Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright clear golden yellow colour. with a minuscule white head. Aroma has a full caramel malt structure with a very fresh citrusy hop-profile, giving a trace of pineapple and grass. Taste is very dry with a quite substantial hoppy bitterness. Lots of grass and pineapple. Very refreshing and nicely complex. Medium body, low carbonation, slick, slightly oily texture. Not as heavy-duty as one would expect from an IIPA, but entirely enjoyable.
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from 16th St Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is loaded with dank hops and citrus, with a bit of pine. Flavours of bitter hops, pine, citrus, and some malt. Finishes bitter with a little malty sweetness. Very good IPA that falls only slightly short of the ST Unearthly IIPA. Labelling (name) is a tad confusing since this is being marketed as an IPA not an IIPA.
Jow (2650) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Back 40ís final crab boil of the summer. I had this on cask which I can never resist although i honestly donít enjoy them as much as standard tap but i canít remember that until after. Tastes is only slightly hoppy and bitter. kinda watery for a DIPA. got some citrus and banana and grass but thats it.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light yellow with a white head. By far the lightest color double ipa Iíve seen. Aroma is hugely juicy hops with just a hint of sweet malt. Crisis tangerine grapefruit. Smells great. Flavor is just as juicy with a hint of malt sweetness. Really nice beer. Southern tier does doubles really well.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Brassy body with carbonation. Strong mango and oranges aroma with strawy floral notes. Dry-sweet strawy malty grapefruit taste with dusty tropical fruit notes. Full-bodied. Hot, faintly sharp mouthfeel. Dry-bitter aftertaste is pretty much like main taste. Clean, fresh, straightforward double IPA. Itís highly drinkable and good, but a bit hot and not very complex. (0.35l bottle, Vika wine monopoly, Oslo.)
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Alot of pine-needles in the Aroma along with some sour fruits and hops. Taste is very sharp and bitter with all the sour fruits, hops, spice and pines. A nice long end.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a watery light golden color with a faint bubbly ring. Aroma is wet dog, light hops and citrus, and light cereal grain. Taste is light bitter, a pretty watered down hoppiness. It tastes like a watered-down IPA, and not even close to being a DIPA. Their APA is hoppier. I love ST........but this was a disappointment.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber color that is clear and has very little white head but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is of light grapefruit and citrus with light notes of pine. Taste is similar with some grapefruit and pine and light malt to balance it out. This beer finishes very clean. Alcohol is very well hidden and it just glides across the tongue effortlessly. Solid DIPA.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a clear straw color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly citric nose, pale golden color, minor lacing and head. Taste leads with highly acidic citric hops, finishes with slightly unpleasant astringency. I guess Iíd drink this again.