Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 9/9/16 (Pike Brewing company-SEA)-42į in shaker-Pours an orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit more citrus and sweetness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and a bit more malt and sweetness than other double IPAíS.
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from tap.
Aroma: light hop.
Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-amber body.
Taste: lightly bitter, citrusy initial flavor and lightly sour, citrusy finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. Not overly bitter.
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark, copper color with a light, lacing head. Strong, hoppy aroma. Some citrus but mostly hops. Smooth taste. Citrusy hops taste. Not much of a dry finish. Decent.
beastiefan2k (3594) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz at brewpub. Clear golden color. Sticky long lasting head with a whole lotta lacing. Lots of fresh slightly lemony and slightly resinous with moderate bitterness. All those aspects are well within reason a hint of tropical flavors. Taste is bright on hops, malts donít get in the way. Clean malt profile but bitter and lemon heavy hops (not to heavy). Decent DIPA with clean hop flavor but Iíd like hops flavors to be better. As the beer warmed up a sweet (maybe light butter) flavor emerged. Was hard to tell.
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub Seattle. Golden amber pour, slight haze, with a white head. Sweet and fruity, resinous hops, caramel, a bit sugary, and moderate bitterness. Not great, but one of their more enjoyable offerings.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"a surprise on tap at the Pike pub. not a letdown, but less focused and not as good or as well balanced as their regular IPA. the body was a little bigger and juicier, and the flavor a little more bitter and sweet. not the best, but not bad at all."
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Cloudy golden color with creamy head. Hop aroma, fruity, but not very strong, with a light animal note. It expresses itself better in the flavor, which is lean, with pale malt, very light sweetness, very fruity and resiny hops, and a hint of fox grapes.
Earlier Rating: 5/2/2014 Total Score: 4
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver
Cloudy light amber color with small head. Sweet caramel aroma, some toffee, mild hop fruitiness, olive oil. Lean mouthfeel, with just a moderate level of sweetness; strong caramel flavor with a toffee accent; powerful bitterness; the hops are very resiny, piney, and also with a strong bitter orange character.
Old school; pleasant because not sticky; among DIPAs, a quaffable one.
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Abundant tropical fruits in the aroma and flavor. Mango, mandarun orange, passion fruit. Almost candy sweet. Well balanced with honey flavor and caramel malts. Superb.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2012 Total Score: 3.5
I find bottles of this highly variable. Some times itís really hoppy and citrusy, sometimes itís all malt, and today itís malty and piney. On itís best days itís a 3.8 and on itís worse itís a 3.3. Fairly cheap, I think a bomber was on sale for $3.69.
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma of dried fruit and hops. Great looking caramel colour with a lasting white well laced head. Complex taste of fruit, floral and citrus. A creamy feel with and a pleasant fruity finish,
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap The Red Hot - Tacoma. This was one tasty beer. Super Hoppy and great flavors. I was impressed with the flavors and finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2011 Total Score: 3.7
22oz Bomber - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Great beer. Huge hops aroma and flavor. Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt backing with fruit and floral hops. This was a great 2xIPA.