Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This appearance was an orange color with a white head. The aroma contained citrus mainly oranges with a strong herbal presence. The flavor also contains the herbal notes along with some oranges and lemons. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Overall this was ok but not chillin with the big dogs in the style.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear medium orange with soapy tan bubbles and nice lacing. Nose of orange, grapefruit, creamy and herbal. Taste of umami, burnt caramel, medium bitter hops, and candied citrus. Nice balance in general, but not amazing.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a nice off-white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor with lot sof carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Very tasty with a warm alcohol trail.
bhensonb (10930) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours brilliant copper with a creamy beige head. Nice fruit aromas. Med body. Light heat. Mild roast malt backbone. Light brown sugar. Moving from DIPA towards barley wine. Very good drink.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The one thing I noted about this is that it is pretty dry, compared to most Double IPAs. I smelled a little boozy, but that was not really evident in the taste. Very hoppy, though. I liked it.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours clear orange with whitish head. Fruity hop aroma with pineapple, tangerine, slight pine, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is grapefruit, pineapple, and some bitter pine in the finish. Slightly resinous. Not too shabby.
bierkoning (10157) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy, thanks! Amber color. Malt and lots of peach in the lovely aroma. Malty sweet, peachy flavor. Some oily hops and ripe plums, lingering on in the aftertaste. Hints of perfume. Full bodied and slightly alcoholic.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear bronze brown with a hilly white head. Nose is pear, peach, pink grapefruit and toffee; kind of unusual. Oily, resiny medium body with a buzz. Taste is orange marmalade, grapefruit pith and bitter grass. Bold with a nice hop bite.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of cavie. Thanks Travis! Red orange appearance with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Nice moderately grapefruit, mildly earthy hoppy nose. Moderately grapefruit hoppy, light earthy hoppy, sweet pale malty flavor. A pretty good, sweet IIPA.
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Closing out the Worthington IPA throwdown. This bottle is a few months old. Clear copper color with a big khaki head and thick lacing. Nice mellow hop scent with sweetness and bitterness. Big flavor that starts hoppy and finishes bitter and malty. The almost 9ABV is well hidden.