coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kaggie for this haul. My father and UDbeernut were able to enjoy a bottle each. Lightly hazy orange amber Creamy tanish head grows quickly and then stops abrubtly. Nose is strongly backed malts with hop afterthoughts. Nose grows to butter covered malts after it sits a bit. Drippy tight legs. Much like the Snake Plisken tag line in Escape From LA..."I thought youíd be bigger....." I said of the body. Hops gently and last and linger but are strangely unobtrusive. Grapefruit with light sugar added...thin finish of malt. A surprisingly subtle brew.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep orange brew with a small amount of white head. Aroma is very nice with lots of pine, citrus, and some malty sweetness. Flavor is pretty balanced with a nice bitter finish - grapefruit, herbs, and a bit of peach. Is this yearís DR worthy of all the hype? Probably not. Itís still a very tasty and drinkable DIPA and considerably better than Saint Arnoldís regular brews.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: 23dec13 (I think)
Pours amber and hazed with a solid creamy quilt. Smells of resin, citrus, biscuit, some pine and sweetness. Flavor follows with a solid biscuit malt character with some tea. There is some bitterness and also some pine and resin. Medium on full bodied with omderately hi carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer, would be nice to know if I were drinking a bottled on date or a best by date.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(This review is for Endeavour.) Itís incredibly clear-bodied, but has a dark orange color that screams Double IPA. Its aroma is pretty much perfect for the style, a complex and huge bouquet of earthy, piney, floral, and slightly citrusy hops. Clean, fresh, and bright in the nose, itís really hard to put it down... or take a drink. Drowning your nose in the glass is totally acceptable, and appropriate.
Once in the mouth, Endeavour continues to deliver the hop profile your nose has become accustomed to. Itís full and bold in the mouth with a hint of caramel sweetness. The hopping of this and the varieties used is simply phenomenal. As bold as the hops are, itís body is almost thin and the beer is incredibly easy to drink. The malts that comprise the beer are tame enough to not interfere with what this beerís really about, only adding a sweetness to compliment the hops.
It finishes fresh and clean, and with as much hops that slam your senses, its overall bitterness is relatively low and its finish easy.
Bule (1522) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a pale reddish color with notice of a head. Citrusy flavors, and hop flavor lingers a long time.
degbert (1518) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red-gold with a fine-grained, off-white head. Huge nose of grapefruit and geraniums, with a touch of resin. Huge hop bitterness on the front, and then an amazingly clean, citrus tingle that is reminiscent of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and wheat toast. (All I need is a scrambled egg, and itís breakfast!) Amazing mouthfeel -- so often DIPAs finish murky, but this one is so clear it rings. Bravo.
jhamp9 (1455) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peach. Taste is grapefruit, grass, and some caramel. Nice lasting bitterness. Very good overall.
fly (1450) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
was going to be stupid and alter the rating due to being pissed of at it being so difficult to nab. after drinking three, decinded I was singing a different tune. best doubleriipa? nope. worth the price? definitely. enjoyable? absolutely. would I like another right now? definitely. would that be a good idea? absolutely not.
peteinSD (1439) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mike - thanks! Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is faded hops, some pine, and heavy malt sweetness. Taste is light bitterness, sweet malt and a bit of roast, and a fairly generic strong ale type finish. Not sure is this was the doing of the brewery or the trader but waxing a twist off cap should be a punishable crime. Okay beer but nothing to get excited about.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer....good color, fantastic fresh hop nose...and flavor is spot on for my tastes. Ripe fruits, flowers, hops....great beer!