hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Not sure if this is the same as he had it as the ’Double Trouble Pilsner’, but I’ll use this as a place holder just in case. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some grassiness, floral, and toasty. Tastes of the same floral and toastiness with some caramel and citrus in the end.
raphael (806) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at belmont station. Soft hop/malt/aluminum aroma. Dark amber w/ steady, off-white head. odd feel int he mouth, unsettled, as is the flavor--caramel, parmesan, distant hops, alcohol. harsh hop finish. Disappointing
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Belmont Station. Dark tawny brown colored body with a soft and thick tan head. Sweet and chewy sugared cherry nose with heavy notes of sweet caramel malt and maraschino cherries. Rich, tangy, peppery black cherry hops greet the tongue, and the light toast and sweet caramel in the back combined with a well-rounded fullness and frothyness is quite enjoyable. More like those imperial red ales than a double IPA.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours an amber body with a creamy off white head. Light bready malty body with a a light hoppy citrus character with a light pine and grapefruit with a spicy hop finish. Good brew.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Nice hazy red copper colour, but poured with a small head. Delicious raisins and caramel aromas, followed by more bitter dry nuttiness as well as fruit in the mouth. Solid trouble.
boFNjackson (3904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Green Dragon... Poured deep, clear amber with a beige head. Aroma was faint with floral hops. Dry palate, strong hops but very mellow for a double. Also some smoothing malt for balance. Finished with a sticky residue in my mouth.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ BTAH VSK, ’05 vintage. Pours a cloudy orange-amber, light, with a pillowy off-white head.Nose is an almost candy caramel malt sweetness, citrus - like a bowl of candied pineapple. Taste is a big, sweet malt body, lots of very rich caramel, underpinning a nice, hoppy citrus hop note throughout. Dry, light bitterness, and just a hint of astringency. Medium body, crisp but light carbonation.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small creamy off-white foam. Resinous and grapefruity hop aroma with touches of mango, orange-peels and pine-needles. medium to full-bodied with notes of pine-needles, grapefruit, raspberries, mango and grass. Long bitter finish of resin, grass and grapefruit with perfumy undertones of apricots.
omhper (18353) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy reddish amber, small creamy head. Grapefruity nose where resin already comes through. Sweet with bold straightforward mouthfeel and solid body. The bitterness strikes hard and early, and reaches punishing levels. Meanwhile there’s notes of mango and cookies. A typical American macho beer with punk attitude.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 17 June 2008) Amber colour, hazy, with beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with dried fruit, resin, grapefruit and orange peel. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, dried apricots, resin, pine needles and toffee. Well balanced bitterness, fairly sweet, chewy mouthfeel. Nice one.