hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Big grapefruit bouquet with touches of pine, cat piss and earth. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Solid malt foundation, but the hop bitterness is overbearing and totally steals the show - the brewer’s intent, I imagine, but not a quality I love in double IPAs. Finishes bitter and a hint salty. More balance would have increased my enjoyment, but still a treat to try. Bottle courtesy of pantanap!
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL at RBWG. Pours a clear golden, thicker white foam. Melon, thick butterscotch, cantaloupe nose. Taste is spicy, minty, cantaloupe, sugar, melon rind. Yummy overall.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours turbid orangy with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is huge tangerine, black pepper, pineapple, hops. Tastes rich, smooth, with a huge bready malt flavor taking center stage to the huge tropical fruit, citrus, fresh ground black pepper, and resiny piney hops. Wonderful.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, thanks a ton Matt! Nice hazy orange pour with glistening slightly off white, pillowy head, laces well. Aroma is very nice, some big juicy grapefruit, orange, pine and grass in there, nice pineapple and mango notes, hints of a nice refreshing lemon peel as well, some slight caramel in the background. Taste is a nice smooth mix of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, a bit sweeter than it lets on in the aroma, but a nice sweet fruity start leads to some caramel, finishing wish some nice bitter lemon, but does not overwhelm the palate. Very well done.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this during the Backwoods Brewdown up at Hill Farmstead. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Hoppy, gentle citrus. Medium bodied, big hop flavors. Gentle and clean. Finishes up with wheat and malt, crisply bitter.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from SecretSanta summer 2010- thanks again, Santa! Pours a cloudy orange color with a tiny off-white head that dissipates. Aroma of citrus, and a lot of it- orange and tangerine in particular- along with herbal hops, straw, sugar, caramel malts, and grass. The flavor is also big on citrus, plus apricot, sugar, caramel malts, straw, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and fairly low carbonation. This is very nice but doesn’t nearly hold up to the regular Daisy Cutter for me.
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dog Days of Summer Gathering, thanks hopscotch.
orange hue color, white head.
solid DIPA, lots of nice hops spices and grapefruit and citrus along with tropical fruits, leaning on the tangy side.
Malt profile is rather in hindsight, giving a more sweet caramel touch to the overall experience.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a small disappearing white head. The aroma has citrus and tropical fruit hops, light resiny notes and cat pee. The flavor has more tropical fruit and citrus with plenty of fresh hops, toasted bready malts and a moderate bitterness to the finish. Decent amount of drinkability for what it is.
djd07 (8035) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a clear orange with medium frothy white head. The aroma is nice pine and floral hop, grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with nice sweet fruit hop and light bitter finish. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold with copper hues and slight haze supporting an off white head. The moderate aroma emits grapefruit, tangelo and spicy hops as well as sweet malts and a sliver of caramel candy underneath. The taste is bolder than the nose indicated with rich yummy citrus, spicy hops and a mild level of sweet malts. It stays firmly rich citrus hoppy right to the finish and then seems to linger for days. Nice!