fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:Sweet cotton candy and grapefruit with sugar on top.
Appearance:Gold in color, lots of white head, and pretty bubbles.
Taste:Hugely hoppy! Freshly cut grass, grapefruit, citrus, lemon. There is a lot of sweetness in this beer. These flavors stick around through the midtaste, but all that remains on the aftertaste is harsh bitterness.
Palate:Light to medium body, good carbonation, and a little hop astringency.
Overall:This is an amazingly delicious DIPA. The huge grapefruit hops in this beer really shine.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a hazy gold body with a white head. Aromas of candied fruits, citrus, columbus hops and a herbal quality. Flavors are fruity, bitter, citrus, tropical fruits and a light herbal note. Lively bubbles. Well done.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, earth, caramel, and pineapple. Flavor of citrus, pine, pineapple, and earth with a bitter finish.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.5 A: Nearly perfect! Hazed orange brown color. Super thick, creamy off white head with great retention and a good amount of lacing.
4.5 S: This is great too! Incredibly intense flowery hops. Hops also contribute a touch of spiciness, some pine, some sharp pineapple and grapefruit. This is nearly three months old and still hoppy as hell! Malts are fairly neutral with bready yeastiness.
4.0 T: The taste is more balanced than the nose. Moderate bitterness with pine, orange, and spicy hops. Malts are somewhat biscuity, somewhat bready, and earthy like melon rind. The yeast is surprisingly clean. Overall, the taste is an elegant mixture of hops and malts with good balance and well hidden alcohol.
4.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a lot creamier, but itís incredibly smooth for an unfiltered DIPA.
4.0 D: Good beer. I enjoyed this one a lot. Well balanced DIPAs are just as good as hop bombs and this is a great example of the former.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 01:43:42
blutt59 (6097) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, orange hazy color with white foam ring, aromas and flavor of bitter pineapple juice, some soft metallic, citrus notes
dchmela (2740) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Huge pngent citrus hop aroma, itís all about the hops on this. Some body and malt pop through in the taste, nice notes of caramel and a light hop bitterness, not overblown. Overall, nicely balanced DIPA.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Nose shows some dank, piney, mild tropical fruit hops. really enjoy putting my nose in it. occasionally i drank some too and that was also nice. nice balance between flavor and restraint.
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bauermj. God what a gorgeous beer. Pours a clean soft gold with two fingers of creamy off white head that breaks down in large pockets leaving a sticky spider web of lace on the lip of the glass. Nose is rich and hoppy, lots of heavy resin and spice with some mandarin orange and pine. Flavor is spicy and green with lots of citrus zest and grapefruit. A bit more rough around the edges than the aroma but still plenty satisfactory. Dry palate with a present citrus rind bitterness.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jason for this bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a healthy off-white head that shows excellent retention and sticky sheets of lacing along the sides.
Aroma is full of pineapples, tangerine and lemongrass with some resinous pine as well. Definitely some pithy grapefruit and herbal notes. Just tons of big hop aromas.
Taste isnít quite as aggressively hoppy with an original herbal and pine bite with some bready malts in the background. There is a bit of citrus but less than I got in the aroma. The finish is bitter and resinous.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops with moderate carbonation.
Iím a big fan of this one. Itís extremely drinkable and seriously dry hopped. If Double/Imperial Pale were a separate style, this would be top of the charts.
chibeerlady (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Both from fresh growler and bomber bottle, this beer pours amber and clear and has bright citrus notes with a sprucey hop scent. More mellow and flat than its single-daisy brother, it is refreshing and complex.