brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a golden-amber color with about a finger of off-white head.
S: Sweet and fruity hops up front on this one. There are also some notes of grass and tropical fruits. Just a mild pine aroma with a touch of booze. Sweet malts finish things off.
T: Fairly sweet on the palate. There are some tropical fruit notes and a bit of citrus in the form of grapefruit and tangerine. Some sweet malt flavors of caramel and toffee with light booze and pine bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Some good hop flavors, but a touch too sweet and boozy.
ajnepple (1092) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber and clear with a lasting white head. Sweet malts, caramel, bread, light bitter hops and light alcohol. Quite sweet and not much bitterness for the style. Medium body with a lingering finish. Not bad, just odd for a DIPA.
mfrato (95) - - AUG 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery. Not a great ipa. No hops. Strange finish, again, possibly a bad batch.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Hazy golden with an aroma like fresh picked lupilin filled earthy hops and a touch of golden grains. Flavor is hoppy and pleasantly resinous without being acidic, a bit boozy with some pale grain sweetness and leafy bitterness.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Epic Beer Festival 2013. Pour is clear golden-orange appearance with a small white head and decent lacing. Grapefruit peel, oranges, bready, stale malty, old hoppy, grassy, caramelly aroma. Taste is somewhat grassy, caramelly, bread, oranges, grapefruit peel with a medium bitter finish - but really tastes kind-of old and stale. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it off the tap at the brewery. Great balanced IIPA. Lots of sticky malt flavors as well as hop bitterness. Very easy to drink and enjoy. I recommend.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a 9.3% double ipa on draft at gcb in golden. surprisingly well balanced. a nice amount of bittering hops to go with the 9.3% not a lot of alcohol taste which was pleasant. could use some more aroma but overall a good double ipa
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good balance...9.5% does show through, but itís got a really suprising sweetness upfront which was not was I was expecting. Still finished like an IPA with nice hopiness, but with good malt balance. Grapefruit and floral notes on the nose.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Golden City tasting. I had had a bottle of this one a few weeks earlier and was thoroughly unimpressed. However from the moment I gazed at the glass containing this beautiful gold nectar my mind began to change. Although I (as well as the other tasters) detected a bit of green onion intially on the nose, it was quickly replaced with a blast of fresh citrus.
On the palate I was greeted with a nice flowery hop character. Although the alcohol is evident, a nice honey sweetness mellows the hop and leads to a nicely rounded finish. WOW!
A wonderful DIPA, one of the best beers I have tried this year. I could drink this one all night.
At the end of this tasting, we were treated to a sample of this beer aging in Stranahanís whiskey barrels. Although palate fatigue had long since set in, this made a great beer even better. Although it poured nearly flat, the addition of vanilla/caramel notes and a nice warming whiskey character made this beer seem etheral. Definitley look for this one.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at the Falling Rock. They said it was the hoppiest beer on tap so I couldnít resist. The color was a light orange yellow with the shortest of heads (small white bubbles). The taste was extremely hoppy, dank, floral and amazing. this was a very good beer. The drinkability was awesome. It was gone before I knew it. Be careful cause the 10.2% packs a mean punch!
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-10-2007 22:54:18