bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Hazy ripe peach color with a bubbly, creamy white head. Lots of floral and citric aroma. Medium body, or slightly less, with quite creamy carbonation. Flavor is burning [citrus?] hop. I think thereís a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. Itís really fresh. Some resin comes out. Itís smooth. Itís bitter. Itís very, very good.
tomspalla (9) - Orange Beach, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One opf the best double IPAs Iíve ever had. I highly recommend you pick this up if you see it!
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chrisīgrill party. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Sweet and quite bitter. Loads of hops with citric aromas of grapefruits and a bit of spruce. Light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy pale yellow, nice thick oily/bubbly head, with excellent lacing. Nose of pineapple, mango, vanilla, sweet hops, and everything a DIPA should be. Taste is sweet, bitter, but maybe slightly unbalanced towards the bitter. Some grapefruit oils, pineapple, and tropical fruits. Really an exceptional DIPA. Oily body, perfect weight, and barely a bitter linger. This one is fantastic.
quierocerveza (18) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellowish orange color with a finger or two of foamy white head and some white lacing. Light carbonation, Grapefruit, rind, pine, tangerine, grass, hints of biscuit & candied pineapple. Assertive bitterness, but itís not harsh.Quite drinkable.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appears a very light golden with a red/orangish tint. Carbonation is very active though head retention is not great. Started out quite fluffy and white and has died down to a crown.
Smell is of citrus hops, grapefruit is most up front with a pine resin and malty sweetness in the back.
Taste is similar to smell with perhaps pine taking more of a place. Tasty and above average for sure, but not in the league of say a Hopslam or a Pliny.
Mouth is thick for an IPA, kind of a syrupy feeling, which is different and intriguing.
Overall another winner from founders but I would probably go somewhere else for my DIPA fix first.
TheJester (2251) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coleís. Golden, with a thick, sticky head. Mild but fresh aroma of pine and citrus hops. Huge pine in the flavour, almost to the point that a stronger malt backbone is required to add a little balance. Finish is lingering pine and a nice bitterness.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2416-20090802] Tap. Citrus grapefruit juice hops aroma has mild sweat characteristics. Clear, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Tasty citrus grapefruit flavour has a lot of juicy hops. Medium body is very bitter. Great bitter hops balance.
(@ Coleís; Buffalo, NY)
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Full-on hoppy and citric aroma, green and fresh, full of grapefruit and pine with a mild degree of honeyish, very lightly toasty and sweet malts, some barely detectable alcohol emerging as it warms. Lightly hazy medium golden color with a very fine, subsiding head. Flavor is very hoppy indeed, but not overwhelmingly so, with more citrus fruit and light touches of honeyish, caramel sweetness, including pineapple, grapefruit, spice and flowers, drying out substantially by the finish, which shows a brief hint of peppery alcohol late. Resinous, smooth, oily, warming palate, low to moderate amount of carbonation, body is quite substantial as befits the style. Pretty tasty. Hop jones satiated.
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Coles in Buffalo. Pours unclear orange with an off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with floral, citric, and piny notes, as well as a solid sweetness. The flavor has sweet resiny hops, pine, citrus fruits and fresh floral notes. Huge hop bomb. Very nice.