CampesinoTino (794) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a solid dark yellowish golden color with ample foamy white head. Aroma is mostly hops oil, grapefruit, caramel and pine. The taste begins with a shot of resinous earthy hops, candied citrus and dried tropical fruit followed by a bit of brown sugar, toasted malt, alcohol and hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with adequate carbonation while the finish is more resiny hops and malt sweetness with a slight alcohol kick. Overall, a quality DIPA with lots of aggressive hops, sweet ctirus and caramel malt flavors to chew on.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Jolly Roger... Poured clear, golden orange with a white head. Vibrant hop flavors. Resinous with black pepper spice. Chalky, citrus, fruity finish.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow with creamy white head. Nose of orange, pineapple, and bubblegum. Nice carbonation, more bubblegum, and candy sweetness in taste. Balanced out by serious resinous hop presence. Something murky lurks in the background. Could be the glass or the tap lines...this place is pretty dingy. Pretty good. Better than the rating suggests. Glad I tried it.
Aubrey (3480) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Clear and brightly golden with a nice and foamy head. Smooth, drinkable texture. Malty backbone (bready, nutty, toasty). Herbal, earthy, grassy and fruity (apples, pears). Mild-to-moderate bitterness. It doesn’t seem to have a ton of complexity, but it’s a solid beer.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Bottleworks. Transparent copper-colored appearance. The head is slightly fluffy, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. This has a nice, fresh pine hop aroma. It’s quite pungent, but it just doesn’t reach that peak that so many other great Double IPAs have achieved. Damn, I should have caught this beer when it was more fresh. It has a nice citrus touch at the end, but it’s mainly malty. It has a nice resinous texture, but that doesn’t save it, taste-wise. Damn, I can imagine if I had this fresh it would be bursting with hoppy goodness. Now, not so much.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RiversideAK, Thanks Alex! Pours a clear deep gold with a creamy off white head that left some great lacing. Nose was full of citrus hops along with some biscuity malts. Almost creamy on the palate with a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, courtesy of Summer Secret Santa 2010, pours a clear orange red with a small bubbly white head. Not much in the nose, some malts. Taste is thickly malty with a quickly bitter finish. Not a remarkable beer, but a solid beer. Thanks Santa!
rosenbergh (7642) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Draught at Buckley’s in Belltown, Seattle, WA, USA.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head.
Fruity slightly soda-like sweet hoppy aroma with some caramel.
A bit stale bitter hoppy flavour. Bitterness stays quite long.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3066-20100701] Tap. Grainy mild grassy hops aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head and some light lacing. Bitter grassy earth hops flavour has a mild citrus and long bitter grassy aftertaste. Medium body is bitter. Interesting to try, could be sessionable.
(@ Taphouse, Seattle, WA)
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6-pack from Fremont PCC. I’m a sucker for limited release beers so this one caught my when I it looked like I had already tried everything on the shelf. Smells like a corny lager but tastes like hoppy heaven. Pours a golden color and imparts the kind of citrus bitterness that hangs in the back of my throat. Too bad this is limited because I would drink this all the time.