peteinSD (1433) - 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.
fly (1431) - 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.
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!
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Endeavor bomber. Clear orangish brown pour with a lightly bubbly white head. Aroma is orange, caramel, and pine. Flavor is pine, light citrus, some caramel, and bitterness with a nice warming finish. Dry mouthfeel.
kevinator (1384) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Above average. This is the original bottling, not the Endeavour version, so this had some age on it. I had this when it first came out and can say it has mellowed but not by much. The aroma is sweeter and has a floral essence. The color is a clear amber with virtually no head. Smooth, almost oily palate. The flavors have blended well but it has become sweeter with the hops bitterness dropping slightly. Alcohol is still present and the carbonation has lessened a little. Still a good brew.
degbert (1373) - 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.
OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks a bunch to Dixonian for this Texas gem. Aromas were huge with pine, well water, herbal basil and jasmine, some caramel, grapefruit, and more pine. Intense hop aromas. I like!! The body is golden orange with an off-white head. The flavor profile was obviously hop-heavy with a slight bit of malt (caramel). So much pine in there! Some grapefruit and pumelo bitterness were in there, too, leaving a dry finish. Very good but I would like a touch more malt presence. A hop bomb for sure.
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Called Endeavor (but Rate Beer directed me here) Poured a light copper color. A smaller head. Aroma is of fresh citrus hop that is just a tad off. But indeed this bottle smells very fresh. Some grapefruit and peach in the nose. Medium-heavy bitter. Smooth, creamy palate. Medium body. They poured on the hops in this one. Fresh tasting citrus hop with a tad pine. Very pleasing.
dyetube (1331) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from market street. Pours a rich amber with a thin white head. The aromas are pine mixed in with some pine and then bathed in some pine with grapefruit and dough. The mouthfeel is bitter, dry and sticky with a heavy body. This was a fantastic beer. Cheers!
mmmbeer (1328) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 oz. glass @ Draught House- served a very slightly turbid orange/ several shades of brown, low carbonation, looked like the horizontal slice of gray matter from the gray spinal cord matter, with white ring for a head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel, yeast, and money (yes, freshly minted money). Hits the mouth with a tractor trailer jackknifed wide body, malt is very overpowered by the hopsí itís just there for a millisecond, then itís gone. Some citrus feel to it towards the backend, finish is sharply acidic. Somewhat out of balance, somewhat still "hot", but it does suffice. At least I was wise enough to just purchase a glass of it and not waste my time (and money!) searching for it!