andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits, enjoyed at home recovering from a crazy workout. Appearance is a vibrant, glowing gold with a rich, frothy white head. Aroma is rich in grapefruit notes, caramel malt, and citrusy hops, nothing too out of the ordinary for the style but done very well. Taste is pretty thick, chewy for a DIPA, moderate bitterness, can tell that it packs a punch, very good balance between caramel malts and hops. Well done and enjoyable.
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big floral and grapefruit notes. Pretty aggressive, but stays on an even plain. Good stuff!
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Bottle->SA. Orange-gold with frothy offwhite head. A: big citrus and grapefruit hops. T: bittersweet grapefruit and pine hops. Rich, almost chewy. Lingering bitter aftertaste, very pleasant. Excellent.
jebunn (22) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a nice surprise. Picked this up recently and fell in love. Golden with a nice white froth. As expected, this is a choppy but beautifully balanced DIPA. Citrus fruit with some sweeter characters make this a must try for hop lovers.
FoizeyBeerDad (1) - Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- slightly cloudy honey golden with a resilient sticky 2 finger head that leaves a lacing that will stay until you wash out the glass.
S- All hops here. Lemon citrus and some faint floral notes... Mostly citrus though. Very nice.
T- All bitter hops up front, very bright citrus notes that give way to some sweeter floral hops in the middle. Not a ton for a malt backbone but enough to make me want another drink sooner than I should, given the high ABV. Finishes with a lasting, wonderful bitterness that youíd expect from a big west coast IIPA.
M- A solid medium body with perfect carbonation, not too oily but not too fizzy.
O- Very good beer. Not what I expected out of a "double version" of Firestoneís Union Jack, a beer Iím not a huge fan of. Not much for balance, but if thatís what youíre expecting, youíre barking up the wrong tree here... Although I should point out that it isnít as much of a hop bomb as some of the other IIPAs from the west. I highly recommend this one for fans of the regional style.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Bottled 2/15/12... I should have drank this as soon as I got it... Which was about 2 months ago. Very nice pine citrus hop nose. Impressively big hop flavor still, soapy. Has that malty musty smell that old hops get, but itís still aggressively and assertively bitter and hoppy, with a very dry texture. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Dry, with a long soapy hoppy aftertaste. Mildly hazy orange body. Good foamy off-white khaki head. Leaves good bubbly lace. Good, but I probably need to re-rate this fresh sometime. Itís bound to be much better
ej (1224) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear for an ipa. Golden colour. Aroma is full of citrus and pines. Body is full to medium , taste is piney with caramel in the back. Good bitterness and mouthfeel.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge hoppy and vanilla flavours. Citrus mainly.
Very dry finish with a strong bitterness. Clean and lovely DIPA!
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
no se porque le dan 100 puntos. esta buena pero tampoco es de pasasrse. tiene demasiados hops - no mi estilo
TheHOFF43 (2030) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Jeff (mista). Pours a hazy, bright orange with lasting head and nice lacing. Aroma is strong pine and citrus hops. Taste is hops but its well balanced. Nice finish, great DIPA.