jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A clear golden color with a cereal malty aroma wtth bursting citrus flavors.
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep and hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin and way more pungent hops - nice. Full-bodied; Deep resinous and piney hop flavours with a good deal of alcohol, some light earth, a hint of pepper and spice and a good rich malt body to finish it off. Aftertaste shows a whole bunch of bitter and dank hops, some lighter alcohol notes and a little sweetness as well. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a very rich flavour and a ton of hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2014.
Foxbush (1346) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Southern Season The ale poured a clear light amber with a small head and no lacing. The light aroma of pine and citrus greet you. The D/IPA had very deceptive alcohol. As you finish the ale you begin to feel the warmth of the beverage. The medium body D/IPA had average carbonation. The finish had a nice crispness with grapefruit and pine lingering in the upper mouth.
batneil (379) - - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small taster from a bottle at a San Francisco beer festival. Wasn’t impressed by this, it didn’t taste like an IPA, and wasn’t really that nice any other regard.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this review is for cask conditioned Hop Sauce: mellowed nicely, although still one of the liveliest IIPAs at Hoptoberfest. Great, great flavor, the body has thinned out a bit but is quite smooth and goes down nice n’ easy. dark and murky for the style, with a hop forward aroma and flavor while maintaining balance. very good. quite good on tap (no cask) as well. slightly better cask, with many of the same attributes, just smoother.
MikeNowick1986 (15) - - OCT 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 This is a Damn tasty beer....a really,really,really Damn tasty beer..................Seriously,a Damn tasty beer.
klk343 (87) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored with traditional ipa smell. Piney Flavors. Some caramel. Nicely balanced.
skoisirius (1791) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jernigan’s last night. Gotta love those random tries and surprises when they’re this good. Great malted up hoppy cray DIPA.
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boyle. Slightly hazy amber color with medium thin foamy head and very little lacing. Smells piney, resiny, pithy with a hint of peach. Nice bitter flavor, very little sweetness. Not harsh at all but nice long bitter finish.
Pailhead (5192) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light fruit, florals, faint caramel, and herbal notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a two finger orange tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film. The is some sporadic soapy lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit, pine, and light florals. Overall, one of the few Arizona bottled IPA/IIPAs (most tap versions have been great) that isn’t overloaded with caramel and toffee.
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz pours a murky orange some sudsy head. Nose is piney, orange, grapefruit, pithy. Flavor is very pithy, sweet, soap. Soapy finish.