TXBadger (1385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this last summer, fresh in Idaho; pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, grapefruit, and spruce on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very hop forward. Finishes very bitter.
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful, stuff. Thanks to Jimthechap for sharing. Light copper , with malty aroma, surprisingly less hoppy or fruity than I expected for a DIPA. The flavour is indeed bitter, with also a noticeable presence of the malty sweetness. Interesting complexity, some grapefruit in it (the nice red ones) and pine needles. The beer is nice and resinous.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aggresively hopped with citric notes of lemon, pine, and salt. Hard to penetrate the bitterness and get a sense of the beers other characteristics.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to believe is was a strong IPA at nearly 9%. I thought this drank very sensibly with a balanced palate. Not terribly hoppy (in a modern sense) but rather a clean cut of grass and herbs. Very linear, clean and refreshing. Maybe I’ve had too may IPAs whilst on holidays but i thought this bordered on sessionable!
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is clean and pinesy with a good golden malt flavor. The hops flavor is minimal, mild and dissipates quickly. A good Double IPA but surprisingly not as hoppy as I expected.
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with light head. Aromas of malt extract and toffee. Flavors are similar with the addition of oranges and grass. Chewy. Late breaking bitterness
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, California
Pours orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of hops, grass, caramely malts, pine and citrus. Taste is smooth, malty and sweetish with some citrus, frassy hops, pine and resin. Finish is sweet, sticky and resinous with lingering bitterness and grassy notes. Okay.
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, maybe with a slightly darker hue, under a thin sticky foamy head. Big earthy hop nose with big grassy and leafy resins. Tastes really balanced with some big leafy hops and earthy blonde malts with some earthy bitterness. A little bitterness and a touch of lemongrass and a quiet malt finish.
Jimthechap (1651) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My grateful thanks to Rose Lu, who brought this beer from the land of its nativity all the way to Christchurch, NZ for me. Little old me. She’s a sweety.
Anyway, this beer looks, smelled and seemed to be just the archetypal double IPA. It looked orange-copper with a persistent cream coloured head that left good lace down the side of the glass. It had classic American hoppiness of spruce resin, redwood bark and herbal hops. Alongside this was gorgeous dessert maltiness. The flavours were similar with a malt driven body. I am surprised at the balance of this beer, the sexy, silky body and the tangy citrus that carries the finish long after the beer has left my mouth. What a treat. Just gorgeous.
Thanks Rose. X
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, subtle haze, orangey yellow with white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and very mild skunk. Dry, citrusy taste of orange and resin. Caramel malt is mostly hidden in the background. Medium body.