dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz. bottle). Pours copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma is boozy, burnt caramel, resin and a little medicine-y. Moderate bitterness and accompanying sweetness. The maltiness throws off the balance for me. It a little oily and fizzy on the tongue. The bitter finish is quite long. Not my favorite, but not bad.
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-man, this was not one of the best DIPAís i have had for sure-pours deep copper hue with a small slightly off-white soapy head with some lacing. somewhat oxidized citrus nose-sweet tangerine dominates with some aged malt. piney and sweet malt flavors dominate with a little pine but long sweet finish. not the most complex of this style for sure. really nothing special, but glad i got to try it-this beer had huge hype about 5 yrs ago but this shows that it was nothing. apple flavors in the finish show that this maybe infected.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and peach. Flavour is sweet malt, light alcohol, citrus and peach. Bitter aftertaste.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Left Coast Hop Juice is a golden ale thatís cloudy to the point of being opaque. I can see a fair amount of bubbles floating up; enough to keep the head from collapsing. Itís a frothy, bubbly, yellowish off white head that leaves lacing thatís going to be a challenge to wash off the glass. It has a nice, big, hoppy aroma. It smells a little sweet. It seems citrusy, floral and grassy. Yum, sweet hop syrup! Itís pretty full bodied and very smooth. The finish is just a bit sticky. The sweetness from the aroma is much more subdued in the flavor. There is a major black pepper flavor going on to help remind me of the ABV. Yeah, itís quite bitter but itís balanced out. The event sequence of the taste is unexpected. The alcohol taste comes up front and then the sweetness follows right along with the bitterness. Overall, the hop flavor comes off as more floral than citrusy. Thatís not to say that the image on the bottle of the hop sliced open to reveal citrus segments isnít clever. There is a slight hint of diacetyl but I have to think about it to detect it. Thereís nothing subtle here. A bunch of booze and a bunch of hops and itís hard to go wrong. This seems like what Ithaca Flower Power wants to be when it grows up.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from City Beer. Surprised to have found this, actually. Fruity hop aroma that smells like orange juice and grapefruit juice. Just an insane grapefruit citrus hop aroma. The name hop juice is well-justified. Copper color with a fluffy head that fades away rather quickly. Malt sweetness provides some balance, but heavily weighted towards the hop profile. Very resinous. Nice citrus/grapefruit hop flavor. Very nice bittering hop that provides a lasting citrus hop taste. Smooth and creamy resinous texture. The beer is a little "hot" i.e. it provides a somewhat assertive alcohol warmth. Something is not completely right here. I am getting this annoying malt flavor that is fucking with the harmony of the beer. I canít exactly pinpoint whatís the matter with the malt flavor, but something is not to my liking. Still, this beer is quite delicious; those hops are stunning.
popery (2011) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, home. Surprisingly good DIPA. This beer pours a medium amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is quite good, a mix of a variety of hop flavors - mostly floral and citric. Thereís a touch of caramel malt, but this is clearly a hop ride from the outset. The flavor is pretty much all big chewy hops. I guess itís dry, but itís hard to taste much beyond the hops. If thatís not your cup of hop tea, then you wonít like this beer much. There was a definite paint thinner note when the beer was colder, but it fades to further hoppiness as it warmed up. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but themís the breaks with hop juice. Super hoppy DIPA.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/4 inch layer of white foamy head.
Aroma: Big grapefruit and orange up front, with a subtle whiff of pine.
Taste: Pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, orange, spicy and sweet malt holding all those hops together.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, juicy and medium bodied.
Overall: Excellent. A remarkable Double IPA with a big nose and big bitterness.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to @danwho. deep gold with a cream head. nose is ridiculously hoppy, citrus, florals and, great esters. great on the palate, the thickness is very nice. smooth citrusy hops and a resiny aftertaste.
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours clear medium yellow with oily bubbles on the edges. Nose of biscuit, pineapple, and sweet oranges. Taste of grapefruit, bitter oranges, with a nice sweet balance. Medium body that finishes bitter in a good way. This is an excellent DIPA!
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours and orange yellow color. Nose is pine, pine apple, and spruce. Taste is sunflower, citrus, and dark karo. Nice.