stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy golden color. Small white head. Light bodied, unusual for a double IPA, not as much hop character as a double IPA. Citrus, light pine. You would never guess this to be almost 8.5 percent. This is a very drinkable beer. Not your typical DOUBLE IPA but still very good.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours in a bright amber color. Cream colored head. Smells of caramell, citrus and fresh hops. Very well balanced. Can sense the caramel malt and perhaps a bit of centennial hops. Long bBitter finish. Delicious!
Leafs93 (1680) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, grass and some floral undertones. Taste is sweet with muted bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bar & Cigar in Oslo. It poured a clear yellow liquid with a medium sized dirty white head. Smell and taste of fruity hops and passion fruit. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. This one doesn’t really feel like a DIPA, more like a weak DIPA. I would have wanted allot more bitterness and hops.
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is a surprising light amber (expecting darker) with a solid tight head a minimal lacing. Aroma has a nice mixture of malt and hops which smell of caramel and grapefruit (little dirty). Taste is crisp gritty citrus and spruce with a little orange peel. Palate has a thin yet creamy feel with a decent dry finish (refreashing). I enjoyed this one, even though I was expecting a darker appearance.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear pale yellow with long lasting white bubbles. Nose is funky, mango, pineapple and honey. Taste of bitter melon, cracker, juicy citrus, marshmallow, with a sweet palate linger of more juicy citrus fruits.
Sammer (1036) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour from bottle shared by Mora2000. Big hoppy aroma. Taste is peppery, with notes of pine needles and citrus. Finishes with a nice, not too big bite. Solid IPA and one I would drink again for sure.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of white head. Fragrant with citrus and piney hops. Also a fair amount of caramel malt in the aroma. Nice malt base with a good amount of hop bitterness. Not overly aggressive with the hops. Plenty of caramel malt to balance. Dry finish from hops, malt lingers a bit. Very drinkable despite the abv. Very fresh example.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear yellow with nice aroma of sweet pineapples and piney, flavors of soft hop bitterness, tropical fruit with a bitter finish
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice. Poured super clear light amber with a thick white head. Not a huge aroma but nice fruity with a little malt. Leave a nice sticky feel on the tongue. Not as hoppy as I would expect. Reminds me a lot of Dales but with a more citrus but malty flavor with a good bit of alcohol bit at the finish. Might have poured it a little warm, but couldn’t wait to try it. BiG Z in LI.