ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
021112. Tap at the ginger man houston tx. Pours deep dark amber with a small head. Aroma hops, ripe fruit. Alcohol comes through. Medium bodied. Not Bad.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this on tap at Mongoose versus Cobra in Houston, TX. A big super hoppy double IPA, it'll make your tongue tingle.
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Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Dustin. Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is super herbal, oranges, and pizza dough. Taste is bready, more fruit, bitter, resinous, and even more herbs. Crazy finish.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker orange color with a beige head. Aroma was herbal and grassy hops, and some biscut malt. Flavor was medium bitterness, moderate hop flavor, but a bit too sweet.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely leans toward the bitter side of the DIPA spectrum. Sure, there is some caramle and toffee in there, but it starts out fairly bitter and finishes crisp sticky and resiny. Pretty tasty, actually. Thanks to rougeau13 for the trade!
Baadnewsbear (17) - - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber, steady bubbles. Creamy head that reduces after a couple minutes. Great lacing. The taste is malty, hoppy, pineapple, carbonation. Mouthfeel is heavy, almost surrupy. Overall I'm impressed. First time I've had an dipa in Houston. Wasn't expecting much but was surprised by the taste.
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Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a generous customer of Chuckís 85th. Pours dark ruby with a finger of head. Smell is immense tropical fruit, peach, pineapple, passionfruit. Taste is lighter, small bitter up front, but fades to malty grapefruit and peach. Bit of alcohol present. Really good IPA.
burg326 (2714) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can poured a dark amber orange color, aromas of tropical fruits, pine resin, dank hops, and light caramel. Flavors are the same, not much happiness, light boozy warming at the end as well.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured a clear reddish-amber with a frothy off-white head. Smell is grapefruit, earthy, citrus, a touch of caramel, and light alcohol. Taste is floral, earthy, grapefruit, citrus, and sweet caramel with a moderately bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. A little too malt-forward, leaving me wishing for a much more prevalent hop presence. Could definitely benefit from increased hoppiness, IMHO.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at D&Q Mini Mart
The beer pours with a full amber color and a frothy, quite dense, initially fat-two-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. When held up to the light the beer shows a rich, red-amber color that is almost brilliantly clear. The aroma seems to be heavily crystal malt laden with notes of caramelized malt, sweet tea like aromas, lots of brown sugar crusted biscuit notes, and it just has a sweet, thick malty character. The hops play a supporting role with a fruitiness that accentuates the caramel maltiness and contributes touches of candied citrus zest. A deeper inspection yields touches of pine needles and a light herbal character.
Somewhat thick and chewy, bet actually light enough to be an IPA. The hop character comes out a bit more in the flavor as the beer finishes with an herbal, slightly pine-like, bitter hop bite. Up front the beer has a big pine-laden hop bitterness to it that mixes with a solid grapefruit, tangelo and perhaps touch of lychee character. I like that the crystal malt character clearly plays a secondary role in the flavor. Harsh, even astringent, and bitter at times, this definitely has a hop dominated flavor profile. The malt becomes more expressive as the beer warms up, with lots of sweet tea, English biscuit, and toasty whole grain notes becoming noticeable over time.
Either as it warms up, or as my nose gets used to things, the aroma becomes more and more hop dominated. This beer finishes a bit stronger than it started, but really doesnít quite make it as a great example of the style for me; I prefer less malt focus, and much more of the extremely expressive, American hop focus. This is also a touch too viscous to be really quaffable; though this again speaks to my own preference as it seems to be reasonably textured for a Double IPA.