ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Down Beach Liquors, 8/24/09, bottle was 8.5% ABV
**Just added the Commercial Description, it was funny, and so I thought it needed to be on this site.
Aroma: Fairly muted, not much hops here unfortunately, some citrus, light, but not bad
Appearance: Hazy orange-brown color, about an inch of lasting off-white head, quite a bit of lacing on the glass as well
Flavor: Flavor is mostly bitter hops with some slightly off citrus flavors that just donít work quite right
Palate: Nice medium-full body, creamy and solid mouthfeel, just a touch of alcohol burn
With as many good ones as there are out there (every brewery is making hop bombs these days), if your trying to make a IIPA, youíve got to do better then this...
I really felt that this beer was just a bit lacking, from the subdued nose to the flavor that was decent, but just a bit off, this beer just doesnít quite hit the mark. Even from a style I love, and a great looking beer, with a nice body and mouthfeel, it just wasnít everything it could have been. Have to admit, it grew on me just a touch as I drank it (probably had the taste at a 5 after half the beer), so maybe it would grown on me more if I have it again? Solid and drinkable, but not a top notch DIPA.
KennyGalanif (30) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy deep orange color with a decent amount of head that dissipates quickly. To be expected from 8.5% ABV. Aroma smells of roasted fruits. And alcohol. Orange and tangerine. I also get a lot of sweetness from the malts. Taste up front I get a sweet malt character, and a great resiny hop flavor. Again, I get a strong roasted fruit like burn from the alcohol, they didn't hide it very well in this beer. Overall, it's a good DIPA. But I've had much better.
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Darker pour. Beer fuckin sucks, tastes like rotting vegetables, smells like maple syrup. Messed up,
icehawk (617) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, dark amber with decent lacing head. Floral aroma with hint of citrus and malts. Based on the aroma was expecting a bit of a malt bomb, but is actually quite balanced. Nice floral and subtle citrus notes. Slick mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish. Big, full mouthfeel.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky caramel colored beer with a short lived off khaki head. Nose of alcohol, hop resin and some fruit. This is a big, chewy hop beer with lots of resin, some candied grapefruit rind, some pine, alcohol and caramel sweetness. A little rough with the alcohol.
jdb288 (154) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Expecting more but the hop was a little less prominent than expected. Slightly low ABV for a double in my opinion. A little more mellow than I wanted. Comparable to a ST IPA.
BillWyce (621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Light aroma of citrus mixed with some musty, bready yeast. Full body, mildly thick with a dry, earthy finish and a light astringency. Resiny hops flavor with some stone fruit, Earthy yeast and notes of citrus in the finish.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to Ed5388. Malty and hoppy. The overall taste, though, strikes me as a bit of light caramel and biscuit. Slight sweetness mixed with bitter. A bit unique.
pdiroquois (10) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good beer. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Very pleasant beer worth sipping.
JFGrind (1780) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight forward hop-centric 2XIPA, citrus, medium bitterness and sweet malts. Complex? Not really! 2XIPA that can get you buzzed? Absolutely!
Rrauth (917) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Great head. Cloudy dark copper. Lacing nice. Aroma is lacking. Head stays rocky. Bitterness is not crazy not underwhelming. I like it. Does have a little weirdness in the palate but still nice.
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