Slimbrundage (80) - USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transparent golden color, this is what a beer should look like. Complex hop aroma, peach, grape and lemongrass. The mouthfeel is ultra clean, crisp and full of flavor. Plenty of hops as well as lightly toasted malt. The finish is smooth with just enough bitterness. In a world where every IPA is trying to out bitter the other one, or load there IPA’s with enough malt to send you into a diabetic coma 2X is a Godsend.
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours clear darkish golden with a lovely, creamy, staying, white head. Aroma is fat and resiny, some pine, pricot, light grapefruit. Low carbonation, light oily but very dry palate. Flavour is lovely, lots of hops. Piney, bitter, some woody tones, light floral, apricot, peach. Perhaps the vinousness of the beer is a bit too much, especially as the hops burn a little as well.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is fresh cut grass, resin present but larger foliage which overwhelms. hints of lime/grapefruit then a move to lemon. appearance is translucent gold, good lacing, filmy head. flavor is grapefruit, lemon...quite fruity. grassiness from nose takes backseat. pleasant clean maltiness comes to play but without creating real balance nor having its own character crushed by hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, biscuit), heavy hops (floral, pine, spicy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Flavor is average malt (cookie, straw), heavy hops (floral, citrus), average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and peach. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium golden pour with a pretty nice size fluffy white head and a fair amount of lacing. Very nice aroma. Lots of citrus, lemon, orange. Grass, pine hops. A bit of sweetness to it. Much sweeter than I would have anticipated from the aroma. Strong malt backbone, but plenty of hop power to back it up. Finishes with a bitterness that tickles the tongue. Gets more bitter as you get deeper into the glass.
Finhead (1323) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, pale gold pour with white head. It has a nice aroma of mostly pine along with grapefruit, grass, and wheat. The initial taste is somewhat sweet with a medium body and oily texture. It finishes dry and sort of salty with medium bitterness.
edwardbass (639) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Updated: I obviously got a bad one before. From a 12 oz bottle, slightly dark yellow color with a very small head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is grassy hops and malt. Tastes is strong hops bitterness, a mix of citrus and pine resin. The malt is very subdued, with just a bit of sweetness along with the hops. A bit lighter-bodied than some DIPAs, which makes it very easy drinking, and the alcohol is well hidden.
Hmmm....another "not quite for me" one. To me a malty aroma, malty sweet on the front with bitterness all the way through, that gets stronger at the end. Pretty high carbonation. A buddy recommended it (not sure what his handle is on here), and I’m glad I tried it (he loves it), but probably won’t try it again unless I see it on tap somewhere.
SSSteve (3927) - - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. hazy gold under a small, stable, creamy, white head. a bit of mandarin orange, pineapple, sweet pine in aroma. juicy palate. not overly bitter but retains the fruity hop flavors instead. very smooth for a double. no alcohol burn and the carbonation is moderate, so it’s easy to drink. light to medium body. flavor has some pineapple, mandarin, faint faint hints of lychee. one of the better 2ipa’s i’ve had in a long time.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, pine, grain, grapefruit, and dried cow manure. Flavor of toasted grain, grass, pine, grapefruit, florals, and rice crisps with a dry, bitter finish.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light for an IIPA. Pours Golden with one finger head and sticky lacing.
Nose of pine, tangerine, floral and malt. Taste of butterscotch, resin, peach, and grapefruit. Alcohol is well masked. Bitter, metallic finish.