patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Pours apple juice yellow-copper with a tall, two-finger white foamy head. Aroma of soap suds, clean crystal malts, citrusy notes; oranges, tangerines, and slight creamy hints. Medium tight body with a dry, yet soft and bitter palate. Flavors of grapefruit, apricots, and dry champagne grapes. Very dry on the finish. Decent IPA.
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from two cases I scored at Frank Smith’s. Pours a golgen straw color with some head that fades with some sticky lacing. The nose is bready and fruity with ketones. First sip is beautifully balanced between hops and malt. Passion fruit and pineapple present with clean finish that lingers. Great beer!
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the YardHouse in Scottsdale, AZ. Slightly hazy amber with ruby highlights filtering through below a tall light tan head with great retention. No mistaking this for anything other than a West Coast IPA after a whiff of the strong pine forest aroma. Crisp floral and citrus hops dominate the flavor supported by light touches of chocolate and creamy butterscotch. Solid malt profile keeps the hops focused. Medium dry finish with a healthy bitter pop. Top notch IPA.
Goodgrief (1844) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Double walker is great and I thought this might be underwhelming. No. bright copper color, smallish head. Aroma and flavor are intensely floral and intensely citrus. Sweet and malty with the hops too back it up. Great beer.
badhack (389) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold with a nice head and a fair amount of carbonation. Hoppy, citruses aroma with pineapple and hints of orange and possibly apricot/peach. Fresh taste and a moderate to light malt profile but it is pretty much overwhelmed by the hops. Refreshing mouthfeel. Nice finish with a good aftertaste which resembles the aroma.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium pale beige head. Pale amber body. Strong floral tropical
fruit aroma with strawy resiny notes. Dry-sweet pineapple and
alcohol taste with strawy earthy malty notes. Mid-bodied. Soft,
mild mouthfeel. Clean and balanced. Dry resiny earthy tropical
fruit aftertaste with wooden floral notes. Absolutely outstanding
IPA. Clean, fresh, balanced, and drinkable. (0.355l bottle, City
Beer store, San Francisco.)
unclemike (2483) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 . A touch of florals too. The taste is certainly a big west coast IPA with a good dose of hops. What little malt sweetness there is gets pushed away quickly. Lots of herbals and citric notes on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel with medium, sharp carbonation and a long bitter finish. This is a pretty solid IPA
mikehanneman (60) - Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I have tasted a ton of IPA’s. This has to be the WORST IPA I have ever tasted. I spent over 10 dollars on a 6 pack and didn’t want to waste it. After choking down the last bottle over a four day period, I actually thought I might quit drinking IPA’s. I don’t know how in the world this beer is rated so high. My advise is to by just a bottle of it prior to making a larger dollar purschase.
maskaggs (9) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an excellent beer that I very much enjoyed. However, I tasted this a few days ago so I cannot offer a better comment.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Clear golden appearance, pillowy but lasting head. Beautiful blend of pineapple and grapefruit hops in the aroma. Easy drinking palate, malt profile is thin but a little biscuity, while there’s some tropical sweetness upfront before the dominant bitter citrus finish. Very pleasant and enjoyable west coast IPA, dominated by the hoppy finish but not too aggressive.