DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Poured hazy dark straw with off-white head that laced well. Nose was bready caramel malt, tropical fruit, including grapefruit and pineapple, Tastes hoppy, with bready caramel malt, resiny hops, tropical fruit, and a bitter finish.
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden color, medium white frothy head. Sweat fruit aroma. Medium body with a medium malt flavor and a light finish.
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kidobutai (463) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. Poured from a bottle. No real head. Cloudy orange-yellow color. Great fruity aroma, hides the strong, well balanced alcohol taste. Yum.
LuisVida (64) - - MAR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelente expresión de lúpulos americanos, con color dorado-cobrizo, espuma cremosa y paladar suave con amargor elegante pero bien balanceado. Aroma espectacular de Lupulo especiado, floral y de perfume herbal y cítrico apenas una puntita de rasposidad final.
Hopmaestro (322) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine and malt with an sort of earthy feeling to it. The taste is sweet and malty and has a sort of gentleman feeling to it. Yeah, that’s it, it’s like a blend of old English IPA and American IPA. Pretty good and slick brew, but no world changer. Glad to have tried it though.
Gbgbrouge (273) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, slightly hazy amber with medium off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, apricot, citrus and pine. Taste is bitter with a medium body and a fairly long bitter finish. Taste is hoppy with notes of bread, honey, fruit and resin.
ThreeCats (623) - ISRAEL - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange gold color with a firm orange-tinged head. Aroma nice and floral with notes of pine. Taste firmly bitter, clean, and hoppy, with a crystal malt note to give it a little body and a nice finish.
callmemickey (3250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy dark orange body, thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Orange rind, resin, a fair bit of sugary cereals. Medium to full bodied, assertive bitterness in the finish, semi-sweet throughout, moderate carbonation.
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice, but the Elysian space dust I just had was a little better. Still good citrus and integrated, well hidden booze. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some grapefruit peel. Tap at Black Squirrel.
jackafholmes (515) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at sheffield tap. Hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is malty bread and cereal, resiny woody hops and some lemon citrus. Taste is spicy from the abv and bitter. Nice oily mouthfeel. Nice malty ipa.
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Resinous bitterness is enveloped by honeyed sugars, while protruding citrusy edges help shape this solid but nondescript Double IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty amber-y golden.
-The high effervescence helps drinkability (otherwise this would have been a heavy brew.
-There is balance within the intensity.
-For a collaboration of two great brewers, this is pretty run-of-the-mill of a product. Flavorful yes, but there are dozens of very similar Double IPAs out there.