Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up at some bottle shop out in CO. Tangerine pour, firm soapy head. Dry musky citrus aroma, salt and cinnamon. Dried orange peal hop flavor with a nice pinch of salt. Perfectly attenuated (to my way of thinking) for an IPA: just the faintest clean malt presence, but then no sticky caramel to wade through, and a bone dry finish with the hops doing all the talking. Full satisfying hop flavor without resorting to palate abuse. Alcohol hidden. This is just superbly crafted beer.
My only complaint is that the nose isn’t as bright as I wish, and that is more my problem than the brewers: need to get a fresher example of this—the rating can only go up from here.
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste is lots of pine. Nice bitter aftertaste.
ryanscourt (694) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable strong hop flavor. Hop flavor tends to be a little more dry and piney. Very good, just not my favorite style of IPA.
Beerandhockey8 (215) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a yellow orange with a thick and foamy white head. Nose is huge hop, resin, pine, slight citrus. Taste is medium bodied, sweet on the front with a bitter finish. Finishes slightly carbonated but it compliments the beer. Great IPA, you would never guess this is 7.3%.
Humlehode (49) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, golden. A lot of hops. Sort of vegetative/grassy taste. Too much dry hops? High bitterness which is a bit astringent. An OK beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muestra bonito color naranja oscuro con media cabeza de espuma de burbuja grande que perdura unos mms en la copa; en nariz aromas a lúpulo, manzana verde, hojas de pino y pomelo. En boca entrada media con moderado amargor que se disipa rápidamente dejando notas dulces a malta en el pos gusto, buen cuerpo con carbónico bajo, pos gusto un tanto seco cuando va cogiendo temperatura, buena ipa.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a glass. Amber pour. Pine, grapefruit and citrus flavor. This is a very enjoyable beer.
ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Undated 22 oz bottle (7.3% ABV) pours a hazy orange with billowy white head that lasts a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is strong with citrus hops, a bit of pine, and some bready biscuits. Taste is bitter at start and finish with enough sweetness in the middle to keep this one from being simple. Body is medium with average carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky. I’m so glad I found this in an out-of-the way store, and will go back to but up the rest of their discounted yet still fresh-tasting stock.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer From BA review on 4-27-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a huge
billowy white head. The head had large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It faded very slowly to give a fair amount of lacing.
Smell – A good helping of hop aroma. While mainly citrus in nature there were aromas of some earthy and pine notes. In the background of the smell there is a light biscuit aroma as well.
Taste – The flavors follow the nose quite well. Up front there are nice citrus hop flavors, largely grapefruit in nature, with a good biscuit base. The hop flavors actually lighten in the middle leaving a window for a light citrus sweetness to come into play. More toward the end some hoppiness comes back. The grapefruit hop makes a resurgence and this time is mixed with pine and some earthy flavors leaving a pleasing middle of the ground hop flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – A very creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess really allows the hop flavors to sit on the tongue. Very nice for the style and flavors.
Overall – Nice flavors and a great mouthfeel make for one very nice drinking brew.
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a smoother IPA with a hop kick
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a low white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, resin, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is peach, apricot, caramel, grapefruit, pine. Mouthfeel is somewhat sprightly with medium carbonation, slightly coarse.