jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper with large frothy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus, grass, floral. Taste is quite resiny with a good complimenting malt backbone. Medium bodied; slightly sticky texture. Finish is a bit abrupt but otherwise has a good bitterness.
kryon (2713) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had hopes to have the Double Jack @Rio Grill in Carmel but that one was out so tried Union Jack instead. A very good IPA with distinct flavors of simcoe and centennial.
tia (1732) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Getting there but not quite. Pretty beer. Didn’t match up to my expectations. Not quite enough of the bitter I love.
dagimp (951) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of Ep. Brewed 6-6-11 so it’s pretty fresh. Pours a very light straw color... lighter and clearer than I expected... definitely a West Coast IPA. Only two inches of head but TONS of lacing. Aroma of flowers and grass. Mouthfeel is lighter than I expected but real good. Just the right amount of carbonation to give it some heft but it’s not too heavy or syrupy. Taste is of floral and tropical hops...very exotic! Some alcohol and the malt is present but very well hidden. Overall a very, very, very solid IPA. I will absolutely get some again. Can’t wait to try the Double Jack.
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, thin ring of foam. Smells citrusy, plus a lot of brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is very citrusy, as expected, plus some almost sugary sweet malt notes. Normally I would find all these sweet flavors distracting, but I think it works here. Some herbal notes as it warms. Thanks, Secret Santa!
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, pine, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some fruit; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid IPA overall.
patrickfannon (1241) - 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 (816) - 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 (1994) - 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.