cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Rich copper color with a lasting, frothy white head and sturdy lacing. Pine and citrus hops dominate the aroma but a peppery spiciness and apricot/honey mixture come forward as well. Yeasty and moderately bitter, snappy and clean feel. Grapefruit with pine and bubblegum flavors followed by honey, banana and clove. Great beer, one of the better examples of this sub-style."
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. The arom has caramel, raisin, pine. Clear, amber brown coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is bitter, has caramel and raisin malts, piney hops, bit spicy. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Still this beer is quite american for a belgian style IPA. Interesting still.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Issacs. Nice Amber / copper pour. Nose of Belgian spice and grass. A nice dry pine finish with a really good blend between the alcohol and ingredients. Well done.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Rake. Wow this was great, the aroma jumps out of the glass at you, Nelson Sauvin hops in this?? Really one of the best IPAs I’ve had, and even though this has had to endure the trip over the Atlantic, the hops were so fresh you could swear it was made just round the corner from freshly picked hops. Stunning.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle vintage 2009 thanks to blutt59) Pours cloudy orange with nice bubbles on top. Nose of candi sugar, celery, pine hops. Taste of weed, smoke, bitter hops, grass with no sweetness whatsoever. Oily bitter finish on this one.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin head. Aromas are toffee with spices and green pine. Resinous in it’s hops with apricot, peach and lemon. Flavours are sweet pine and bitter sweet grapefruit with woody notes. Green resinous pine with a grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. Some herbal notes. Dry on the aftertaste. Very good.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. milky deep amber with a cream head. yeast, light hops and alcohol on the nose. decent on the palate with flavors of yeast and light hops.
Dedollewaitor (13022) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head and lacings. Nose is deep with a varied fresh hop combination and yeast. Peach, grapefruit and pine. Dry and bitter hop flavor. Smooth palate. Alcohol well hidden. Dry lasting end. Dammn nice!
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful copper orange in my favorite tulip glass with a creamy off-white head. ’Lots of aroma’s: amarilo hops, notes of citrus of exotic fruits, caramel. Medium bodied with hoppy bitter notes, maly sweetness on the background. Creamy, soft carbonation. Finish is hoppy, hoppy dry and mouthcoating. What a deliscious brew. A Revamped American IPA. Bound to be classic !
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really a great double IPA. I wish Flying Dog would release this as their double IPA, or at least come out with a double IPA, snake dog is great and this one woul seal the deal as far as Flying Dog being able to make hoppy beer is concerned... Lots of citrus, hops, grapefruit, hops, hops, dry champagne yeast and more hops, hops, and then some hops on the finish. Great beer here, this things not only bites down with a hoppiness but it clinches the entire tongue and mouth flavors with hoppiness. Awesome brew here, and for $8 a sixpack of an 8.3% double IPA, you have a real fucking winner flying dog. Better than most of your top tier products...