zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by murphym45 - I was a little dubious about this one, but it was surprisingly tasty. Amber copper pour, with pillow, fluffy head. Arouma is sweet, maple syrup, piney, grapefruit, sweet caramel body, touch of oxidation. Resinous hops, but wet finish, juicy fruits. Alcohol is well hidden
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours amber, almost ruby, with a very light haze and a medium beige head that laces a bit. Very nice hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and pine, grapefruit, and hints of caramel. Taste is very hoppy but there is enough malt to balance it out. Piny hop bitterness on the finish that lingers. A very solid DIPA, and a great value!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; medium sized head, compact. The aroma is still very nice, fruity; then comes a strong, mellow aroma of brewing cereals; unexpected, but pleasant. Good body strength, caramel flavor, lightly soapy; strong bitterness, still some hop resins, but no fruits. Strong and long final. Solid brew.
Unfortunately, another bottle that I maybe spoiled, keeping it too long (since Oct ’09 till July ’10), waiting to share it...
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. light caramel copper color. medium hop aroma, not getting that typical MA buttery taste/aroma. taste is medium bitterness, kind of light for a DIPA. Balanced but lacking the needed hop BITE, IMO
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe i souldn’t review a couple of DIPA’s in one night, just saying...Nice deep amber pour, little head, but than again, I have been sitting on this for a bit and not quite sure how it ages, thanks Dmangtr for the beer. Overall a fan, i love Dipa’s, but this was just a big boozy ass-kicking to my sobriety, i felt drunker and drunker the more i drank. Big malts, big hops, and finishes with big booze. This may not be the best review but my bad. Good luck, good beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle Ages Double India Pale Ale is a hazy amber ale with a big, fluffy, off white head that has really good retention. It leaves nice sip lines on the glass. It has a green, leafy aroma. It smells like hop pellets. There are notes of hay and orange peel in the nose. It’s pretty full bodied and smooth with a dry finish that leaves the tongue a little chalky. It’s peppery and resiny tasting. The leafy, green bitterness is pretty strong and it lingers a little after the swallow. There’s not really any sweetness here. Yeah, it’s a double IPA and there’s nothing wrong with it but if someone was looking for a double IPA I wouldn’t recommend this immediately.
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is floral, hoppy, fruity. Light on malts, heavy on hops, much of what would be expected from double IPA. Strong in alcohol. Nice after taste. Definitely have this one again.
Nickls (1704) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Hazy orange amber color, with a thinnish white head. Sample didn’t provide too much lacing. Pretty tame hoppy aroma for a DIPA, but with a lot of malt sweetness behind it. Great cedary/piney hop bitterness, but again, a lot of malt to back it up. Pretty good balance for the style. Medium feel, with some slickness. This is actually one of the more drinkable DIPA’s that I’ve had lately.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Central New York Brewfest, Syracuse NY. 06FE10. Cask.
App.: Hazy deep amber, frail off-white rim.
Aroma: So very American – lots of big juicy C-hops, backed my nice crunchy caramalt – marmalade on good German rye bread.
Palate: Medium body, still, slick.
Flav.: Like the nose, the hops are oily and quite piney with fair grapefruit, enough malt for support, slightly peppery; lightly sweet with good bitterness and a somewhat spicy/peppery finish that fades to toffee.
Pretty nice. One of the few cask ales at the Fest.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from a trade on BA - thanks Foster! Medium amber pour with a very creamy one-finger head and some opaqueness. Smell is crisp and dry with a sweet vapor trail. Taste is a bit interesting in that one moment it seems a bit too sweet, and the next a bit too sharp. Not off-putting just a bit odd. Decent IIPA.