rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light golden color with two fingers of frothy-white head. Aroma is sweet caramely citrus. Flavor is very sweet with a little hint of pine and grapefruit bitterness. This is a very good Double IPA that has the best of both the bitter and sweet worlds.
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color out of the bottle with a short lived off white head. Sharp nose of citrus peel and resin. Very well balanced caramel sweetness, coarse bread and lots of red grapefruit, resin and pine hops. Not as strong as some but very drinkable.
ogre71 (180) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a fan of IPA’s but this one is drinkable. Starts out a little bitter but mellows out after a few pulls. Plenty of hoppy flavor slight after taste good head.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to gription. Nose is full of citrus rind, lots of grapefruit. A very clear, light orange color with a medium sized head. Pithy smelling. Taste is immediately bitter with a harsh, rough flavor, very piney hop flavor and keeps finishing with a very rough around the edge bitterness. Hits a peppery not in the throat at the end. Hides the alcohol well at least. Just needs a smoother bitterness.
Brewfoolery (35) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden and clear with a full white foamy head. Nose has high hop aroma with mild floral and spicy notes. Slight sweetness in taste but dry and bitter finish.
CodeMonkey (1) - - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer. As a hop head, this has enough hops to hide the alcohol content, and yet still provides a nice floral finish.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - 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 (10265) - 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 (361) - 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 (3744) - 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 (1849) - 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