MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramel and hop resins mesh in this portly and sweet example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-Coniferous bitterness isn’t too prominent, surprisingly.
-Mouthfeel is soft and cuddly.
-This goes against the trend style-wise, so kudos to them for thinking outside the box.
-This was too sweet for my personal preference in Double IPAs.
On tap at Vermont Tap House.
blklab2007 (2029) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured an amber color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has pines, mild tropical fruits, resins, and a bit of caramel. Mouth feel is solid and the carbonation good. Flavor has a big pine punch, resins, low side bitterness, a bit of malty sweetness, and a lingering finish.
Handypaul (267) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a beige mostly lasting creamy head that leaves good lacing. aroma of citrus, tropical fruits and spruce. Lightly bitter taste in a light to medium body, average carbo that lingers on the sides of my tongue and a lightly bitter finish of medium duration.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark orange with an off white lacing. The aroma is pungently citrus and bursting with pine notes. The flavor is cuttingly bitter and the palate is crisp. Overall awesome
Slipstream (2096) - USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Threepenny. This has a great aroma that is rich, musky, sweet, & complex. The flavor is also complex but not as impressive with grapefruit dominating, and a little metallic flavor, plus some sweetness in the background. Very good.
Maxbier (444) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Nice fruity caramel malt with pleasant bitter hops, grapefruit, mango, pineapple. Not boozy for a 9% ABV. Great imperial IPA, thanks dlovell2!
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity hop, pine, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice resin and light bitter finish. Good.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy orangish copper with no head. Aroma is thin sweet caramel malt and earthy piney hops. Taste is huge thick syrupy sweet caramel malt with big bitter hops. Pine, citrus, and earthy hop notes on the finish. Lacking the balance, TOO BOOZY, and nuance of best-in-class DIPAs, but there is a lot to like here.
MayorOfSudz (46) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of citrus and apricot hoppy zest. Slightly cloudy golden color. Really nice crisp and sweet beginning that soon rolls over into a bitter grapefruit ending. The bitter ending really gives it a dry and grapefruit rind finale. Nicely done and cloaks the 8.7% well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
malrubius (1902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Golden orange with chill haze lasting head and lotsa lace. Grapefruity spicy aroma. Mild fruity sweetness with toast and nuts and medium assertive very dry orange rind bitterness and super clean finish. Medium body and medium carbo. Very good.