Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle served in a . Bottled 7/22/13. Picked up on my recent trip to Lake Tahoe at a local bottle shop.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin, bubbly wring. Mild soapy lace.
S: Candied grapefruit and honey dew melon up front with a touch of mango. Light boozy notes with a touch of sweet, crystallized sugar. Light scallion notes bounce in the periphery around the sweetness.
T: Only mild booze up front. Very fruity and citrusy. Nice and strong malt backbone provides a little sweetness and breadines. The booze then kicks then back in on the finish. Definitely drinks like itís 11%. As it warms some light grassy notes with a touch of residual bitterness lingers on the finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation level. Slightly sticky.
O: Far too boozy for my liking. I usually top out around 9.5% or 10% when it comes to my enjoyment of double (or in this case triple) IPAís. The alcohol notes become to to sharp and boozy instead of nice and fruity. Not bad, but definitely wouldnít pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super hoppy brew with overwhelming pine and grapefruit notes. Not for the faint of heart, but worth it if you can handle it!
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks c! Pours a clear medium gold with light lace. Bright fruity nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Hides the alcohol well. Mango, orange, and grapefruit, all unified into one coherent flavor note. Verrrry dry finish. Nice.
BoostIPA (977) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, labeled 11.25% ABV. Pours a clear light amber. Aromas of citrus, some pine. While the aroma is not outstanding, when you put this liquid in your mouth there is simply oohing that compares to it. It is amazing. Slightly sweet with a great hoppy expression of juicy citrus fruits. Very, very nice. Finishes on a bitter note but without the brash, abrasive harshness that usually accompanies hop bombs. This is top notch, by any measure. Bravo.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-09-01. Crisp dark yellow body nice foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is quite hoppy with muddled fruity hops and light alcohol alcohol. Lightly resiny/musky quality to the hops. Flavour is fairly bitter, light tropical fruit character, moderate alcohol throughout. Warming in the throat. Average plus not quite medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Interesting, decent and mostly enjoyable but I am not quite sure if I want more. Bottle from San Diego shared by a friend.
Crispy34 (284) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber Bottle share. Aroma is a really good hop smell. Appearance is bronze with lots-0-head. Taste is super hoppy, but good. Palate is hoppy. Overall, good for being as hoppy as I thought it would be.
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OldMrCrow (1626) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle in Santa Barbara.
Dusky orange pour, heavy lacing. Huge nose of leafy green hop juice with pineapple and tangerine. Pretty strong hop blast in the flavor, melding with alcohol burn late. Initially tasty, even if a bit like chewing on hop pellets -- but I canít see myself drinking a whole bomber of this stuff. A small glass is enough. Maybe I need to admit that there is such a thing as too-hoppy beer.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy with some resinous pine notes as well as some orange and pineapple. The flavor is also quite hoppy. I get a lot of pineapple and resin notes, as well as some sweet candy notes, biscuit malt and low bitterness. Fairly sweet for a Double IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
seadoubleyou (1) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, floral, citrus, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, umami,
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
IIIPAs are the new black.... Pours golend straw with nice lasting head. Aroma is grapefruit rind, mandarin orange, grass, and a little onion. Taste is more of the same with nice bitterness balanced by alcohol sweetness. Very sharp citrus flavors and a tinge of that onion scallion that I sometimes get from citra.