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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft at the Big Picture Show in Waitsfield. Pours a lovely deep copper with an off-white head that lingers. Aroma is a pungent, mixed spicy hops flora. Flavor rich with citrus high notes, but backed up with a solid caramel on the bottom - but not enough to be sticky. Medium body with soft carbonation. Lovely long, twisting aftertaste that finishes softly and leaves you begging for another sip. This is a gutsy IIPA that takes no prisoners. It’s probably the best beer I’ve had out of the Two Roads Brewery. Different, and bigger, that it’s name-alike Double Sunshine which seems a little shy by comparison. No compromise here I’m happy to say.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (143) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2015
Botella . @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Frikicata Gijón 24/01/2015 Aromas citricos y florales, amargor intenso pero bien equilibrado. Una gran IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrana (512) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2015
I was very skeptical of the hype on this one, but wow - This beer certainly lived up to the hype. Has a great balance of tropical fruit, citrus, and floral notes with slight jasmine flavors, and very subtle notes of pine . Has a sweet, crisp, and mostly neutral malt profile, but not at all syrupy or too sweet or sticky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (67) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
I never give a perfect score to a beer, but this one kinda deserve one. Certainly in the top 3 of my IPA list so far, and I had a bunch! Got this beer twice: from a can at home and on tap at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington VT. Aromas: I get a lot of citrus coming from the hops. Lemon peels, grapefruit, oranges also. It’s so fresh! It has more body than Heady Topper but so easely drinkable! I never fell the 8% abv as I am drinking it. The after taste and bitterness lasts for hours and get more complex as it reaches the back of the mouth. What a fantastic beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and resins magically grow through honeyed cereals, dallying back and forth in the smoothest and most comfortable of mouthfeels.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sumptuous head of foam settles atop the shiny amber honey.
-Carbonation is soft and ample, a marvelous contributor to an easygoing mouthfeel.
-Honeyed residual sugars are as slick and elegant as can be.
-Bitterness is not overdone, simply balancing out the finish while offering what one expects from a Double IPA.
-At 8%, this is dangerously drinkable/.
-Little detail, but the yeast flocculates very nicely in the can, making sure there is no obstruction in the first pour. It’s all hop and malt glory.
-By memory, this is smoother than Double Sunshine and more citrusy/less bitter.
-This is better than Heady Topper in all aspects (ducking for cover).
-This is also a surprisingly close cousin to Sculpin (save perhaps for the bittering hops and their intensity).

Cans and on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, Burlington.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishonmyplane (492) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Amazing beer, one of the best IPA’s out there. I didn’t even realize it was a DIPA because it doesn’t seem that strong. But it is delicious. It’s a floral, juicy, citrusy, IPA. Bitterness is secondary to the other flavors and aromas of the hops that they use. I would almost put this ahead of Heady Topper as the best IPA in the world just because of the flavor. While Heady does an amazing job of putting together a strong, intensely bitter yet still drinkable IPA, Sip of Sunshine is just the most tasty IPA you will ever find. Heady is for special occasions, but this one is perfect for any occasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (472) - - JAN 9, 2015
Can pour. Pours a cloudy Amber. Nice hops and grass on the nose. Great, light but strong hoppy flavor. Good balance. Medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPABevyGuy (50) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Big time dank IPA with loads of citrus flavors. The aroma opens up your sinuses. Very flavorful all the way through, nice treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6471) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Hazy golden with a white head. Lovely hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits. Flavor has some sweetish malt, nice fruity hops and pretty strong bitterness. Pretty rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
16oz can shared by JohnGonk. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a large frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, pineapple, caramel malt, and pine. Taste is much the same with lots of bitter citrus zest, and resinous pine. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
From a 16oz can. Since I drank from the can I can only estimate the appearance from a small sample pour. It appears to be a straw/golden semi-transparent beer with a decent well sustained head. Aroma is very citrus forward with a small malt scent to it. The taste starts with Citrus closely following what would be predicted by the aroma. The taste is not as hoppy as I might have thought. Not as full of a malt backbone compared to heady topper for Pliney the elder. But then that is very stiff competition. A moderately Hoppe finish. A decent beer but if you were in Vermont get heady topper or go to Hill Farmstead and try Susan if it happens to be on tap (which it happens to be right now, fuck yeah!!!) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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