tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy with big foamy light brown head that sticks around. Tiny particles, so small they are barely noticeable. Aroma of citrusy hops, and molasses maltiness. A bitter-sweet initial and finish flavor. The alcohol is hidden in this beer until the aftertaste. This is a very good, if powerful, beer. Now is one of my favorite IPAís.
beerfest5 (1128) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber, medium off white head, nice soapy lacing. Huge aroma of grapefruit, spruce, heavy malt, resin, thick caramel. Taste is amazingly bitter pine and grapefruit, but a strong malt backbone is present as well. Long bitter finish.
Gijonudobeer (19) - SPAIN - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
once grados pesan mucho. Es una bomba de lķpulo pero puedes acabar muy mal con un par de ellas.
kryon (1324) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with medium off white head
Aromas of pine, resin, caramel, dried fruits
Taste has immense resin and caramel charcters. Notes of pine, liqourise, burned brown sugar, butter. More barley wine than DIPA but overall very nice
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Heaven in Philly. Dark clear amber, small beige head. Surprisingly, lots of malt in both aroma and taste. Hops add astringency. Nice tangy, bitter finish
Desverger (1643) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - amber pour with small white head and lacing. Aroma and taste is sweet caramel biscuit malty, toffee, some nice spicy hop bite as well. Lovely.
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thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good DIPA. Strong citrus and floral notes. Caramel, and bready malts to provide a backbone.
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The atoms id of citrus and the taste is very bitter which stings my tongue
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Boozy flavor with some hop bitterness.
TheFisherKing (5) - Bangalore, INDIA - MAY 31, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thereís a certain comfort in certainty, especially when it comes to things that are close to you. Strange as it may seem, when it comes to beer, Iím old-fashioned that way; I like to know wxactly what it is Iím drinking and I expect the beer to mostly conform to its style (ballpark - sort of like virtuoso guitar playing within the context of the song)
So when I sit down to drink an American beer, I expect a hoppy, bitter, aromatic concoction. Especially when itís from a brewery thatís given me so many great beers of that ilk.
Fair to say, the Double dog shattered all my conceptions. For starters, itís a frightful 11% ABV - thatís in Belgian tripel territory (and we know all about those crazy drunk Flemish loons and their seductive boozy ales). Itís a double IPA - I expect to have my tongue curled by bitterness, instead I get a malty sweetness thatís more like an English ale. Thankfully, the grapefruit aroma is comforting - at least somethingís familiar!
This is a big, bold, brash yet magnificently disguised beer. Worth experiencing, even if only for the sensory rush.
(written originally for my YIC blog - brewviews.tumblr.com)