ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Location: Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 7/25/10
Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with a good fruity presence, peach, resin/pine, and grapefruit
Appearance: The pour is rather light in color and clear, golden-yellow, thin head
Flavor: The taste is rather hoppy up-front with fruity sweetness sneaking into the finish
Palate: The palate on this one is dry, almost dusty, with a long finish, and average (plus) carbonation
Overall, this was an interesting Double IPA from Southern Tier. It doesn’t feel as "Southern Tiery" as their usual beers, if that makes any sense, but it works pretty well. Solid stuff.
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - 12 oz bottle. Light orange pour, sticky, white fluffy head that leaves a generous coat of lacing. Resiny aroma with plenty of spruce and a hint of cat urine. Fresh, stick to your rib flavors with strong grapefruit bitterness and a sweet back end of apricots. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Excellent.
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus from adrian910ss! Clear dark yellow pour, a little carbonation and a fresh orange/hops aroma. Flavor silky fresh citrusy hops, some honey and creamy and a little herbal on the finish. Decent DIPA, I will be looking to pick some of this up locally if the price is right.
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber color. Hoppy aroma: citrus, grass, sweat, pine. Flavor is sweet and very fruity, with caramel, citrus, plums. A bit too sweet and heavy, though the hops work nicely. Restrained bitter finish. Good, but I was hoping for more.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark gold with nice amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is mix of resiny pine hops and citric grapefruit hops. Flavor reminds me of sugared grapefruit up front with a nice slightly bitter floral hop finish. Overall, very enjoyable and good for summer.
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen) Poured golden and clear. Head was medium sized, white and dense. Aroma contained hops, citricness, pine and sweetness. Palate was medium boded with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, sweetness, malts, pine, fruitines, marmelade and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter.
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 bottles [12oz each] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized lasting frothy white head. Aroma of lots of resiny citrus hops and not much else, and I love it! Flavour, again, of lots of resiny citrus hops and with a long-lasting bitter finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Medium bodied. Somewhat one-dimensional perhaps but for this hophead, I think it’s great!
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big, hoppy offering from Southern Tier. First sip hits you with a nice blast of hops, but finishes surprisingly smooth with some distinct citrus notes. Medium to high bitterness, some lingering aftertaste. Pretty solid, but I think their single IPA is better.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and dried out/dusty dirt. Tastes of citrus, floral, lighter caramel, and some tropical fruitiness.
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 bottle from 3 Sons, great aroma, blond cloudy with little head, peppery plenty of hops but a sweet candy finish with alittle iron.