kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 05, 2010
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: big hoppy double ipa, malty sweetness is a bit over balanced by a strong bitterness, long bitterfinish
Flavor: a good bitter IPA but I prefer them more on the aroma and flavor side
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Headbanger (2730) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 12/21/11 (Jackís Mountain Home) 42į in Snifter-Pours a dark orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of hops, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. This full bodied brew has a weird tartness in there that is throwing things off. Disappointing.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber, thanks to my brother. The body is a medium copper hue with a light khaki head. The nose has some earthy sweat and a bit of pine. Then there is also some grapefruit. The taste is mineral and herbal with grapefruit on the back end. There is a strange slight tartness with some bread crust. This one is definitely off.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at The Pub in the Monte Carlo, Las Vegas. Comes a light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Taste is piney hops, malt and grapefruit. Decent.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Amber with decent thick head. Aroma of hops is subtle with some sweetness. Light and airy supports the strong dry hops well. Sweetness seems to just appear on the tongue.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the Pub at the Monte Carlo. Pours reddish orange with no head, no carbonation. Aroma has citrus and pine, a bit faint. Taste brings grapefruit citrus, some caramel malt back. Some woodiness. Finishes medium length and somewhat bitter. It was not quite as good as the pieces.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of here4beer! Pours amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is a candied citrus with honey and caramel, slightly tropical. Taste begins with light hops, into citrus with sweet fruits and caramel, finishing bitter into sweet. Alcohol is hidden pretty well, over all not bad, but lacking the hop presence of a nice DIPA.
cmc619 (350) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big, foamy, consistent head lattices down a bit as it settles. Beer is dark orange, almost reddish hue to it. Aroma is a bit low in strength, but has some interesting elements to it: mostly non-grapefruit citrus (orange and lime). I could have guessed from the 9.3% ABV, but this beer is hot. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Taste of herbs, mostly. Has a slight medicinal burn to it, accompanied by an unpleasant flavor in the finish. Not a lot of depth here. Missing the hops until the finish--there are regular APAs that smell and taste hoppier than this.
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Las Vegas, NV.
Dark amber whith a thick tan head and sticky lace.
Aroma is caramel, with some floral and citrus hops.
Flavor has caramel sweetness backed up with some citrus hops.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 5/25/11
Aroma: It has some early grapefruit and floral hops, later its molasses, burnt caramel, and sugar
Appearance: This one pours a muddy brownish-orange looking color with a lasting beige head
Flavor: The flavor is malty, but not particularly sweet, more molasses, with a fairly harshly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium, it feels slightly sticky with a lingering harsh and poorly constructed finish
Congrats to me on ticking the state of Nevada for the first time! That leaves me with only 14 states left to go for that arbitrary goal of ticking every state. Iíve had a lot of Double IPAs, and I absolutely love the style, but this was nowhere close to the top. On the other hand, I didnít think it was quite as bad as some others, but it is nearly there.