41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What appears to be a super fresh bottle directly from the brewery courtesy of my boy C.D. Aroma is an earthy floral hop that goes from alcoholic flower petals to damp morning dew on the earth. Really great smallish carbonation lifts away an astringent bitterness that would otherwise be overwhelming. There is a fruitiness here that is reminiscent of unripened mango in the middle and finishes with a lemon/lime twist of acidic bitterness. Would be great with just a touch of sweetness somewhere. A nice beer, glad I got to try it. Thanks Otto’s. 2011 22oz.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is extremely hoppy. Great hop aroma and the flavor is really distinct. Gotta be in the mood to have it, but it’s worth waiting for the right time.
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, highly hopped double IPA. Appearance/palate thin for a double IPA. Alcohol presence is a bit over-the-top, but it is a double IPA, so what do I expect? There are other IPA competitors out there who can top this for flavor, but if I had it on a deserted island I would not turn away from the Double D (or maybe 2 for balance).
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - APR 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tried the Pale Ale - Great! Then I tried the Double D IPA, overwhelming alcohol and lacking flavor. Missing any malt character and lack of a hop finish. This beer may warm you, but stay with the Pale Ale. Very disappointing.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus, hops, and grapefruit aroma. Taste is the same as the aroma. Has a tangy and bitter taste. Has an orange amber colour. Decent IPA but I’ve had better.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured a hazy orange with a tight white head. Aromas of zesty citrus hops with some light floral backing, sweet malt and light dough. Flavor is initially fairly bitter and hoppy but that almost immediately yields to a very strong sugary sweetness with faint caramel malt background. The back end of the flavor is all citrus and candied fruit with some moderate alcohol warmth.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a double IPA, I wasn’t too thrilled with the seeminly lack of complexity with this one. It had a good hop profile and a nice bitiness too the ABV; however there was a lack of malt backbone that other Doubles exhibit.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tulip glass from bottle.
Pours an amber red color with a fluffy white head. Floral and citrus in the nose, with ruby grapefruit, tangerine, and navel orange on the tongue. Red honey, sweet and tasty in the finish.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Russian River tulip.
AROMA: Bready malt, faint hops and alcohol.
APPEARANCE: Hazy copper color with some off white head the dissipates into a ring round the glass and bit of skim.
TASTE: Sweet malty taste at first, then hop bitterness, finishes with malt and hop balance. This is really balanced!
PALATE: Medium bodied with creamy texture. Average carbonation.
OVERALL: I acquired this as an extra in a trade. Quite a treat! If you like balanced double IPAs, this would be a good one to try.
CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall my favorite offering from this awesome brewery in terms of being a "go to" beer. Of course, it should be drank really fresh, that’s not a problem as I have it on tap about once a week! Fresh bouquet of west-coast hops, kind of cloudy appearance. orange, amarillo, pine. Ahhhh. A little strong, not boozy. Just a great IPA.