maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dense ecru foam floats atop clear teak beer. A lavishly resinous nose spotlights grapefruit-orange, herbal and grassy scents... notably more enthralling than Cascade’s normal one-note solo. Flavorwise, a spicy slap of Fruit Loops hops fades to a kiss of silky malt, the intensity of which compares to barleywine or Scotch ale. Sensually smooth and slick buxom body, and the bracing bittersweet finish shifts to a manly bitter/caramel aftertaste and smoldering ethanol elan. ’Though I would prefer more ellubient carbonation and less oppressive caramel, this rates as a champion among ales.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful pour on this brew. Huge thick white lingering head. Delicious flavor of light grass and while this is a double ipa, it comes in very smooth.
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Westmire beverage.The color is a clear copper with a thick beige head and nice lace. The aroma is of hops and citrus fruits. The taste also as above plus sweet malt,yeast and notes of some kind of spice,the 8% alcohol is not that noticable.The finish has a nice bitterness that I like.
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amazing smooth flavor. I never would have guessed it was an 8%. Not overly hoppy not thick and heavy, nice. Surprised that it was a Boston. Tap.
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a Bomber into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Has a hop smell with some malt tossed in.
Appearance- A copper colored brew with a medium to large white head.
Taste- A Double IPA with a healthy dose of grapefruit flavor.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- I did not care for this beer. I was surprised I normally am I fan of SA beers. I was not a fan of the heavy grapefruit flavor.
cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma lovely. Fresh floral citrusy. Murky appearance. Excellent bitter hoppy full boddied. Rich. Maybe a little over the top hoppy. Long finish. Lingers in the mouth for a long time - even after you drink other beers.
ESPh (106) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle fizzed over when opened. Poured with lots of thick head that dissipated, leaving a thick white layer on top. Cloudy caramel color. Aroma of sweet malt and a little bitterness, almost sour. Consistency is a little thick, starts with the malt sweetness, layers of roasted malt and a bitter finish. Interesting, could be better with a more pleasant aroma.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would point out that the Yorkshireman James Cook, beloved of New Zealand and toast of Georgian Britain, died on his third voyage, murdered by enthusiastic locals in Hawaii, poor bastard.
This is toward the end of an evening and I have enjoyed a few remarkable ales tonight, yet I still want hops, similar to Cook’s unquenchable thirst for the unknown. This was golden amber in the glass with an enduring white head like a sorbet in a glass on its own. The aroma is complex: fruity initially with tropical aromas of mango, orange peel, guava and ripe melon atop floral hibiscus, limes and perfumy jasmine. The aroma is tops with me. Perfect. The flavour is mouthfilling and genuinely bitter: gooseberry, astringent kiwifruit, lemon mint and savoury chlorophyll. There is an appreciable bitterness that prolongs the experience and rewards the intrepid.
Let’s not forget that Cook was a Yorkshireman and appreciated endurance. He’d be happy with this. Aye.
GenDV138 (4100) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasty notes, light citrus, light floral notes. Tastes of citrus, toasty notes, floral notes, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Bebum (564) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper, clear, tight-knit lace.
Medium-full body, intense and complex flavor, smooth mouthfeel, long on palate.
Moderately bitter, phenolic character.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not a standout as far as dbl ipas go (one of my higher rated styles) but definitely a nice hoppy, tasty brew. Pine and pineapple on the nose and palate, with a healthy dose of malt, a little spice. Very balanced. The hop profile wasn’t quite what I thought it would be, but it pretty nice nonetheless. Avg for the style, but that says a lot imo. I’ve been spoiled with big IPAs."