lachrymalisis (381) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
donít see what people like in this beer. I get none of the "big malt middle..." that they speak of in their description. it was more like acidic, brutally hoppy saltine water. The aroma was nice, and there was a beautiful cap of creamy-looking head, but one taste and I instantly had heartburn from the hop-acid.
stouby (3686) - Holbśk, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BoHo.
Clear dark orange with a white head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (classic American). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy hoppy, well balanced. Almost full body. Mums.
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light yellow-amber color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Very nice aroma with lots of apricots and lemons. A good amount of pine and resin as well. Taste is very smooth and well balanced. Creamy and fruity with lots of apricot at first. Finish is pretty hoppy with lots of pine, lemon, and grapefruit. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Overall very flavorful and well balanced. Great IPA.
PlainsDrifter (75) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle Pours light reddish amber with medium head. Lively carbonation, slick to creamy texture. Medium body, full flavor of grass, and sweet malt. This has a strong alcohol kick to it. Good IPA with a lot of flavor, but I am not sure it is worth the price compared to Dogfish Head or some others.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Iíve stayed away from this beer for YEARS because I wasnít impressed by Union Jack. This, on the other hand, is exceptional. Big beer with a lotbto offer. Opaque amber pour with excellent lacing. Aroma of passion fruit, poached pears, and tea leaves. Taste is malty sweet with grassy hops. Palate is full and amazing. Great beer.
TheJester (1775) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. A very, very well constructed double IPA. Nothing is out of place or balance. The hop profile changes as it warms, with lots of citrus early on, then more and more pine as I made my way through the beer. Stunningly drinkable for a beer this large. I want more.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 Orange gold pour with big foamy head and nice lacing. Hoppy aroma: spruce and orange. Flavor is sweet, with caramel and orange and general hoppiness, with a dry bitter sprucey finish.
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold, fast receding head. Nose equals big hoppy tones, mostly grapefruit, a tad of pine, tropical fruit. Dry palate not as malty as normal IIPA, but not as deeply hoppy as an IPA, extremely good will be getting this again. (from BOTW).
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Pours a golden orange color with small white head. Aroma is heavy grapefruit, tangerine, citrus pith, light herbal notes. Flavor is grapefruit upfront, slight alcohol tongue Grat bitterness followed up by some sweet malts. Delicious
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery in Paso. Pours a hazy golden orange with a great white and frothy head that stays a great deal as you drink. Aroma is of apple, pine pitch and some sweet something I canít fully pick up. (The way a DIPA should smell.) Taste of more apple, pineapple and some sweet caramel which really adds something Iíve not gotten in other DIPAs. Overall an awesome DIPA that I come back to again and again. Glad this is a permanent offering from FW.