good
jcos (1350) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on 7/4/2011.
Appearance: Pours a nice orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma is of citrus and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness that is not overpowering.
Palate:Medium body, smooth, covers alcohol well. Short aftertaste which is occasionally hard to find in a DIPA.
Summary: I enjoyed this beer a lot. It has a lot of qualities of a DIPA without overpowering you, which can be appreciated.
badhack (229) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I felt like this was a much stronger, sharper, bolder version of the drinkable Union Jack. This was more like sipping a scotch whiskey. Well balanced, quite smooth even if it had a bit of alcohol to it, it was well masked and refined.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared courtesy of jcos. One of the better DIPAs Iíve had because the flavor is big and bold and hoppy but yet itís remarkably drinkable and very smooth. Well balanced for a DIPA and does hide the alcohol well. Also, drinks well when warm.