bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Bottle thanks to csteele2144. Had a bit of age on it (B283), but I knew that going in. Pours hazy orange amber, small off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, grapefruit, pine, dankness, caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, dank. Somewhat hard on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty hot. Need a fresher one at some point. Rerate from B323, much fresher. Aroma has a buttery note to it that I typically find from citra hops. Very dank, tropical and flavorful. Lacking that bitter harness on the finish that the previous sample had, and not so hot either. There is some ABV burn, but it is fairly muted. Better, still not awesome.
MadIndian (2365) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Very well blended brew. Nice bold notes of mango, floral hop, big time Citra and caramel malt. Citra has become one of my favs.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy melon/grapefruit, minimal white head
Smell big grapefruit hoppy
Taste bitter floral, bit sweet, rotten fruit, nice solid hoppiness
jcnielsen (2043) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to dalzale for sharing. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, onion flavors.
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, orange peel, hints of grapefruit, slight grass, pine, hints of earth, slight grain. Taste is a mix of nice orange, pine, grass, hints of pine, pineapple, slight earth, finsihing bitter, dry, slightly tropical fruit forward. finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.
DalzAle (1975) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to dtjager! Slightly hazy dark yellow pour, some lacing and an aroma of strong orangey hops. Flavor is also bitter citrus rinds, hops and orange bitters.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours orange with minimal head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is similar with lots of happiness. Very good
Bacterial (1505) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Greg @ Armin’s - thanks!! Huge citrus nose and again in the taste. Quite good. Bright hoppy and citrusy.
jbrana (427) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite outstanding beer full of tropical fruit flavors and some slight earthiness / grassiness from the hops. Has a really sweet malt base that doesn’t interfere with the hops, but more or less just helps them stand out. Very good.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glad to have finally tried this. Pours a dark orange color with a two finger off white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation. Smells of tons of juicy hops. An onslaught of mango, as well as pineapple, guava, papaya, grapefruit, orange, and a candied sweetness. A slight dank quality to it. As it warms, a butterscotch note comes out from the malt. If there was an air freshener that smelled like this, I would buy it on the spot…smells amazing. Taste is just as good. Starts with lots of mango, papaya, and grapefruit, but also has a nice sweetness and butterscotch flavor to accompany it. The finish is wonderful. Tropical and citrus fruits galore. Papaya, guava, mango, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit rind, a slight herbal (almost piney) note, a "cat piss" quality, along with a candied sweetness that gives the fruits a juicy quality to them. Slightly dry on the finish. A slight abrasiveness to it, but with the sweetness it is not overbearing at all. High medium body with a creamy, yet oily mouthfeel. The nice, sweet malt balance, along with the amazingly complex and juicy hop profile make this double ipa stand out. If you are a citra hop fan, seek this out. There aren’t many dipas that capture the complexity and deliciousness of the citra hop quite like this one. This is another exceptional double ipa from Pipeworks.