Theydon_Bois (16461) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split on the booze buse during RBWG ’15 - thanks to Craig?, 20/02/15.
Golden orange with a moderate off white cap.
Nose is pissy citrics, skunky hop, caramel malt, bitter orange.
Taste comprises pine needle, mango, straw, tangerine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with licks of hop bitterness.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... RBWG 2015… Pours mostly clear and amber with a small, fleeting, white head. The aroma provides stone fruits and a big-time medley of citrus fruits – tangerine, grapefruit and orange come immediately to mind. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is all about heavy, citrusy, rindy bitterness. There’s a sturdy malt backbone here, but it provides little flavor, just a viscous body – a durable platform for the hops. Lengthy, bitter finish that dries out.
lightbias (442) - USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Purchased at Gracie’s in SLC, the pour Is a hazy amber color, topped with an off-white cap about two fingers deep. The bartender insists that this is the best double IPA ever made. :-)
Sharp heavy pine on the nose, some grapefruit; not terribly juicy but that’s not what I was expecting anyway. I do love dry hopping, but the edge of the hops cuts through, finding their way to the back of my tongue, a slight bitter, light on fullness in flavor.
Mouthfeel is a bit off, as I enjoy a stickier liquid in a DIPA, the carbonation cuts through a semi-creamy brew and leaving a long, fairly comfortable afterward. Good, but not the best one ever made.
snoworsummer (4472) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the brewpub. Pours clear amber copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like smooth, sweet caramel, grapefruit hops, a hint of resin, and orange. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, grapefruit, hop resin, and nutty malt.
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much aroma. Bitter light not the best hop. Malt is present. Thin fading head. Eh. Get the low gravity stuff
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour from bottle at Silver in park city. White sticky head. Grapefruit and bubblegum aroma. Taste is a citrus tropical and sweet perfected. Love it
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s easy to grin, when your ship come in,
And you’ve got the stock market beat,
But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile,
When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, caramel, citrus. Tastes of floral, caramel, citrus, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during RBWG, pours a clear gold with small white head. The aroma is resin hops and herbal. Thin mouth strong resin, light citrus, very good.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours hazy copper with a one finger head. It has a hop led aroma with citrus and resin. The hop forward flavor is citrusy and supported by a solid, sweet malt body. To me it doesn’t stand out for the style, but it’s pretty good. Bottled on 4/23/14 and consumed yesterday and while most of the intervening time was spent in the fridge, I’d still recommend drinking this one sooner. I suspect the hops aren’t as intense as they’d have been a few months back.