Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish amber, with one finger off white head. The nose is hops, coriander, hints of floral and fresh cut grass. The flavor is nice, with the bitter bite of hops and citrus, and alcohol is well hidden. Quality beer.
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour with little lacing. Great aroma of floral and hops that is quite strong but not overwhelming. Taste is very complex with pine, hops, and a sour shot of citrus. Bitter, dry finish is awesome.
llkc (125) - Śrhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En meget fyldig Ale med et snag af karamel og en fin bitterhed for at modspille den hÝje %.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium coppery brown with a little white head and is lowly carbonated. The scent is a very strong blend of sweetness and hops. It’s both bitter and sweet on the tongue with an extra burst of the same at the finish. The delicious hop bitter remains afterward. Although lighter in color, you can really feel the medium to slightly heavy body in your mouth. It’s very drinkable and I would definitely suggest this to my fellow hopheads!
BeerNeedy (124) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This begins to approach and equal some other 2X IPAs out there. Not as strident as Ruination. A mildly cloudy pour of amber coloration. This ale says hello Im a double on the first sip. Great drinkability at a decent price. This offering will take its well earned place in the rotation.
Pith (123) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours light clear amber with one finger foam cream head. Aroma sweet grass hops (cascade hops). Bitter start seeetish grass middle. Bitter end. I love Flying Dog, but I found this beer boring. Anyone who wanted to make a high hops beer could do similar.
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thereís fruity hop and sweet malt smells jumping out of this as soon as I pop the cap. Honey, caramel, pine forest when poured. Deep orange color with a touch of haze, tight white foam that laces the glass. Taste and feel are a little bit of a letdown - plenty of hop bitterness but not eneough malt backbone, and the alcohol shows. Pretty light body. It just doesnít come together for me, I wish it tasted as good as it smells.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured to glass. Copper brew with rich white head and fine bubbles. Piney aroma of hops, not as strong as label might suggest. This beer is very high ABV but can not taste or smell it. Well balanced in that regards. Over all a very good and stong ale.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got the sample pack and saved the best for last (in my view). Opened this bad boy and could immediately smell the hops. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Nice layer of head, that leaves a medium level of lace. Color is almost a hazy pumpkin colored orange. Very nice looking!
A very grassy/floral smell. Also a touch of citrus is in the aroma. The taste is absolutely crazy. There is just so much going on with this beer. The hops are so heavy and tasty. You can definitely taste that the 10.5% alcohol level. I got a little hint of carmel out of it, along with the cirtusy floral taste.
Carbonation level is pretty decent, not overwhelming and not underrepresented. Mouthfeel is very smooth and there is just a hint of bitterness present.
Overall, this beer is amazing. I am glad I saved this one last, because it was worth the wait. I would recommend this to anyone!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-18-2008 00:31:30
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DOUBLE Pale Ale? Wha...? At 11.6% Sonofa...! I have had hit or miss experiences with Flying Dog so I wasnít sure what to expect. Certainly the oxymoron of a "double pale" or "imperial pale" didnít help matters. It pours a clear, coppery hue. Head is off-white and quickly dissipates. The aroma is weird in that I canít get much at all. In the beginning, there was a hope aroma (citrus) thatís stronger than pale ales should have, I guess but it kinda faded quickly too. Maltís a little more forward but, truthfully, not getting much smell at all. It drinks sharply, not just bitter, but with a stronger punch to it. This COULD be the alcohol but I feel that this is HIGHLY (and dangerously) drinkable. You donít taste the booze but, on a somewhat empty stomach and the first thing to drink after going to the gym (probably ill-advised), you can FEEL the ABV in yer head. This isnít a hop bomb and a lot of its aspects seem subtle and subdued but itís tasty and delivers the 11.6% well. Possibly a new fridge favorite.