Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate-to-heavily piney hoppy.
Appearance: large, frothy, off-white, initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, orange body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and moderate-to-heavily bitter finish with long duration.
Palate: full body with watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: interesting. I didn’t notice any bitterness in the initial flavor, but it quickly kicks in and becomes increasingly bitter over time. It’s never harshly bitter like many beers in this class. Exceptional.
IndianaRed (2597) - 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 (81) - 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 (1847) - 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 (2314) - 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 (759) - 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 (6088) - 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 (916) - 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 (1108) - 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 (3637) - 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 (2361) - 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.