PhillyCraft (1957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, copper color with medium white head, notes of booze, heavy malt, almost peat, tons of fire for 8 percent. Flavors of Caramel malts, pine, cherry, and spicy hops. I don’t know if this was old or just boozey. Very oily palate. Kind of like double simcoe but sweeter and more heat.
mikedR (353) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful imperial. Deep copper colored pour with a slightly off-white head. Floral aroma is abundant and inviting. Taste is superb: malty backbone giving way to hoppiness: bitter, but balanced, with pine hop notes and just the right amount of resin for taste and mouthfeel -- no unwelcoming aftertaste, either. The Marin folks are doing it right; recommended!
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anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours an orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney citrus and tropical aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney citrus finish.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A caramelized and resinous fruity/piney big IPA. A typical American Double IPA of superior quality. Very good.
How: Bottle 22oz. consumed very fresh, a week or two after being purchase directly at the brewpub. Tasting session with Montreal friends.
The look: Clear dark golden topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Nose is bursting with fruity resinous hops, some piney notes and some caramel hiding in the back. Taste has a lot of very toasted caramelized malts, bread crust covered by caramel, medium sweetness sensation. Simple but very effective malt backbone. Then comes of the hops, and then some more, citrusy and a bit piney, very resinous, bitterness level is quite high. Supposed to be the same beer has Marin I.P.A. double everything, I don’t doubt that it is the case but I found the White Knuckle to be much more resinous and sticky than its little sister. A superior Double IPA nonetheless but I slightly preferred smaller regular IPA. A very nice IPA shared at beer tasting with other beer enthusiats, before joining ratebeer I thought beer geeks were just as pathetic as Trekkies, but this has all changed since I joined ratebeer and became part of the community, no longer do I think beer geeks are as pathetic as Trekkies, I am now convinced we are.
Atheist_Peace (698) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with tons of tropical fruit and a very yeasty edge to the nose. The rest of my notes are completely indecipherable.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a amber orange with a one finger off white head and some nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, resinous pine, weed, tropical fruits, and some sweet malts. Taste is of juicy citrus, pine, tropical fruits, fresh cut grass, weed, sweet malts, and a little caramel malt. Has a medium-full body with super creamy, oily, chewy mouthfeel and a dry, effervescent, bitter, long, refreshing finish. Overall, a excellent, well balanced DIPA.
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has sediment in it and an orange colour. Yeasty aroma, with a real honey note as well as hops, resin and a hint of apricot. Earthy flavours and a hops, resin with a bitter finish.
timfoolery (882) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Best of the Bay. Aroma and flavor is full hop without the bitterness...Cuties, oranges, and sugared Meyer lemon. Really impressed by this, especially since I've seen bottles about a hundred times. Great beer.
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thetmaxx (662) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is fantastic, floral and fruit hops. Nice head, great lacing, very clear orange colour. Flavour is also delicious. Very hoppy! Finishes thick and oily. Slightly dry. This is a fantastic dipa!
boozedude (967) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into glass, pours brownish orange..thin white head.. Pine taste good hopps, cant point out the aroma, some citrus and cardboard, weird, may be the glass.. love it, aroma doesnt match the taste unless its me, bad ass dbl ipa overall tho!