alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is pleasant cereal, grainy malt with a touch of resin and fruity sweetness. Flavor is boozy citric sweetness and that’s about it. Tasted almost exactly like Southern Comfort.
Really let down, i had good hopes for this one - but the booze overpowered any good structure/flavors it may have had.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 GABF 2009 and again at Oggi’s Point Loma. Pours clear light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, grass, pine, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, peach, honey, and apricot. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. This beer is a bit boozy.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the original Foodery location in Philly. Pours a hazy bright orange under a dusky white head. Beautiful glow. Strong pine forest aroma with suggestions of grapefruit and white pepper. A lot of citrus in the flavor with some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and a pretty beefy malt backbone. Rich and silky texture with a snappy finish. Only drawback was that the hop train occasionally tipped a bit off the rails but all in a good West Coast Double.
ben4321 (5484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from New Beer, 9/25/09
Aroma: A bitter hop aroma, grapefruit, and some alcohol on the nose as well
Appearance: Hazy golden-orange, bubbly white head, with a nice amount of lace
Flavor: Bitter hop flavor, and a barleywine like maltiness, a drop too much alcohol flavor
Palate: Lasting and crisp finish with quite a bit of ABV burn, a bit dry, with a big mouthfeel
This was a pretty solid, but not upper-tier DIPA. I found the nose to be nice, while a touch 1 dimensional, but the taste left me a bit more alcohol flavor then I am looking for in a top quality Double IPA. I can certainly appreciate this beer, and I can’t say for sure that I’m getting the best or the newest bottle, but it came off a bit more Barleywine and less IIPA then I was expecting.
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a bright melon orange color with a minimal head of only sparse white lace. Aroma is bitter hopiness, but it does lack a certain citrus-ness that I would have liked. The flavor is also lacking the direct grapefruit flavors of say an Alesmith IPA, but don’t get me wrong... this is quality stuff and I appreciate it. But its second tier.
omhper (22896) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Deep golden, almost no head. Sweaty lychee aroma, Sweet and full bodied with clean mouthfeel. Salty and very hoppy with clean chewy malt, sweaty orange/pomelo. Very poerful and concentrated. Hugely bitter. Huge beer.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, split three ways. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma has medinical hops, some citrus, and bubble gum sweetness. Palate is medium-thick, with ample carbonation. Flavor starts with a blast of flavor, a hoppy-caramel-red fruit collage that demonstrates balance, dynamism and complexity. The flavors blended together quite sweet, but like a good sweet lemonade, the flavors worked in harmony without sharpness. The finish was strong and warming, though not alcoholic. Although I do prefer more bitter-hoppy DIPAs, this one at least succeeds in achieving memorable balance.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured golden orange with a 1/4 inch white head.
Nose was not big on hops, fairly floral.
Taste was poop. Tasted like old rotten hops, old lettuce, just flavors were a mess.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Pours a lightly hazy copper with a good off white head. The head is frothy and lasting. Producing spotty lacing. Has a good aroma of citrus and pine. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is excellent a sharp hit of bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden and this is blended very well. Has a resiny texture. The body is full. Has a wondewrful finish with a great aftertaste. This is one heck of a beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle I had listed the ABV as ~9.3 so this beer entry needs an update. The beer itself was classic DIPA material. Golden orange color, great head, and a nice piney citrus aroma. The taste was chewy, resinous, and had great citrus-orange flavors. This was probably the best DIPA I brought back from San Diego and it completely surprised me. If you see this awesome beer, buy it!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 20:54:08