LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub (listed as "Batch 501 Double IIPA). Pours a clear dark orange with a white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and crystal malt. Flavor is very sweet with some acetone, citrus, and crystal malt. It is nice that this brewpub is trying to tackle some more interesting styles, but this one needs some work.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. A dark copper colour, white lacings. Aroma of strong pine hops, alcohol and fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, hops and alcohol. Low carbonated. Alcohol is overpowering.
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Olde Peninsula.
Poured a hazy dark copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Pours a transparent amber bronze with a thin tan head. Has a fresh grapefruity hoppy and sweet caramel malty nose. Starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a citrusy bittering hoppy balance toward a slightly warming finish. A pretty decent double IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Grapefruit juice aroma that pretty much hides the malt. Grapefruit flavor. Malt from the middle to the earthy finish. Medium bodied.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy burnt orange, frothy off white head,
sweet tangerine and orange aroma,
rich caramel malt flavor with lots of fruity and citrus hops, nice lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olde Peninsula. Deep murky red-brown body, thin-medium tight light tan head. Intensely winey, berry-like sweet body, boozy, with abundant citric hops in both the nose and flavor. Alcohol is warming but pairs nicely with the candied fruits and caramel. Reminds me a bit of Founders Devil Dancer but sweeter and a bit less rindy. More of a barleywine than a double IPA with the huge malt backbone, but I’m certainly not complaining.