jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ RBSG-pours a white head and hazy straw/yellow color. Aroma is pine, slightly sweet light malt. Taste is spice/pine hops, slightly sweet light malt, some pepper.
pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Devon Brewhouse. Pours copper with foamy white head. Citrus, pine, earth, caramel, tobacco. Highly bitter, moderately sweet. Medium/full bodied, crisp, and a bit of an acidic burn. Very nice brew.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, light pine, and dank with a dry, bitter finish
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A refreshing and uber-fruity pale Double IPA. Very good.
How: Tap at brewpub. One of the RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: The fruity hoppy nose is mostly tropical fruits of all kinds. Taste has a plenty of fresh pale malts followed by a whole lot of fruity hops that had flavors of lemons, pineapples, grapefruits. There was a bit sweetness but I didn’t have a honey or caramel sensation, the sweetness tasted like pure fruits sweetness as if the beer was made with real fruits. Bitterness level was medium. This is not an intense hop bomb, this Double IPA focuses on drinkability and being refreshing. Surprisingly after years of making excellent beers this is McKenzie’s first Double IPA, it appears that McKenzie finally jumped in the Double IPA bandwagon with the Bandwagon Double IPA.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, RBSG bus tour. White head, cloudy light-amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, spicy, straw. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, straw, some spicy. Medium body, light acidity.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft during the RBSG 2011 bus tour. Ugly pour of an orange/brown body with a small bubbly white head and some large clinging bubbles. Aroma of citrus, oranges rind and hops. Medium to fuller boided with rather strong carbonation. Flavor of citrus rind and dry grass. Straight from the rating book "I likey-good stuff".
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at McKenzie, the third stop on our RBSG bus trip. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big citrus, toast on the nose. Medium bodied, toasty with nice malt. Nice earthiness, toast and sweet and fully of hops. Long earth and big grapefruit on the finish.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a cloudy orange color with an of white headd. Aroma was lots of citrus hop notes with some sweeter malt behind it. Flavor was a bit bland compared to the aroma, seemingly mainly cascade/centennial hops and sticky sweet malt and a bit watery at the same time.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
trans gold, thin white head. Light egg, citrus nose, light soap. Bit orange and piney, light honey sweetness, bit of biscuity malt in finish
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Nice resiny hops profile with caramel malt. Sweet caramel with a hard resiny/citrus bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.