Prufrockstar (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at College Inn Pub. Aroma is heavy with malty sweetness (caramel, candy). Resin from the hops. Clear amber color, minimal head. The "malt backbone" here really asserts itself and actually dominates the taste for me. Hop bitterness is present on the finish, but is overpowered by the malty sweetness. Medium/full body, slick, with average carbonation. Overall: A little sweet for my taste, and a full pint feels like about 4oz too many for how much of this I want to drink in one sitting.
jsquire (3668) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color out of the bottle with a creamy cream colored head that left attractive sticky lacing on the glass. Nose of tropical fruit and candied citrus. This is a nice, chewy IIPA with a syrupy mouth feel. Toffee and caramel sweetness with dried tropical fruit, candied grapefruit rind and a bit of pine in the finish. Nice warming alcohol in the finish.
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz): Dark orange with off white head. I do not taste the tropical fruit others do. I taste the pine and a little bit of a metallic finish. It is very good, but not sure if it will be a regular purchase. Can not find a bottled on date but I had it less than 1 month.
MunBro (676) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this is good. Hazy orange/amber pour with a foamy off-white head. Delicious aroma of mangos and citrus fruits. Flavour of pine, citrus fruit, resin, hops, etc. Delicious and incredibly well balanced. My only (slightly) negative comment would be that this is much less bitter than the typical DIPA.
IndianaRed (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Poulsbo tasting room Slightly hazy deep golden. Nice off white head. BIG resinous hop aroma and lots of sticy juicy hop flavors. Plenty of residual sugars but are balanced nicely with plenty of tasty IBUS. The high rating is well deserved. Very nice. This and the Belgian Blonde are the best here.
Artichoke (86) - 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 (2098) - 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 (2451) - 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 (895) - 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 (6576) - 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 (983) - 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.