GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very slightly hazy golden with minimal white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is excellent and dominated by grapefruit with perhaps a hint of pine. Very nice. Taste is initially sweet but then turns bitter and the bitterness lingers for a while. I love DIPAs but sometimes they are dominated by bitterness and not much else. That is not the case here and I think the mild sweetness upfront does an excellent job of complementing the bitterness. The body is medium, smooth and the finish is on the dry side. I will definitely be getting more of this in the future. I used to not be a fan of Flying Dog but some of the beers they are putting out now are excellent and this is no exception.
Christpuncher (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very smooth single hop ipa. Not really fruity but very strong in alcohol. Pours orange in color am I had it ou I a bottle at home.
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solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well put together. Very nice hop aroma and malt without being a boozy mess like many double ipas. Pours golden with OK head and lacing. Bitter finish. Lots of pine in this, some citrus and some shortbread cookie or something. Tap at meridian pint
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at whole foods in Tyson. Golden color with modest head, fragrant a bit on the sweet side with funky grapefruit flavors
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the De Molen Beershop. Poured hazy light amber with a whispy white head. The aroma is buttery creamy toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a smooth rich buttery malt alcoholic palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Loved the beer, but where was the Citra?
tricksta_p (873) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus fruits, tropical fruits, caramel, aromatic hops. Flavour is creamy caramel malts, strong citrus hops, with a bittersweet finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well. Not very complex, but nice and quaffable.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, BB 18.04.14, large sample. Clear orange golden color, short lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of lots of caramelly malts, hint of raisin, cookie and biscuit, citrussy fruit, Citra gets almost buttery. Flavor starts with lots of fruity bitterness, but also full bodied like in a smoothie. Plenty of biscuity sweetness as well. In the end the alcohol kicks in and it leaves quite a burn in the throat. The imperial IPA features have retained pretty well, although the fresh hop notes are probably mostly gone. Body seems big enough to cope with the alcohol, but still it comes through quite massively, which is a small downside.
MaartenRF10 (1539) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Helder oranje amberkleurige bier met kleine witte kraag. Volle moutige en krachtige IPA. De citra hops doen hun werk goed. Zowel in de geur als in de smaak veel citrusvruchten. Combineert prima met de volle moutige achtergrond. In de neus verder wat rogge en in de smaak een beetje chocolade. Heerlijk.
avantdagare (124) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 finger beige head that sank to 4 mm, amber body. Nose: Oranges, grapefruit, nuts, alcohol-sting and resin. Aroma: Grapefruit, alcohol-sting, oranges, madeira, nuts, figs, peach and resin. Long bitter ending.
rarbring (1239) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine, resin and hay.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, grape-fruit, pine, resin and bitter peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: A very hoppy DIPA
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-01-15.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is heavy resiny and tropical fruity hops, malt, black peppery spicy. Tasted rich and complex on the palate, with a big tangerine, pineapple, and black peppery hop flavor, and a well balanced finish.