kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a small tight bubbled off-white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is a little buttery, and that concerns me. I hate diacetyl in IPAs. Fairly low hop level for a Double IPA as well, but maybe Iím just distracted by the butter. The flavor is laced pretty hard with diacetyl, and I just canít make it past that. Itís especially heavy on the finish. Some moderate bitterness, but not enough to hide the butter flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little sticky and clingy, with some lingering butter and hops. Major flaw with this one, I hate butter flavor, especially in an IPA.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This brew pours a clear bronze color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A clean, sweet and bitter golden-blonde IPA with a nice fruity character.
How: Fresh growler shared with friends at post Tap-NY 2013 party. Growler sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Partly cloudy golden-blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The medium-aromatic hoppy nose is mostly fruity (tropical and citrusy) with a certain floral component. In mouth the beer feels clean, medium body, medium carbonation, standard mouthfeel. The malt backbone is crisp crackery sweet cereals. Plenty of hops with a juicy-fruity character ending with a sharp grapefruity bitterness. Another very good west-coast Double IPA but I found the malt sweetness a bit too íwhite sugarí to rate it higher than just very good. People say my beer ratings hobby might be a sign I have OCD, but Iím happy to report Iíve finally found exactly 100 proofs that I donít have OCD and Iím now ordering them in alphabetic order.
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Aroma is heavy bready malt with pine and complimentary bitterness. Taste is pine and bitterness with a nice bready malt backbone. Old batch? Nice beer but lacking in hop aromatics and flavor for an IIPA.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dany at TAP-NY. Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a thin white head. Sweet musk and big earthy citrus on the nose. Sweet toast, chewy mouthfeel. Long earthy bitterness.
Caskalefan (141) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy orange amber. Lots of citric hops in the aroma, but the fruity quality is a bit muted in the flavor, although there is a nice mix of citric and tropical underpinnings, and the level of hoppiness is just right. There is also a bit cedar shavings, and just a touch of cereal graininess and salt, which add to the crisp and refreshing qualities of the lengthy finish of this fine DIPA.
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 On tap several times at Kulshan Brewing, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of pungent citrus hops, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple). Flavour of dry citrus hops galore, mangos and pineapple, and dry caramel malts. Finishes with dry tropical fruity notes and dry resinous hops. Lots of depth and perfectly well-balanced. Awesome IIPA.