philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: IX/18/14 14:31 (2014-1274) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, aery irregular yellowish small head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, ripe mango, pineapple, some banana, some hay and malt touches, UK impression. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, pineapple, pretty bitter, citrus, grapefruit, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: bitter, citrus, grapefruit, bit medicinal, dry, citrus, exotic fruits.
beechner224 (738) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Burlington. Pours an orange color with white head. Aroma is citrus, touch grassy, hoppy. Taste is dry, very light bodied, quite hoppy, but not overpowering. More citrus comes through in the backend. Easy drinker for 8 abv. Bitterness lingers more after a few sips. Nice beer, could drink lots of this.
punkska101 (942) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Bottle with the crazy bunch A: piny, resinous, tropical, grapefruit app: hazy copper white head. T/p: thin to med body with long bitter finish. O: amazing. Enjoyed every single sip of this beer.
Stoned99 (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Ben. Aroma: pine, citrus. App: orange-copper, small white head, taste and palate: light body, resin, pine, bitter finish. Overall: really great, a little too piney, would like more citrus taste.
johnnnniee (2411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy pale bordering on golden with a decent sized long lasting sticky leaving head. Huge tropical fruity aromas, mango and pineapple immediately jump to mind. Earthy pine dank resinous with enough sweet bread to keep some order to things. Rich full on tropical fruity resinous hop flavor with a moderate level of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Fantastic brew!
Tmoney99 (10984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by voodoofish65usf. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer.
AirForceHops (3432) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Black Back Pub. Hazy amber in color with bubbly head. Aroma is dank hops and big pine. Hints of fruit (lemon’s and oranges) Nicely dank .
With a name like “Sip of Sunshine” I was expecting lots of citrus, well just the opposite was experienced. Very minor citrus with a malt base in the center. Pine and grassy bitterness that gets more progressive as you sip and the brew warms. Juicy and resinous all at the same time. This is every bit a big DIPA!
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and grass. Sweet malt flavor with onion and citrus before a piney hop finish.
b3shine (5737) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a slightly hazy pale burnt orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; loads of juicy hops with a well-balanced bittersweet malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as juicy and robust. Medium-bodied on the palate. Good beer.
devman171 (1022) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, juicy tropical aroma, not as tropical or fruity as DS. Taste is pale bitter tropical hops and a clean dry finish, solid