valorian (1) - - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer is a hazy copper color. Very low hop aroma for a double IPA. More malty than a typical DIPA. Overall a very balanced beer. I prefer my DIPA more on the hoppy side.
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Julie says. That it smell worse than it taste. She gives a 2
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beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from my father in law, pours hazy light amber with a tall frothy off white head. Mellow citrus hop aroma is notes of toast and bread. Very strong pine hop flavor with a lightly sweet bready malt touch. Not bad, this packed a bigger punch than I thought.
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Ft Wayne GC - Pours deep copper with a big off-white head. The aroma is all about the grapefruit accented hops. The flavor is intensely hopped with citrus and a touch of pine. The hop bitterness is not as intense as some double IPAs though the style is still clear. A malt body with a hint of caramel lends a little sweetness to it and the accustomed hop heavy finish of the style is there. It’s not the best double IPA, but it’s good and I’m pleasantly surprised GC offers this less accessible style for a change. They poured it into their usual 25 oz mug club member glass, which surprised me as well. That’s a heck of a lot of brew at 9% abv.
umich03jm (2048) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Amber pour with a small ring of head. Smells like orange cleanser. Gross. Tastes bad too. Cleanser, perfume, and flowers. Yuck.
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/10/2014. On tab in Troy MI. Amber color with a white head. Caramel and malty aromas with hints of tropical fruit. Meh...
GJF (1255) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the cedar rapids brewpub. Kind of an ugly gray pour. Murky appearance and the flavor was kind of the same. Muddy flavors with a thin body. Not so much.
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft sampler pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and malts. Taste is a piney citrus and malts.
islay (1172) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. pour, on tap at the Maple Grove, MN location of the brewpub. Listed as “Batch 1000 Dbl IPA.” Pours a clear copper/bronze with a small amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Nice, piney, citric smell (mostly piney). Cookie, pretzel, cleaning product, and chlorine scents. Smells like a freshly painted room. At first I legitimately enjoyed the smell, but the unappetizing chemical notes that were present from the beginning became increasingly evident as I consumed the beverage. Piney, lemon flavor. One dimensional taste: Very little malt presence in the flavor, although there is a touch of sweetness. There is a cracker and cardboard blandness to the flavor. I can taste the alcohol even though the beer doesn’t come across as particularly strong because the malt presence is so weak. Slightly chemical-y dry finish. Medium body. Lively and frothy in the palate. This is not an awful beer, although it is well subpar for the style. It hits the notes of a double IPA, it just doesn’t hit them all that well. Its flaws become increasingly apparent as I drink.
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Orange malt and peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange juice malt and orange peel flavor. Not bad - standard.
brokephibroke (292) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much going on here. 72 IBUs usually departs hippiness and bitterness, not here.