BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn!
A- Pours a cloudy orange hue, soapy bubbles of white head, mild lacing on the glass
S- Nose is sweet floral hops and spices, bubblegum and cinnamon, pears and apples, subtle sweetness
T- Initial taste is mild citrus hops, sweet caramel malts, apple cider and cinnamon, finishes slick and bitter
M- Medium-bodied, watery-oily texture, no carbonation (cask)
D- Very sweet DIPA, hops are weak and lacking, decent balance but no real complexity, overall a bit disappointing
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml, Appearance: dark ,cloudy amber , light hint of copper , mid light creamy top. Aroma: strong hop like front , muted sweet malts with some finishing alcohol. Touch of grape , fruit sweet plum.6+ Flavor/Palate: mid hop front with bold overpowering hop mid. Bitter hop juice blended into potent alcohol. Strong , intensively hoppy alcoholic boldness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a white head. Big earthy grassy hop character grapefruit bitter and tangy with a nice dry grass flavor amongst the alcohol. A bozzy heavily hopped beer, but a step up from the rest of their ipa s.
craftycarl21 (2116) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a swampy amber with zero head. Aroma heavy on hops, citrus, and a bit of malt. Flavor is extremely heavy on hops, but not as bitter and more thick in the body- characteristic of a DIPA compared to a normal IPA. Really nice palate, sticks to the tongue really nice. The past couple Middle Ages offerings I’ve tasted have shifted my opinion of them for the better. Well done.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours grapefruit amber. With no head. Aroma is pungent hops, sweetness and grapefruit. Flavor is excellent- lots of hard hitting hops. Huge hop character- top notch actually. Palate is thick. Finish is dry with hops.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mediocre label. Cloudy, dark honey-colored pour. The penetrating aroma promises a full load of hops, and there are also scents of honey/malt, lemon, and flowers. This brew is bursting with resiny hop and grapefruit pith flavors that practically disinfect the palate. X is a little surly and unbalanced, but I recommend it to people who like to undergo heavy hop treatment. As for myself, I’ll take a Wailing Wench instread.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Double IPA
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet and fruity malt aroma, peppery spicyness, grapefruit rind,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of spicy hops with a peppery character, sweet crystal malt, lots of citrus, light balancimg bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
tgncc (2612) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a unique but pleasing mix of pine tree and grapefruit. All hops in the nose. The appearance is an attractive red/gold, sound white head, good lacing. The flavor is more piney than citrusy, but very good. There is a definite sweetness from mcaramel malts in there as well. The palate is left with a strong hop burn; nice, enduring finish. Very good for this style. This brewer has yet to disappoint me with anything they put out.
Sephiroth (66) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to meathookjones for the trade. This pours with an inch and a half of head, leaving some nice lace behind on the glass. The nose is of grapefruit, and a significant diacetyl smell.
The diacetyl is less noticed in the taste. Juicy, bitter grapefruits are the flavor of the day, very little malt, but that sweetness that I love in a IIPA is definitely there. The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style, and the drinkability is limited by the acidity. Overall, despite the diacetyl, I like this. I am cutting some slack on the smell score due to the fact that no one in their right mind would want that much diacetyl character in a beer.
Edit: After thinking about it overnight, I have decided not to cut any slack on any part of the score.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2005 02:39:47
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet and hops nose. Flavor is caramel that is balanced with the hops, some bitterness at finish. $4.79 for a 22oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.