Zymurgeist2 (1214) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. Strong pine with moderately low citrus and lemon. Hazy orange-gold with sustained white head of moderate size. Moderate lacing down the glass. Taste is sweet and biscuit malt. Residual sweetness is cloying. Moderate low bitterness. Alcohol is apparent with slight warmth.
gyllenbock (5564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bistro’s DIPA-festival 2015.
Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, hops, light caramel and some weak notes of grass. Bitter and slightly sweet.
slowrunner77 (6649) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"maybe because it’s also maltier and heavier, but this was not noticeably hoppier than white knuckle, an excellent beer in it’s own right. darker, dank hops. aromatic, pungent, and thick. reasonably well balanced for a hoppy monster of a beer. "
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber. Pretty sweet. Hops are pineapple, apricot, fruit, cantaloupe. A big double and definitely a sipper instead of a repeater. Very nice, but a bit sweet for me.
kaser (3697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 3000ML bottle, shared with 5 people. Crazy peach aroma, floral. Orange and cloudy with a ton of head. Thick palate, almost syrupy. Citrux huge taste. Orange peels. grapefruit.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.
Bule (1090) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Very rich hop aroma and taste. Intense hops. Really enjoying it.
thetmaxx (770) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is much more hop forward, it has warmed a bit. Flavor is very bitter. Nice head and lacing. This is good, but not as good as white knuckle, more alcoholic taste comes through.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Man was I excited to try this...White Knuckle’s older brother!!! Sorely disappointed!!! 24 karat/copper pour with a 1/4 inch dense eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, honey, and subtle citrus. Flavor is extremely sweet and cloying. Not sure if this was old or if this is what the brewer intended. Thick and syrupy. Bleh.
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in sample size at the 2011 Bistro DIPA Fest. Pours a deep clear amber color with a lasting, sticky tan head. Aroma is crystal and caramel malts with some grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor is caramel and candied citrus. Bitterness is present but lacking in intensity, and the body is rather syrupy. Doesn’t live up to its younger brother White Knuckle.