bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Prohibition Pig: pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma citrus heavy. Flavor is grapefruit, mango and pepper on the back end. Malt balances the hops well. Full flavor, perfectly carbonated this is an awesome beer.
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have tropical fruit, citrus, dank and catty hops, a sizable enough malt backbone to stand up to the hops, caramel, toast, with hints of spicy hops as well. Good flavor and easy to drink even with the big hop profile.
Jow (3516) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
After one of the early kegs kicked at Blind Tiger’s VSK night they threw this gem on causing almost a stampede to the bar. Pours orange golden with fluffy white head. Nose of huge tropical fruit. This is bursting with juicy hop flavors, pineapple, mangoes, grapefruit, some pepper and earthy bitterness. Drying finish with medium body, fresh and delicious and amazing
Ajcanon711 (35) - - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There's a wonderful aroma. Followed by wonderful taste. Followed by wonderful after-taste. Overall, this beer is wonderful.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Alex! Bright, radiant gold with a big, slow settling foamy white head that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is huge citrus & tropical hops; pungent pineapple, mango, tangerines, papaya, grapefruit. Huge pungency & awesome hop oils... Dripping wet, gushing fruits. Taste is... Amazing. Pungent, juicy hops. Citrus, mango, pineapple, orange, papaya, sticky hop leaves, dank resins... Just a touch of cracker malt, not sweet at all. Perfect bitterness... Nice pine & fruit finish, dry and long lasting. Fantastic, world class. Double Sunshine is the best DIPA I’ve ever had.
Ataraxia (499) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color; thick, fluffy white head. Tangy aroma of grapefruit, orange, fresh-cut grass, pine resin, hay, and bright floral notes. Bittersweet, dried orange peel in the taste. Lively carbonation, almost medium-bodied, and a good bitter finish. Very mild alcohol presence.
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, Great White Head, Great Lacing
S: Grapefruit, Piney, Orange Zest, Mildly Boozy
T: Citrus, Piney, Boozy
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Boozy
Overall, a great beer for the style, well put together but the booziness gets too powerful as it warms up, but still a great beer to experience.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour. I’m really liking this one. Strong orange flavors with great hop balance! A really strong floral aroma as well. This is an exceptional DIPA.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, from a trade. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Nose is big citrus and hops. Flavor is grass, pineapple, citrus, bread. Bitter finish. Overall very good.
justforrazors (27) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from most recent Coop release poured into Lawson’s snifter 8/23/13. Bottle is 1 week old based on when it was purchased.
A- Pours a cloudy orange hue with a two inch fluffy white head. Medium to high carbonation is visible. Excellent retention and lacing. Over a few minutes, the head fades down to a quarter inch plug over the beer.
S- Big dank hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and a little spicy note as well. Very small caramel malt aroma that is all but covered up by the tropical fruit and piney hop character.
T- The initial sip before you swallow makes it seem like the beer will be a lot more tame than it really is. An absolute blast of grapefruit and pine intertwined with mango, orange zest, and an intense bitter note that leaves you wanting more of the beginning sip.
M- The carbonation is medium at best, and overall the body is right in the middle of the road. This beer finishes extremely dry, accentuating the bitter notes and making it go down way too easy. I could drink a pint of this in a few minutes without even realizing where it had gone. There is a slight indication of the alcohol, but it is forgotten by the huge aroma and flavor this beer throws at you.
O- Not my first time having this gem, and hopefully not my last either. An absolute treat to drink- definitely in my top 5 DIPAS, behind HF S&S 5 and 6, although this is solidly more drinkable than either Heady Topper or Pliny. A hophead’s paradise.