Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Clean, spicy aroma features pepper and paprika scents. Yeastier smell than I expected given its relatively clear appearance. Apple juice and white grape juice scents. Pleasant and appetizing aroma. Pours an effervescent, mostly clear but slightly hazy bright gold with a small amount of short-lasting, light-cream-colored head. Effervescent. Limited lacing. Hoppy and dry yet juicy taste features a honey flavor. Sweet and juicy with a spicy, dry, hoppy kick. Tasty but not particularly complex. Medium body. Oily and quite lively in the palate. Good but not great and not outstanding within the style, which is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a brandy snifter. Pours the color of orange marmalade, a nice light gold, with a small white head. The nose isnít as strong as I would have expected, but pretty good all the same. I got notes of citrusy hops (seemingly several different varieties, without one standing out in particular). As I drink more of the beer, notes of crystal malt seem to come though, as well. The palate is very good, if not outstanding. Lots of resiny hop flavor, along with enough of an ending malt backbone to keep the sample from simply being hop liquid. The bitterness is very smooth, and is present throughout. The finish is not super dry, but is certainly dry enough to make the beer easily quaffable. Overall, a really nice effort that covers all of the essential Double IPA aspects remarkably well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle: Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a thin white head that diminishes rather quickly. Hoppy aroma has hints of tropical fruits, pine and caramel. Flavor has a malty sweetness with a bitter pine finish. Medium body is very complex and well balanced. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Location:12 oz Bottle from RFDs, 5/23/09
(Drank it right after the Founders Centennial IPA)

Aroma: Mostly lemony, some pine, other citrus fruits mixed in, a bit of caramel
Appearance: Nice dark gold color
Flavor: A nice hop bitterness and some sweet malts for balance, long lasting and relatively complex flavor
Palate: A pretty strong mothfeel to this one, lots of body, a little thick
Overall Impression: I thought this one was a pretty nice, maybe a drop too heavy/thick for a IIPA, but thatís just me nit picking at a very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Re-rated Feb. 2012 - On tap at Pinocchioís. I donít know, the descriptors below werenít that far off, but I liked this a lot more now. Grapefruit bomb. Bitter and sweet. I donít know what there is to complain about. (bumped up from 3.7 rating) ORIGINAL RATING - Pour was bright yellow, like a golden pilsner, equipped with a white frothy head. A million little floaties are in suspension in the thick syrupy brew. The aroma is some caramel and a lot of citrus floor cleaner. The flavor is a mixture of grapefruit and pine with a touch of lemon. Really sweet and really, really thick...a little too much for my liking, actually. Only a pretty high level of bitterness makes this drinkable. Itís ok, but a little disappointing given the high average rating and my general respect for the brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Golden-orange pour producing stringy lacing and a medium sized, lasting white head. Bitter and sticky with a juicy mouth feel. Thereís a very heavy malt body and a lingering bite. Smells of grapefruit and pine, but thereís also some welcoming aromas of peaches, pears, cereal and sugar cookies. Citrus flavor with a heavy pine/spruce taste. Thick doughy malts that provide a nice nuttiness. Itís very floral with a bitter sweetness. Malty, hoppy and deliciously drinkable but at the price it didnít seem to stand out compared to many other alternatives.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2136) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2009
12 ounce bottle (1/27/09) in pint glass. Nice hazy pale gold with white head and lace. Powerful sweet citrus lemon pastry fresh hoppy aroma. Fresh mild mellow melon fruitiness with nice sweet bitter hoppy dry finish. Well-disguised alcohol. NIce medium body and good carbo. This is an awesome beer. Hits all the right notes for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Gorgeous pur, delicate but firm head. Fragrant, very perfumey nose of orange blossum honey, grapefruit rind, and a certain suggestions of...well, a light petrol. Very complex, even the amaraillo hop nod to fine German Riesling. Stunning palate, a shy entrance is quickly eclipsed by a room full of hop voices. Fragrance expoldes and is reigned in by a firm honey malt and the hops themselves in a dry and lingering hop presence. Sticks to your gums, eyes open at first sniff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy yellow/straw colored with a billowing white head with good retention and sudsy lace. Aroma has some honey but is dominated by citrusy (orange) hops along with some piney and floral hops. Flavor includes mostly citrus hops, but with a solidly sweet backing. Balances just a little dry on the finish. Medium mouthfeel, smoothly carbonated and very little alcohol presence. Really solid DIPA; pale version along the lines of Victory Hop Wallop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2009
12oz bottle. murky gold pour with a thin soapy off-white head. aroma is burning pine with a bit of citrus. tastes of honey and sweet malts followed quickly by the sharp bitter hops. also flavors of cereal, light spices and vanilla. definitely interesting. the bitterness doesnít overwhelm things like I thought at first glance - itís a good even bite.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 123 124 125  126  127 128 129 » 163

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50