BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Southampton restaurant. This is by far the best thing I have tasted from Opa Opa. A Double IPA on par with the greats. The high ABV is very hard to detect until you feel it as there is very little alcohol burn or taste of a typical high ABV brew.
RedCloud (121) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden apricot, with a slight fog, and 2 fingers of cornsilk head which leaves a soapy lacing. Smell is nutty, with super sweet caramel malts, red fruits, scotch and zesty bread dough notes. Taste starts very sweet, with chewy caramel malts, then segues into Portuguese sweetbread and pine nuts, before taking on an earthy hop finish of Thai basil. Mouth is very chewy, with the lingering bitterness. Medium-to-full body.
bbbeer (411) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with medium small off white head. Aroma citrus hops and grainy malts. Full body. Some alcohol. Flavor strong citrus hops at first, then bread-like malts, on the sweet side really although plenty of hop bitterness as well. Huge flavors. Not entirely harmonious. Good though.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours dirty brown/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy hops, some caramel and light malts, and bread. Flavor about the same. Average to smooth texture. A decent beer, but I wish I had a fresher bottle to drink.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich apricot color. Cloudy, huge off-white head. Earthen garden aroma. Stalky, complete hop pleasure. Thereís really nothing else to say about this beer other than if itís on tap at the establishment youíre patronizing and youíre not drinking it, youíre making a mistake.
Travlr (7989) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cambridge Commons. Bright golden color, thick white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, lemon drops. Taste has tons of citrus, moderate bitterness, very dry. Good stuff.
dnstone (1985) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral hop aroma. Gold in color with white head. Smooth and hoppy! Intense citrus hop, warming going down. Excellent IPA!
fata2683 (2165) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub, pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is strong pine and herbal hops. Flavor is rich pale malts, very dry and grassy with a nice clean and dry pine hop finish.
luttonm (1630) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Horseshoe Pub in MA. Simply labeled as Opa Opa Double ipa. I donít remember it being so strong as listed here. Deep amber pour with a malty fresh nose. Thick hops, very east coast palate. Rich and boisterous but not ultimately among the great dipas.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive head right out of the growler. Leaves excellent spider-web lace. Orange-amber and slightly cloudy.
Surprisingly mild hop aroma, but it is very attractive--a nice cross between floral and bitter.
The alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Good hop bite as one would expect. Creamy body with a decent carbonation. This is really a very easy DIPA to drink--quite deceptive based on the decent balance.