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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4174) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
(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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2008
Tap at Blind TIger. Beautiful amber-orange colour with a thick creamy sticky head. Aroma is very much like fresh cereal, sweet cookie dough/biscuity malts with notes of wildflower honey. Aroma is also lightly floral and fruity. Some orange peel, grapefruit and more sweet honey. Very low on cohumulones giving it an extremely soft but lingering bitterness. Quite fruity, but not the usual C-hop combination. There is a fairly berryish sweetness and a light herbal quality as well. Seems barleywinish in the way that the sweet cookie dough malts seem to dominate the hops. An unusual take on the IIPA style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Draft @ the AZ Strong Beer Fest - First beer of the fest and a pretty good one. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Nice hop flavor up front with some lightly toasted malt for balance. Medium body. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Sample at strong beer fest Mesa, AZ. Good citrus aromas and flavor. Cooper body with off white head good brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Everything about this beer is just a tad above average. ...And I mean just a hair. Sampled this at the AZ Strong Beer Festival; head disappearing almost immediately above a sunset body. The aroma isn’t overpowering pine, the flavor isn’t aggressive grapefruit/citrus, and nothing sticks to the palate. This "Trouble" is definitely far from "Double".

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
[910-20071205] Tap @ Redlight Redlight (Orlando, FL). Mainly raspy orange peel hops aroma has some lemon. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Super grapefruit citrus grass hops flavour has something like a little bit of Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo. Medium body is very bitter. Fair hoppy beer.


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