DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft taster. I did not want a second strong beer before hitting the road, and although the sign for this beer said "No Samples," the server did shoot a tiny sample into a glass (for which I tipped in a dollar). This is not a knee-breaking DIPA by any means. But there is a stinging bitterness in the first sip and a suggestion of those Pacific Northwest hops. The hops are held back by a malty backbone. plus a taste of yeast, presuming this beer is unfiltered at premises.
djd07 (3877) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small frothy off white head. The aroma is pine and citrus. Similar flavor with weird soap flavor.
Jow (2262) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle while watching super long Swedish film. This is not very good beer. Pours murky brown with nose of malt and molasses. Tastes of amaretto, malt, caramel, dirt, and molasses. Sweet and bitter and messy.,
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Citrus, hoppy, piney.
A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, frothy head.
T- Medium bitterness, subtle citrus, hoppy.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish.
O- Lacks a ton of flavor and a little thin but not horrible. The citrus aroma is much stronger than the citrus taste. Average.
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 I have to say that my bottle of Hop Squared seemed particularly fresh, which made it quite enjoyable. However, the information I’ve read on this beer makes me question this brewery’s consistency. Based on my own sample, I found this beer to be pleasantly juicy, heady, and sticky. Taste was good but a little weak on the hop side. In my opinion, I think this beer would have a lot of potential if the brewery makes it a little bolder and works out their kinks.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a great double ipa. Just not enough hops. Its a decent drink if you dont expect too much. Citrus and solid malt
drowland (6148) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013, thanks to pepsican, I believe. Murky amber orange pour, small khaki. Earthy, dirty, soapy, malty aroma and flavor. Not good. Thanks, pepsi. Thanks so much.
boozedude (1975) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into glass.. nicr strong pleasant aroma..taste is very smooth and essy drinking..
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-amber. A-pineapple/resin, sweet med malt-caramel. T-pineapple/resin hops, sweet med malt-caramel.
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy brown with pretty good head, great lacing, and lots of floating sediment. Aroma is sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, a touch of roast and not much hops. Taste is similar to the aroma. There certainly are hops present, but they take a back seat, which is unexpected for a DIPA. This feels like more of a mild barleywine, and independent of a style label this is not a bad beer at all. Its overall rating is poor because it’s not a good DIPA. However, it’s a decent barleywine! A little dry in the finish, but not bad.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Pepsiedcan and IOWA. Pours a hazy amber with little to no head. Aromas of caramel, rat poison. Taste is similar - bitter cyanide pills followed by a whole lotta guano. Whoa! There’s some sugar in there too. I’m pretty impressed by how bad this offering is. I’d rather be shot gunning malt liquor. In fact, there’s a whole lotta other things I’d rather be doing right now. I would count manual labor as one of them. Scroll past this garbage juice at all costs. I’m not sure if I can finish the glass...