BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2013
Misc.: Someone else bought the beer for me
Poured a reddish copper color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Good lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, slight butter, pine and lime.
Tasted butter, lemon, earthy grass hops, floral hops, citrus hops and grapefruit.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
This was a really good Double IPA. Iíd certainly have it again.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ported from BA.
A thick red color, kind of like a clear brick. orange/brown around the edges. About 1 1/2 fingers of head, but I have small hands. It faded fairly quickly.
Citrusy, right off the bat. Itís pretty clear that this is a Citra DIPA. Not much malt aroma to speak of. This is all about hops and grapefruit.
Citra hops come through right away, and are amazing. They do eventually fade and you get a hint of malt sweetness mixing in with a bit of pine flavor. In the end, a very balanced bitterness that doesnít last very long.
Full-bodied. Somewhat oily and holds a medium-carbonation.
High. Itís high in alcohol (the current batch is actually 9.5%) but the alcohol flavor doesnít invade too much. Since the bitterness tastes so appropriate and doesnít last, it would be a good intro for someone just trying IPAs or DIPAs. In a word: Delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with an average, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, peach, and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and pineapple. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft at the brewpub on 2/12/10). Cloudy reddish copper color. Small off white head. Aroma of moderate citrus and light pine. Flavor of the same with moderate sweetness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.