superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but was purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, caramel, floral, and light herbal. Fantastic aromas with huge tropical fruit notes; it is unlike any other DIPA I have had in the past. Big hop sweetness; but it is so inviting even without the pine resin I am so used to having in an IPA. Taste of big orange, pineapple, mango, caramel, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, orange rind, floral, honey, and herbal spiciness. Nice amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, pine, caramel, floral, herbal, and grass on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity and malt balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA. Huge hop complexity and balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. This was truly unique as a DIPA, and highly enjoyable.
Artichoke (70) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
No head, nice palate. Smooth hop bitterness, hints of lemon grass and metal, but not much else going on. Nothing special for a double.
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great double IPA. Lots of sweet malt and corn syrup on the nose. Malts and spicy hops on the tongue. This is delicious.
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at barley bros winnipeg. Piney aroma. Taste is quite sweet and malty but with a nice hoppy backbone. Borders on a banana Belgian sweetness but with hops. Like this a lot.
ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright deep orange copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is big sweet caramel malt and huge floral, piney, bitter hops. Taste is similar: malt is sweet, big, and dry. Hops cut the sweetness perfectly with heavy bitterness that lingers through the finish. Nice notes of pine and grapefruit jump out. Quite nice DIPA, no obvious flaws.
slowrunner77 (3720) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not sure of the age on the bottle, though it seemed relatively fresh. Juuuust a touch more malt heavy than I’d prefer, but the tropical fruitiness in the hop profile was very very pleasant and made for a nice bittersweet tsating experience."
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy amber amber head. Aroma of dusty powdered sugar candy, malt extract, tangy caramel, straw. tastes big malt, peaches, pine, brine from yeast slight leather. sticky palate What a rule breaking DIPA. More like a double belgian amber. Intense and unique.
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at beer revolution it is a cloudy amber color with a creamy head the aroma is citrus and the taste has flavors of grapefruit and orange thar lingers on the palate with bitter overtones
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at The Beer Revolution in Calgary. Pours a hazy deep copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange, grapefruit and pine resin with some malty notes. Bitter finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Hanshin Seed Event. A clear amber pour, fantastic hop aroma herbal & fruity with solid caramel malt backbone. Very bitter, green hoppy goodness, dry finish plus some sweetness from the malts. Good.
Luvystypotables (675) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fruit, citrus and hops. Great looking beer reddish brown colour with a short lasting head. Taste of fruit and hops with a creamy feel and a bitter finish.