bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with pine and light caramel. Medium bodied. Very good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with tropical fruit and light earthiness.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber,small beige head.Big citrus hop nose,light alcohol & malt.Light malt start, palate is mostly hops and alcohol.Big lasting bitter hop end.
gmb5127 (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little to no aroma. It has a solid smooth bitterness taste, with a hint of citrus though. Very drinkable.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. Very orange amber in color. Citrus on the nose. Citrus and pine resin notes on the palate. Some malt in the background. Finish is long and bitter. Nice one.
Bule (514) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle pours a pale brown color with a little head. Full hop flavor but not too intense. Malty aroma.
bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours translucent copper with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus with some pretty brown sugary malt. Med body. Flavor is lots of citric hop with some pretty sweet caramel. A hop burn builds. This is not a NW harsh hop thing. It’s a very hoppy, smooth, lightly burning hop thing. Lots of redundancy there, but it’s appropriate. The burn continues to build, and the malt slowly sinks towards the sunset. Finishes pretty balanced surprisingly.
crackedmachine (456) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy, mostly clear copper-gold with a thick and foamy white head.
Bright, crisp tangerine and pine aroma with just a bit of graininess.
Big citrus flavor, moderate fruity sweetness, tangy citrus, fairly bitter finish. Crisp and dry. Very good, but not as exceptional as $8.99/22 should be.
reebtogi (3794) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and tropical fruits. Taste is a grapefruit and piney hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and malt sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nicely done DIPA that just lacks a bit of complexity.
hombrepalo (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Clear amber color, medium frothy off-white head. Aroma of biscuity malts together with piney hops, some grapefruit. Big bitterness, piney again. Quite typical american DIPA, pretty straightforward. Quite dry in taste, big bold bitterness and a typical malt base. Lacks a bit complexity though.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber, white head. Nose is pine, citrus, earth. Flavour is quite bitter, resinous, earth, pine, caramel. This is the first Double IPA my regular drinking buddy really fell for, which surprised me because it really is on the bitter end. She brought out a Lucky (discount pale lager) afterward and announced that it was awful, so thanks Gigantic for wrecking her palate; now she’ll stop buying that crap.