Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden beer with just a hint of amber color. A one finger orange white head had good retention and sticks to the glass. Aroma is a nice mix of tart citrus and floral hop with caramel. Flavor is grainy with citrus and floral hop notes. Does this have Simcoe in it? As the beer warms some light pepper spice shows up. A deep bitterness grows and cascades. There is little effort to balance the tartness but there is some sweeter fruit effects. This beer is indeed a mouthful of hops with a nice mix of hop varieties. Very well done!
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Eulogy, Phila. Poured into a thick and clunky chalice. An attractive hazy golden with a thin head, leaving spotty lacing. For some strange reason I couldn’t pick up much on the aroma, just some traces of floral and tangerine hops. Could have been the glass, who knows? Started out like a top tier 2IPA, with a great presence of citrusy and floral hops, but after a while this seemed to become muddled and overly sweet in the malts, combining to create a sticky, peachy flavor. Certainly enjoyable after a five mile walk around Philly, but I wanted more of that 2IPA super resiny astringency on the finish to cut into the sweetness.
Slipstream (2155) - USA - APR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 Clever, funny picture on the label. Fluffy head and sheet lacing. Terrific sweet, floral aroma with a touch of malt and pine. The taste is charged up with lots of hops that linger into the aftertaste. This has astringent, almost salty, pine and grapefruit flavors that come close to being too harsh Double Trouble is a potent IPA that will score big with any hop fanatic.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle poured into a snifter... pours a brilliant golden with an average white head which carries to a nice lacing. solid citrus hop aromas... but not over the top. big mouth feel with lots of hops - citrus and some pine. bigger on the sides, while light and fresh up top. the malt balances quite well... big spicy citrus finish on the tip and the bitterness sticks with you for a long time..... the hops really take hold of your palate.... excellent IIPA... wouldn’t expect anything different from Founders.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very. very good IPA. Hops are everywhere, start to finish. Ends with a nice dry hopped finish. Aroma is great. The appearance is the only thing I could find fault with, it looks more like a pilsner or even a pale lager than an IPA. But 9+ on the alc more than makes up for it.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 On-Tap - This IPA tries too hard. Its intensely bitter, extremely over-hopped, and is very one dimensional in flavor. The sharp bite of the pine and resin hops prevents you from tasting anything else, and it goes down like knives. Not an enjoyable IPA.
tmoreau (2765) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle to a Czech Pils glass. Poured a clear golden hue, with a modest, white foamy head and intermittent, but good lacing. The aroma was an eyebrow raising hop profile of strong resiny pine and citrus. The malt was present to smooth out the edges. The flavor boasted the same strong profile with the balancing malt and a hint of candy sweetness. The hop dryness and bitterness were consistent and welcome through the finish.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange color with a big fluffy head. Aromas of hops, pine, citrus and spices. Taste of hops, citrus and spices. Flavor is bold and bitter with light malt lingering in back which makes it nicely balanced. Overall a good brew.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a big hoppy aroma. Not nearly as thick or hoppy as the Devil Dancer, but pretty good DIPA.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an awesome golden cloudy color. A bit of head that stays around as I would expect a double IPA to. Hops, floral aromas and citrus on the nose. Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Hops and then more hops thrown in there. Great bitter aftertaste. Hops seem to stay around on the palate. Great double IPA that I am glad we have access to here in Virginia.