after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at snoose junction. Pours a cloudy dark amber with bright golden edges. Dense creamy white head. Big fresh piney nose, very inviting. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bitey dry mid palate; there’s toast and caramel there too under the resiny bite. Big dark dry resiny finish. Nice for an ipa that aims more for power than variety in flavors. Worth repeating.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good hop aroma. Orange color. This is good. Quite hoppy but doesn’t seem ttoo strong. Definitely drinkable.
bitbucket (2154) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Fremont Oktoberfest. Pours hazy orange amber with a scant white head. Sweet citrus and cotton candy aroma. Full body nearly still, and the serving temperature is pretty close to the current outdoor temperature in Fremont. There are some weird flavor notes in the aroma and taste, perhaps due to being so warm? The taste is cotton candy sweet, with some citrus that fades to resin.
Aptly named, this is one strange IPA. If there is 100IBU in here it’s hiding under the layers of sugar.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ K&K. Hazy orange pour with a persistent, short white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is fairly malty, with a touch of pine hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty ordinary double IPA: Caramel, grapefruit rind, more EtOH bitterness than I like in any beer and some oranges. Finish is long and bitter, with more EtOH bitterness and some dandelion. Pretty average, which puts it well below the high water mark in this part of the world.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/12/08 On draught at the WBC Oktoberfest. Aroma is citrus cascade flora forward with good caramel balance. Appearance is hazy amber with a moderate maintained off-white head. Flavor is harsh, with only some malt sweetness balance, and metallic in the background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture and highly dry starchy finish. Overall, funky and not even close to easy drinking.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<b>Taster - Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Big Aroma with lots of hops and mild malt aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor – A very tasty and hopped up IPA. Huge hops flavor this was a big hoppy beer.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Good god this was a huge IPA with tons of flavor. This was the WABL beer for the day and they did a very nice job brewing this beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lazy Boy Brewing Company--Everett, WA--The Stranger Big Double Trouble IPA. 8.50% ABV. 100 IBU’s. Clear bright color. Mild lace head. Rich Earthy Malty floral hop front. Smooth balanced hop infused rich caramel malt body. Clean earthy bitter hop end. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/25/2010.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Seemed rather a beer difficult to appoach. Draught. Thin soapy head with much lacing. Rather feeble aroma, almost merely a smell. Full bodied hop flavour that redeemed the aroma. Fine hoppy finish. Worth drinking withal.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit, caramel, light pine flavor with some light earthiness. Medium body. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit, caramel, earth, and light pine linger.
DialSquare (2206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from old rating note: draft at fremont oktoberfest in seattle. dark amber pour with small light tan head. floral hops and sweet honey malt in the aroma. taste is all about the big hops. balanced somewhat with caramel malts. suits my tastes - but tough to put into context after day of drinking. K7.5