Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a golden body with a white head. Decent floral hoppiness, notes of citrus, and grapefruit. A mild malty body feels like to much malt for this DIPA, sure it has balance but i want big hops. A mild pine note and a medium warming. Wish it was hopped up a bit more.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz - Murky orange with yeast/hop nose. Nice flavor, bitter finish & lingering aftertaste. Good but forgettable in this overpopulated style.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into a Matilda glass. Thanks to Spycow for this one...Pours a murky orange/copper, dull and uninspiring. There is a white head, provides some decent lacing...The aroma is floral with citrus notes, oranges mostly. A little soapy but the alcohol is hidden...The taste is a big let down, not sure if its old or just not that good of a dipa. Soapy, floral hops, bitter, not as much of the citrus comes through. Pretty boring, wasn’t inspired to drink this.
A decent beer but with so many dipa options I wouldn’t have this again. Would try it on tap to see if its better fresh.
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a cloudy dark orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Aroma of citrus and other sweet fruits as well as hops. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character underscored by caramel malt. The finish is hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange, white head. Citrus hop aroma, clean hop taste, slight hop back. Decently balanced.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a shaker. Slightly hazy burnt orange with a short off-white head and good resiny lacing. Medium-light aromatics of resin and grass. Also some Cap’t Crunch oat malt meal. Bitter flavor. Medium-full body, creamy texture, and a nice bitter finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of those baalanced IPA’s ,aroma is hoppy,tangy citusy but with plenty of caramel intermixed, zingy almost spicey hopping with balancing malt backing in taste,very clean texture,very drinkable,seems milder and lighter then a double,alcohol doesnt seem like 9 either, very enjoyable
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from BevMo, at home 10Mar11. Pours hazy orange with lots of yeast floaties and a medium white head that laces well the length of the glass. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit and earthen hops. Flavor is rich orange and toast with a strong pine finish that is balanced nicely. Yum!
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
08-Mar-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 03-Mar-11 for $4.99 at BevMo in Solana Beach, CA)
This beer pours a very hazy, bright orange body with a full inch of off-white head that settles slowly to a quarter-inch cap. The nose is less of a hop bomb than you might expect from an Imperial IPA, offering an even balance of earthy and piney hops and grainy and cerealy malts, but as the beer warms, orange citrus and caramel emerge as background aromas. To some extent, this balance is echoed on the palate, where the piney and orange-citrusy hops offer medium-plus bitterness, but the medium-sweet, cereal malts are maybe even more prominent than the hops, so those wanting their double IPAs to have a very solid malt base should be well satisfied here. As the beer warms, the emphasis gradually shifts, picking up more and more of the citrus and caramel flavors, so the beer tends to seem sweeter and sweeter. Medium-full bodied with medium-plus carbonation, but despite the growing sweetness, the beer still has a drying effect on the palate. As I drain the glass, a moth-eaten curtain of lace remains on the glass. On the flip side, though, as the beer warms, the beer’s haziness dissipates to some extent, exposing the flurry of coagulated clumps that are suspended in the beer. Fine particles is one thing, but this is like chunky flakes and it’s not attractive. Overall, though, this is a solid Imperial IPA, one that is clearly designed for people who like ’em malty as well as hoppy.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/ light amber with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast, alcohol and hops. The taste is very similar to the aroma however with the addition of a more bitter note. I didn’t enjoy this beer. The yeast played too prominent of a role for my taste in a double IPA.