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.
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6622-20140815] Bottle. Pithy lemon breath aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick for white head. Bitter lemon pith hops flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Good. (7/3/7/4/16) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "So-and-so claims that looks like a bucket of dicks." "Well, it’s a jar of dicks." "It’s full of dongs." "Wieners, if you will."
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Republic Restaurant in CT. Like a golden ale white head. Huge citrus hop aroma. Big flavor, citrus, bitter malt tries to balance palate is average. This is huge on the hops.
phaleslu (6811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by voodoofish65usf - thanks again, Chris! Bottled 11/13/14. Nice and fresh. Pours a lightly cloudy gold with a finger of eggshell white head, soft in texture, that leaves some trailing lace. The aroma has a distinct sweaty body odor note that I can’t shake, along with straw, grass, old florals, and overripe citrus. Doesn’t come across as fresh as it should. The flavor improves upon that, with sweet malts, juicy citrus, grass, fresher florals, and a hint of tropical fruit. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, sweet, bitter mouthfeel. I don’t really buy the hype here.
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color, frothy white head. Mild citrus, pine, grapefruit, and hay. Moderately bitter with fleeting sweetness at the front. Lively, a bit oily, and somewhere between light and medium bodied. Some booziness but not too much and a long bitter finish.
DrSilverworm (6945) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 22oz bottle, big thanks to voodoofish65usf for sharing. Bottled 11/13/14. Golden orange color, made hazy with lots of fine particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace, short ropes. Good zesty kind of piney orange citrusy hop aroma, a little tangy. Bigger bitter taste, lighter sweet. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, kind of lighter carbonation. Pretty enjoyable DIPA. Found the bottle in my fridge 2 days later with about 3oz still in it. Finished it off happily, even though it was flat it was tasting even better than I remembered.
WillRunForBeer (855) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Warren Store. Pours orange golden with a big clingy white head. Aroma is citrus, mango, pineapple. Very juicy tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. No bitterness until the finish. Really nice!
Chalumeaux (94) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle dark orange color with thin white head. Strong aromas of fruit and citrus. Extremely smooth with a nice mouth feel and a hint of subtle bitterness in the finish. Top notch beer.
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Troy. Nose is amazing and dank as bong water. Taste is just as spectacular. Really dank. Yummy.
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour is a nice golden with a white head. Aroma is a straight pine, reminds me of Christmas. Taste is a nice and piney with a bit of orange. Goes down clean and leaves a little orangey after taste.
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a golden-orange, small off-white head, decent retention. Some fine lacing. The nose is just bursting with tropical fruits...almost like Starbursts candy...hints of pine/earth linger along with some bready malt presence. Taste is packed with mango/kiwi upfront and an bitter lemon/orange zest follows close behind. Nice sweet malt, gives a medium body and light sweetness to ease the initial bitterness back into more dank passionfruit, earth and pine in the back end. A somewhat musty grape note in the moderately bitter finish. Fantastic stuff!!