infoman411 (19) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my current favorites and a steal at $5.99. Bottle pours effortlessly with a nice white head. Its bitterness is so understated that its really smooth and a hoppy IPA with no apparent issues. A great DIPA and one of the better ones out there today...
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Light citrus/pine-resin aroma with a hint of doughy yeast. Cloudy amber color with a tan head. Bitter, but softened with sweetness and a slight sourness. Hops taste most akin to grapefruit. Full-bodied with thick texture and long finish. Overall, not a very bitter Double IPA, but good nonetheless.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger frothy white head. Pretty good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly floral, resinous hop aroma with lots of grassy pine countered by citrus/tropical fruit and pale malt. Kind of similar to the west coast style with nice pine needle character countered by grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel. Not as tropical but pretty juicy with subtle pale malt in the background.
Medium bodied with a strong floral and earthy hop presence up front that provides some lingering dry bitterness. Perfume like and pretty boozy with subtle citrus fruit notes. Slight sweetness but not as much as the nose suggests. Pale malt backbone with bread, biscuit and graham cracker flavor. Lots of sweet booze in the finish. Not harsh but not very refreshing or drinkable either.
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
meh..98 points? no way. Dank hops. Bitter and resinous. Insufficient malt especially for a double. Out of balance. Disappointing. What I get for getting a DIPA on the East Coast (Troegs and Southern Tier excepted).
Darwenus (485) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, average head. Hops in the aroma, of course, and a background tone that was something like salted, buttered corn. I liked the smell. The taste was fairly standard IPA, with big citrus vapor in the nose on the exhale. This is not an IPA I’ll buy again, I’m partial to the dark ones and the rye ones. But I did like this.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light amber with foamy cream head and decent lacing. Smells like sticky sweetness and chloro. Flavor is kind of buttery and sweet- like caramel popcorn- then lightly bitter. (Not sure if maybe it went bad.) Light bitter finish- perhaps a touch peppery.
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy gold with a big froth white top. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet malts and some pine notes. Taste is pine and citrus hop flavours but well balanced with the malts so the bitterness is not overpowering. Nice beer.
indrafool (10) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not what I was expecting from a "double ipa" but still a great beer. An underlying sweetness cut through much of the bitterness that the "86 IBU" label boasts of, but it does so eloquently. Nice lacing and a great finish that I’m still tasting, with citrus pith and walnuts dancing together while subtle pine and floral aromatics wait patiently to cut in. Despite not being quite what is advertised I still highly recommend this brew. Well Done to Long Trail.
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Hazy amber pour with a fizzy frothy white head that left substantial lace. Hoppy apricot aroma. Medium body (but much fuller than most IPAs.) Honeycomb. Cumquot. Sticky meringue. Bright lemon pith. Black pepper bite on the tongue. Big hop flavors, both in citrus and in bitterness, with a gentle sweetness to balance. Lots of character!
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Summer Secret Santa 2012! 040212 2079: The label has a dark color scheme rather than what we see on this website. Moreover, I would have never thought this to be a strong IPA. The aroma has at first, notes of sweat, grain, pine, and citrus. The body has minimal lacing and barely any head -- what head remains is very soapy. Contrary to what the brewery suggests, a more vigorous pour will provide a more sightly appearance. So, the mouthfeel is nice, but not as lively as I want it to be. Overall, where it counts to me, is its taste: It seems that the yeast is the most interesting aspect of this beer, which as an IPA, this is disappointing, but as a beer to enjoy, I enjoy it. I like this beer, but I don’t like this beer as a strong IPA. However, there is a nice and dry, piney finish, but (again, another "but") with a note like of an egg white -- believe it or not, this is an interesting beer that I enjoyed and I’m glad I’ve tried it, but I don’t care to try it again.