Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy white head. Good DIPA, some dry citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some mellow pine, grapefruit. Big but somewhat dry and balanced, good.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. A slight improvement on the original which I also really like. Big hop, pine, and grapefruit aroma. Taste is a little rough but finishes smooth with a complex and changing aftertaste.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber with Vin, Pat and Janine. Pours a clean gold with one finger of white head and solid lacing. Tangerine, grapefruit, onion, garlic, grass with some sweet malts. Tasted really fresh and delicious. So good I had to have another 3.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Khyber with Janine, Thom, and Vinny. Pours clear copper with a foamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, sweet white onion, and some sugary alcohol. Tastes like fresh grapefruit, grass, onions, and some orange in the finish. Very resinous, oily, and hoppy. Really just incredibly fresh, hoppy, and delicious. Excellent.
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vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours hazy orange with minimal head. Very little discernible aroma. Notes of citrus followed by a nice hoppy bite. Having had many standard Daisy Cutters, that taste is definitely there but kicked up a notch which is precisely what I was hoping for.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma was a little underwhelming. There is a bit of grassy hops, and some malt, but I really had to put my nose right up to it to get the aroma. The flavor is strong malt and some grassy hop. There is a little bit of citrus as well. I prefer the normal daisy cutter
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my boi kan. Beautiful aroma of big juicy citrusy tropical fruits. Oranges. Grapefruit. Big fresh juicy passion fruit . Lemon kissed tangerines. Real nice. Great.
superspak (4471) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating but this was released very recently. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, honey, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge hop complexity and a solid malt balance as well. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, pine, honey, grass, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fair amount of citrus and floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, mango, pineapple, pine, honey, floral, grass, and floral hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity with a nice malt balance; but still highly showcases the hops; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, lightly slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Double IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared with friends. Was expecting a little more from this. The aroma had hints of hops and earthy/grassy qualities but it didn’t really jump out of the glass from the get go. Still a good beer but I was just a little let down.
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle split. Consumed 1-27-13 and reviewed from notes. Bottle is courtesy of exitmusic00. Thanks!
A: Copper with bottom feeding bubbles. Thin, nearly pure white head.
N: Firm scents of citrus. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit. Hints of spruce and earth. Nothing crazy, just all around delicious smelling.
T: Pine and earthy hops are the forefront and they are quite strong. Pineapple and clementine oranges are distanst. Dry biscuit base lacking in malty sweetness. Straw bundles and floral arrangements.
M: Palate scraping, medium-heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent representation of the style.
O: Straight up winner. More dry hopping and some citrus flavors blended into the body and this would be near perfect for my palate. As it is, it’s one of the most complete examples of the style I have had and one I will heartily recommend.