ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and thick Double IPA. Green wax-dipped 2010 limited release grolsch-style bottle. Generous off-white head, clear amber body, and sticky bubbles leaving minimal lacing. subtle floral hop aroma picks up as the beer warms. Flavors of toast, caramel, and dark honey. Malty sweetness dominates the relatively thick body, followed by a tart hop sparkle and a fair amount of alcohol heat. Noticeable citrus pucker on the finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint on tap at Laurelwood NW Public House. This aroma has a little more grassiness with some hempiness when compared to their Workhorse IPA. Hints of metal with a little caramel malt presence. Same color as the Workhorse IPA, which means it is a transparent golden-orange body with an off-yellowish head that leaves good lacing. Wow-this starts really juicy, sweet and loaded with citrus orange flavors. Some hemp flavors come through in the middle. Scant toasty malts late. Juicy throughout. Ethanol hidden well, with nice maltiness.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Tap from Organic Brewers Fest... Poured amberish-orange with a light, beige head. Citrus hops on the nose. Light, fizzy palate. Flavor starts off nicely with a crisp, clean, citrus hop tone. This finish was a little off and unbalanced with an awkward, cracker aftertaste.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
And then my favorite brew pub went and made a wicked awesome DIPA that was organic, and it was good.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber colour. Hoppy aroma - herbal (oregano, thai basil), floral, leafy and for some reason canned peaches and sesame seeds as well. Chewy crystal, biscuit (?) malts and woody, pithy hops. Like most beers billed as being triple-digit IBUs, this is past saturation point and ends up being not all that bitter after all.