roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper orange with small quickly dissapating whitish head. Aroma sweet syrupy oranges with green grapes and grapefruit and tad bit of black cherry - slight medicine smell. Heavy mouthfeel. Flavor sweet rummy candy up front, bit of piney bitterness with dry medicinl finish. Overall, decent but a bit out of balance.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-pours bright orange with a very small fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. pretty lightly carbonated. nose is kind of off to me-lite hops, sugar, fussel alcohol, lite resin. nothing i really like in a IIPA. almost smells like a lite barleywine. flavors of fussel alcohol, resin, sugar cookie, lite pine and resin, but mostly on the finish. there is really no hop profile that sets thing thing off. A high ABV IIPA with no real identity. really hot finish of alcohol and pine. i feel like im breathing fire! palate seems to be thin, which may cause the issue of too much beer, not enough flavor or identity. Need ALOT of work to compete with the awesome IIPA’s just up the road.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from JohnCoctsin. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear light amber color with a single-finger white head that leaves some nice spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries plenty of bready malt and some light caramel. Hops? Nope. The flavor is bread and some very light caramel and sweetness. Bread crust is the most apt description. Hops? Nope. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Bitterness? Nope. Three strikes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-17-2011
SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Baron’s. No head. Lovely colour. A strong IPA. Very dry. I will sip this the rest of the evening until I pass out.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first brew from Mission! It’s always nice to discover a new brewery and try em out. I sampled a pint of this lovely 2IPA on draft over at Union Jack’s. The beer poured an amber color with a thick, rich and bubbly off-white head. The head left a nice amount of lacing around the glass, as well. The aroma was very inviting, with rich notes of caramel malt, bread, floral hops, cream and earth. The flavors were really intense, with a dry and spicy hop character, but balanced very nicely with lots of bready malts. I even got a little hint of cream and/or vanilla in the flavors. The finish was dry and spicy as well. Definitely a 2IPA worth looking out for!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh this beer poured a bright golden color with a huge creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was sweet grapefruit, lemon and a bit of pine. Nice nose but a bit faint. The flavor was sweet grapefruit, pineapple, pine and caramel. The finish was long with lingering pineapple and grapefruit. Full bodied. Excellent.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent double IPA on tap at the Brillobox. Golden color, clear with modest head and full of aromatic hops as described.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of Snojerk321. Poured into a tulip. Pours a clear amber with thin off-white head. Big resinous pine is the first thing that hits your nose. As it warms, you get sweet candied pineapple and caramel malt, but hops are the dominant aroma...big citrus and pine. Taste is moderately sweet and highly bitter. Just the way I like IPA’s and DIPA’s - very hop forward. Mouthfeel is crisp, not too thick or thin - medium bodied with medium carbonation. This is a really good Double IPA...big, hoppy, and bold. Yum.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, florals, and pine. Flavor of pine, caramel malt, grapefruit, and mango with a dry, bitter finish.
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber pour with quickly disappearing off-wihte head. nose is minimal
light bodied. dominant tastes are toasted malt and earthy hops. viscous bitter finish possibly a bit soapy. not what i’m looking for in an DIPA