Advocate_Ames (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a sticky and fluffy foam head. The aroma is hop dominated with a soft sweet malty backbone. I picked up on grapefruit, grassy floral, and subtle spicy hop aromas. The flavor begins with a moderate level of bitterness, countered by the taste of pale and biscuit malts, light citrus, and finally sugar. As for the finish it is pleasantly bitter even though it lingers. The sugary malt flavor weakens the intensity of the bitterness somewhat. Overall I bought this on a whim and I ended up enjoying this very much. It is a pleasure to have a very drinkable Dbl IPA.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours bright amber with a slight haze and thick, frothy off-white head; good lacing. Aroma is spicy and grassy hops, biscuit and cereal malts, lemon zest, and light toast. Flavor is sharp hop bitterness forward with supporting dry pale malts, light citrus esters, and light spice; dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty okay IPA. Lots of floral aroma and some pine. Resin and citrus bitterness but tempered with some brown sugar.
snoworsummer (3031) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Pours clear amber brown with a frothy white head and lots of lacing. Tastes hops, nuts, bitter and malty. medium body and carbonation. Smells like orange citrus and pine hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a large, foamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and perfume hops with melon fruity esters and cracker/honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting crisp malt, light fruity notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color. What a great smell this beer has! Delicious hops and grass and pine and hops! Love it. This is what an double IPA should smell like. Mmmm. Taste is pretty good too! Not as balanced as it could be. Still like this beer a lot. Pleasantly surprised by Pub dog. Perhaps I will go get one of their delicious pizzas to celebrate!
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit,earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest and light pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish. With a name like this how about some more HOPS please!
Ed5388 (2491) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear bronze color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of faint pine and citrus hops, and some fruitiness. Taste is sweet and fruity up front, followed by caramel malt, and finishes with lots of pine and citrus.
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, lasting off white head, good retention and lacing.Murky, gold colored brew. Nose is flowery, spicy, some grapefruit and honey suckle. medium bodied, nice carbonation, lil oily and resiny. Gentle pine and citrus flavors over a nice pale malt bottom, tame but tasty. Light citrus and tropical notes lead to a tame, dry finish with a mild bitterness. Nicely quaffable at 8.5% ABV and $5.99 a bomber. Bottle from vlamis liquors.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-29-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter golden color with a two finger head of a foamy white color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a mix of big sweet tropical fruits and hops. The fruity aromas create the bulk of the smell with them containing lots of tangerine, mango, pineapple and some aromas of orange. Along with these smells comes a lighter doughy smell as well as lots of hops, with these hop aromas being heaviest of a grapefruit smell but containing hints of a pine and herbal smell as well. Overall the aroma is big and delicious in nature.
Taste – While the taste begins less sweet then the nose would have suggested but does have a decent level of sweetness of a tropical fruit nature. The sweeter flavors are strongest of a tangerine and pineapple nature with these accompanied by a bit of orange. Some doughy flavors are present upfront, along with a moderate level of hoppiness. At the start a pine taste is the bulk hop flavor with just a bit of a grapefruit hop present. While the pine flavor remains relatively constant throughout the taste, the grapefruit gets quite a bit more potent as the flavor moves to the end. Along with the increase in the grapefruit, the sweeter flavors dwindle a bit and the doughy flavor transitions to a slightly drier more cracker like taste. With the intensification of the grapefruit and the advent of a little bit of an herbal and slight alcohol flavor, one is left with a rather pleasant, lightly tropical fruit sweetened and rather grapefruity hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower side for a IPA of 8 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, the overall feel is fairly decent as it keeps it easier drinking and more crisp all while having a low enough carbonation and just thick enough body to allow the hop flavors to shine through.
Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a decent balance of hop and sweet without either really overpowering the flavor profile. While nothing super outstanding, it is certainly well worth a try.