badpuppy69 (143) - orange, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a merkey copper with nice frothy head. Aroma is sweet Carmel malts. Taste follows the aroma very well with a good amount of hop character with a subtle roasted malt note that lingers on the back end. Very great straight up Dipa.
Jamesthebrit (137) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
S: Very nice bitter hop note. Smells fresh.
A: Dark reddish brown. Very nice for an IPA.
T: Wet sort of spicy bitter. Goes down wet, with a lingering off bitterness in the finish. Overly spicy.
P: Pretty agressive even for an IPA.
Overall this has a nice wet IPA aspect to it but the balance is a little off. The spice of the hops is just too much.
Gachupines (748) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is pine resin hops. Flavor is pine hops with a thick, sticky body. Slightly bittersweet finish.
beertholomeus (382) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color with thick, fluffy white head. Hop, caramel, citrus, floral and malt aromas. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter citrus finish.
HisBoyElroy (304) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Heavy and harsh for sure. Split it with a friend that wasnít as fond as I was.
Wittales (516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear deep orange gold with huge lasting off white creamy head, lacing throughout. Aromas are citrus, tropical fruits with caramal, toffee malts and hints of pine, no alcohol. Taste are sweet crystal toffee malt base upfront, then pine, lemon, grapefruit, orange, slight resin and alcohol. Palate was smooth soft CO2 with medium-full body, then well balanced hoppy malty finish. A strong DIPA Adams.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip
A - Pours a clear reddish/copper with a tall beige head that retains well and has adequate lacing.
S - Bold toffee and dense caramel malts, grapefruit, pine needles.
T - Follows the nose with sugary toffee/caramel malts, bready dark toast, grapefruit, minty leafy green, and pine hops bring a sappy and pithy bitterness. Has a pecan/tea like bitterness on the finish
M - Full bodied, lushy feel, good carbonation for the style,
Good clean flavors. A solid take on an DIPA. Heavier on the malt but a good array of hop flavor with competing bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
rangerred (788) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium amber with a smallish head.
Lots of tropical fruit on the aroma with a decent amount of earthyness. There is actually quite a bit of dankness to this which is interesting. Not much at all in the way of malt.
More fruit up front in the taste but it is quickly replaced by tree bark and wet moss. Lots of Earth in this beer. More dankness along with a fairly high bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and sticky.
Overall, a really good example of the IIPA style and one of the better beers Samuel Adams brews.
cfrancis (2023) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy deep copper with a moderate white head and good lacing. Aroma is rich pine and earthy hops with caramel malts. Taste is a warming pine and earthy hop bitterness that is well balanced with caramel and bready hop. Real nice rich beer that packs a punch.
dprski33 (27) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ugh. I got this with a 4-pack of other limited beers and it turns out that double IPA is twice as bad as regular IPA. No thanks.