TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours to a clear gold color with a thick heady foam. Aroma is a subdued floral and grass. Taste is light bitter, and light sweet. Not what I’d expect from a Double IPA. Palate light body with a thin texture. Lively on the tongue and mild bitter finish. Overall not what I expected. Much softer and refined than a typical double IPA. Pretty good, just not what I would have thought.
Jhollm (2) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 1, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden yellow with white foam head. A very clean, crisp IPA with floral, citrusy aromas, lightly bitter Delicious beer.
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a mostly clear gold with a one-finger thick off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pale malts, straw, apricots, and sugar. Flavor follows suit pretty closely, with plenty of mixed fruit and sugar. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good DIPA.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is loaded with dank hops and citrus, with a bit of pine. Flavors of bitter hops, pine, citrus, and some malt. Finishes bitter with a little malty sweetness. Pretty good IIPA.
alobar (2738) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow color-unusual for a DIPA. Thin white head with clingy lacing. Aroma of pine with minor floral and citrus notes. Lots of citrus in the flavor with a rather mild hop bitter ending. While weak for a DIPA, a very drinkable, decent beer.
nickd717 (3473) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by largadeer. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that leaves a ring and light foam. Aroma is sweet malt and lots of really resinous hops, along with maybe a little citrus. Flavor is a little sweet and somewhat bitter. Very resinous on the hops without too much else going on. Average mouthfeel - good hop oils, medium body, and a little flatness. Solid east coast DIPA, but not amazing overall.
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. from Coles,but drank at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Another solid Hop offering from Southern Tier. Piney resiny hop aroma. Citrusy piney hops. Solid well balanced agressive hop flavor with enough malt backbone to reign it in. Very good. Southern Tier rating #41
Shonkers (14) - Parkland, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally. Had this wonderful concoction on tap previously, and been waiting on bottle distribution. That day has arrived, thank the Lord, and found a 6 Pack at my local Total Wine crying out to me to take home to use & abuse.
Appearance is surprisingly light--almost a pils/lager look to it. Aroma? VERY light hops standards, focusing on the piney smell rather than the citrusy. Smell is lighter than one would expect from a DIPA.
Taste? Innagoddadavida, baby!! A hops vine just sprouted out of the ground, grew to enormous Jack-in-the-Beanstalk proportions, and threaded its way through my tastebuds down my throat. Totally unexpected hoppy bitterness. "I like pleasure spiked with pain..." warbles Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and I’d have to agree.
Palate? Surprisingly smooth and dry after the hops kick in the ’nads.
Friends, I’d recommend this fine ale to my associates, and I’ll be sure to stock my beer cache with a sixer of this elixir. (That rhymes, kids.)
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden honey yellow color, with a big frothy white head. Aroma is filled with juicy ctiric hops, grapefruit, some malt and some tropical notes. Flavor is of grapefruit and citric hops, along with some pine on the back of your tounge. I also get some malts, bread, peach and slight amount of tropcial fruit like pineapple, but not as much as in the aroma. Body is light to medium, with a dry mouthfeel. The alcohol is very well hidden, and not traceable at all. Sord of reminds me of a weaker version of their Hoppe. But overall a good DIPA.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Finally a DIPA that doesn’t suck. Poured a clear yellow with a dense, rocky, cream colored head that had awesome retention and okay lace. Aroma is citrusy hops, fresh fruits, some ever so slight pale ale malt husks and grist in the aroma (sort of like dog food- but not in a bad way). Taste is sweet, citrusy, slight hop bitterness cut by tropical melons, cantaloupe, mango, cane sugar. Pretty yummy. 8+ abv is hidden.