RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an light amber orange with NO head at all. doesn’t look very appealing. Really nice floral hop aroma takes your nose by surprise. It is very much the smell of a good DIPA Tastes a little bland for an IPA. Every more bland for a DIPA. I don’t get this even being called a Double anything. This ought to be called a pale ale. It feels pretty good on the mouth with a light coating that makes you go back for more. But alas, there’s no extra hop flavor. Very drinkable but I wouldn’t want to.
Em (102) - USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of orange in color. Cream head. Very hoppy tasting and I can also taste a lot of the caramel notes. A pretty good beer.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper with off white head. Smells of sweet pine, grapefruit, and other citrus. Crisp finish.
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours mild orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and expiring fruit. No lacing in the tulip. The hoppy nature of this double is masked by a cidery taste with a rounded aftertaste. Interesting, but not your usual double IPA. I would sample again.
ChrisFields (85) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a nice two fingered head. A lot of sediment in this one, a positive sign in my eyes. Aroma is malty for the style with obvious grapefruit and spicy overtone. Flavor has a nice yeasty malt bill up front and rolls over into a tangy citrus rind bitterness. There is a slight metallic aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, it goes down fairly smooth. Overall, a solidly made DIPA. I would definitely try again.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
definitely a cascade hopped brew, you can smell and taste the grapefruit. decent and yummy.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz to tulip glass. Nose suggests an English style IPA with some syrupy sweet notes and the slightest hint of booze. Pours a rich, orange/amber with a 1/2 finger frothy head which dissipates and slides slowly down the glass, leaving some lacing behind. Not only is Steelhead cloudy, but there’s a significant amount of visible sediment swirling around. Palate shot is decent, b ut not as much bite as I expected from a DIPA. Taste is very pleasant and does lean toward the English but not as sweet and syrupy as say, DFH 90 Min. Gets slightly nutty as it warms. Does a great job with the 8.6% ABV and has just enough malt to bring some balance. I’d definitely drink this again.
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle to tulip. Hazy copper pour with hardly any head. Not like most DIPA’S I’ve tasted. Malty, Bready flavor with a bitter aftertaste.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours rocky creamy large off white head with excellent lacing. Body hue is a hazy amber. Hop aroma of heavy flowers, citrus, lemon (reminds me of bathroom sprays), and cheesy. The smell of apple, pear and heavy alcohol also present. Was not impressed with the flavor of this beer. Simi-sweet initial flavor followed by unpleasantness that finishes chalky and bitter. Maybe taste buds were messed up by previous IPA?
solsticebrew (61) - USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in tulip glass, Honolulu. Pours golden and hazy with white head that dissipates quickly. Pine and Citrus aroma. This beer is great. Good balance and I will drink much more