SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with thick beige head. Aroma of pine, earth and very malty blended with fruity esters. Flavor is sweet, earthy, piny, fruity esters, hints of astringency with a solid balanced bitterness in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Solid brew.
Goodgrief (1770) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pour, frothy head. Caramel aroma. Spicy, pine hop presence...pretty bitter. A lot of alcohol burn in this that just wasnít pretty. Kinda sticky as it warmed, too. Just not great.
eaglefan538 (2863) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour was amber with a slight off white colored head. Aroma of string citrus and pine. Flavor was all downhill from there, earthy metallic notes, astringent bitterness, sticky sweetness, just not too good. Mouthfeel sticky, drinkable probably only due to the carbonation that broke it all up. Meh.
mcox90 (1529) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured into a snifter. Pours a honey/amber color, very pretty, with a 1 finger off white head. Gobs of sticky lace. Aroma is strong pine resin and grapefruit, balanced with a hint of caramel sweetness. Strong grapefruit hop flavor up front fading to a more mellow floral hop in the middle with a breadlike biscuit flavor last. Finishes bitter. Full, creamy palate. Very nice, Iím gonna look for another one of these.
jazz88 (2546) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear dark golden orange color with a white head. A hoppy pine aroma. A nice semi-sweet malty flavor with a hoppy finish. Smooth and wet with a light dry finish.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and caramel. Bitter grapefruit flavor with pine and sweet toffee. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel amber with thick off white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt and pine. Big thick caramel malt body. Dry bitter resinous pine finish.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized off white head, very good retention and a lot of sticky lace hangin around. Clear, amber/copper hued ale. nose is a little catty, leafy and hop spicy. Medium body with a soft carbonation though tingly, lil chewy and lightly resiny. Citrusy hop flavors, grapefruit and muted pine notes. Toasty malts, fairly dry are well balanced with the hop bill seem somewhat english in flavor.. Light tropical notes. Pleasantly fruity and earthy. Finish is rather dry with a good hop bite. Maybe a little woody bonus as it warms, interesting brew. Tastes somewhat english style IPA like. Nice quaff! Strangely shaped bottle from statelineliquors.
decaturstevo (4960) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with frothy off white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops dominating. Large maltiness with a pronounced resiny hop presence, followed by a very warm abv. Full bodied with good carbonation. Very solid bitter, pretty well balanced. Nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with lots of fresh floral assertive citrusy hops. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with lots of grapefruity hop flavor and clean bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish with a touch of astringency. Overall, true to style and pretty drinkable. A nice double IPA.