hopheadfett (50) - Oak Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 Pours orange with a frothy yet diminishing white head, good lace. Nose of citrus, specifically orange, with some pine. Taste is hops, slight pine, citrus, slight alcohol, bitter finish. Despite my short description, I really enjoyed this brew, not extreme, not light, but very balanced for a DIPA.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Burnt orange with a nice white head. Great hoppy aroma balanced with a little malt and citrus too. Great mouthfeel, smooth silky body, great hoppy bitterness but not overdone. Very subtle malt character underlying. I really love this one it’s unlike most double ipa’s I’ve had in that it’s well balanced and not too heavy. Very well done...
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light to medium citrus aroma. Light semi sweet malt with a medium citrus hop bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
jcr (2573) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Cloudy pale gold body with a fizzy white head, mostly diminishing. Citrusy aroma of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. No malts to speak of in the nose. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Dry. The hops are upfront from beginning to end — very juicy. And yet there’s enough sweetness to keep this from being a glass of bitter grapefruit juice. I was unimpressed at first, but the more I drank, the more I enjoyed and appreciated it. Nice.
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled it at the Whole Foods on Bowery in NYC.
Really, really good beer. Nice copper color and a fine white head. Strong hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy taste, dry and mildly bitter. Delicious.
SpringsLicker (3466) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body pours a clear light gold with a tall, white head.
Dry, earthy hop aroma.
Smooth, lightly bitter flavor profile with enough malt underneath to balance.
nice bitter finish.
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow & tupalev -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy orange with millions of tiny floaties and a small diminishing frothy white head. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Flavour: Good amount of hops in there, just a hint of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. Pretty good stuff!
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Bocktown in Pittsburgh. Poured a hazy gold orange with nice thin layer of foamy whititsh head that lasts the duration of the drink. Aroma reminds me of those sugared orange slice candies, citric but also very sweet. Nice medium mouthfeel, lots of sweet malty flavors with slight booziness and a really well balanced citrus hop finish. Overall, very good beer.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml Bottle. Decicco’s Ardsley, NY.
Now that’s a Double IPA! Lots of flavor! citrus hops bitter finish. Nice LPR beer. Works every time! ;)
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes from May 2009: sampled with Alex. Pours gold-orange with good head retention. Aroma has bold citrus, maybe a good slightly underripe orange, and tangerine. Palate is crisp, moderately carbonated to keep things spritzy, and clean-finishing. Flavors settle nicely on a citrusy-hop note, balanced by pale malt, perhaps some crystal as well. This is quite nice, no complaints here. Though this DIPA started to break down a bit as it warmed (more alcohol and sweetness generally come forth), it is still a quality offering.