satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, moderate gusher. aroma is well balanced grainy pine and distinct grapefruit. maltiness is pleasant and comes in bounds, earthy and organic. appearance is deep gold near ruby with active carb and floating island head, ring as well. flavor is substantial lightly darkened citrus up front and BIG lasting bitterness on tail end, booze is present but melds well into big, beefy maltiness. never comes across as offensive or even reveals on its own, just partners with the grain bill and rolls on through.
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes, 4 oz draft pour consumed on 5/18/2013 at ChurchKey. Clear shiny golden with off-white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin, honey. Tastes of big grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Fantastic Imperial IPA.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bronze, aroma has grapefruit but also a little chewy pale and crystal malt. A touch of citrus and melon brightness, and lots of chewy with a dash of alcohol. Doesn’t really meet firestone’s standards.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-7-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful crystal clear orange amber color with tons of big carbonation bubbles initially seen streaming up through the body of the brew getting enveloped in the one finger white head. The large carbonation bubbles quickly fade from view with all the while the white head fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The smell is big of a sweeter grapefruit hop aroma. A ruby red grapefruit and tangerine aroma combine producing a hoppy and sweeter citrus smell overall. These are not the only aromas however and are joined by some lighter pine and herbal hop smells as well as a nice tropical fruit smell of pineapple and papaya.
Taste – The taste begins very big of malt and sweeter fruit flavors as well as a nice grapefruit hop taste. The fruit flavors are mainly of a tangerine and pineapple flavor initially, but as the taste advances some flavors of a slightly sour lemon come to the tongue mellowing out the fruit sweetness more toward the end of the taste. While the sweeter fruit lightens, the taste still remains relatively sweet as some caramel flavors come to the tongue in the middle of the flavor profile. Toward the end of the taste the grapefruit picks up in intensity and is joined by some pine hop flavors as well, with the combination of flavors leaving a nice moderately resinous and grapefruit bitter but still somewhat fruity and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and smooth with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The thick and chewy body as well as lower carbonation are fantastic for the combination of sweet citrus fruit as well as citrus hop flavors, bringing them to the forefront on the tongue.
Overall – A very enjoyable and smooth tasting double IPA that hides the 9.5 % abv very well. It has a nice blend of citrus hop and sweet fruit flavors but also has enough balance via the pine, caramel and malt flavors to produce very easy drinking and robust tasting IPA.
rayaron (152) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Nice clear golden-yellow with medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma, onion, grassy, malty. Heavy hoppy bitterness flavor, onion, grassy, malty, very alcoholic, notes of honey. Lively carbonation. Full body. Sticky bitter aftertaste.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sampled at a bottle share. low rating is due to not being a fan of IPAs. but if you love them, seek this one out.
78samh (145) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours clear, bright orange with a small head. Powerful hop aroma of orange and citrus. Sweet hoppy taste. Oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, grass and pine. Medium to low carbonation with a semi sticky mouth feel. Aggressive? Yes, but very well balanced and pretty smooth for the abv. Great IIPA!
kkleu357 (291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with s small white head and a hazy light orange body. Pine, earthy aroma. Kind of like walking through the woods. Sweet caramel taste, with a big punch of bitter hops. Slightly sour on the side of the tongue. It’s good, but I like regular Union Jack IPA more.
rotaman14 (18) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a small white head. Lots of citrus, pine and honey on the nose, some hops. Taste is fairly balanced between hoppiness and maltiness. Very good, could have used some more bitterness though.
FestDecBeet (154) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a clear orange color. Bright white head.
Smell: citrus and tropical fruit. Tangerine, grapefruit. Mango. Sweet sugar.
Taste: grapefruit. Ginger ale. Lemon. Sweet Oranges. Slight bitterness but not over whelming. Very little booze.
Feel: dry. Leaves a film on the mouth. Makes you want to go back for another drink each time.
Overall: great beer. Love the aroma. Great mouth feel. Love the taste. Not an over whelming IIPA. Love it all around.
First drank: home 9/3/14
tugboat_801 (11) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is actually the double jack proprietors reserve, with the green label. Really good double with the right amount of floral and bitterness. Excellent ??