carboloader (639) - 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 (1769) - 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 (14753) - 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 (428) - 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 (710) - 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 (2600) - 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 (1963) - Sonora, 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a deep copper thinning white head. Aroma is toast, biscuit, some sharp caramel slight cheese, then grassy somewhat off-fresh hops, slight citrus, moldy pine sap, and sharp caramel malt. Flavor is tea-like, slight astringent mix of hops and malts, grass, herbs, and some citrus. Meh.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bistro’s IIPA fest in Hayward, CA. deeper copper color. Sweet malt dominated aroma. almost off smelling. Fruity, sweet malts upfront with underwhelming but present bitterness. Preferred the white knuckle
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light pine and l;ight tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, tangerine and light pine with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.