patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This double IPA has a soft spot in my heart, but doesnt effect the rating in so far as the beer alone is near what a double IPA should be. Drink this before tasting any other double IPA for benchmarking purposes.
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar,Stavanger. ABV is 8.2%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Nice aroma of citrussy American hops. Distinct flavour of citrussy and resinous American hops, fairly dry. Light bodied for its strength. Dangerously drinkable. Oh dear, was the bottle empty already?
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2011. Very well balanced beer. Thick malt base that provides a lot of sweetness. The hops provide a lot of tropical fruit notes and a round bitterness that is present all the way from sip to swallow but never overpowers the impression of the rest of the beer. Solid DIPA!
Cuso (7815) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.Hazy golden orange color with small white head. Aroma of citrus, honey, caramel. Taste, starts with honey, continues with grafreuti, some spices, ends with nice long bitter feeling. Nice.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer, but very ordinary. Aroma was nice at first. .A strong piney hop presence followed by a weird dusty smell. Pour was a nice, cloudy light gold with no bubbles and just a thin off white film for a head. Taste was alright. The hops are strong and resinous. Grapefruit and pine in the front and a very bitter and dry finish. The dustiness is faint, but still there. No malt to be found, which is not a bad thing. Slight alcohol warmth and good carbonation.
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Brewforia, Meridian, ID. Clear deep golden with a full fluffy and lasting off-white head. Very attractive glass. Light malty aroma with faint sweet honey and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is light and sweet like warms buttered honey wheat toast. I am surprised they are calling this a Double. Kind of. Citrusy and clean is right. Very nice
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orangeish/yellow color with a small white head. Wonderful aromas of citrus hops and pine, and of caramel malts. Flavor is of floral citrus hops that is backed by a nicely balanced malt backbone. Like the discripton says, not quite a DIPA, but very clean and tasty!
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, bright, orange/gold appearance with a small, off white head and light lacing. Hoppy aroma with prominent notes of resin and citrus. Soft fruit and sweet malts provide the backbone of the flavor, but the hop profile noted in the aroma reappears in the aftertaste and gives the finish a nice balance.
lukin (578) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pale orange colour, thin head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Taste is more malty than I expected; there are definitely hops here, but they do not dominate. Clean taste, maybe a little sweet for the style. Still pretty good.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Mollbergs, Helsingborg. April 2011.
Rich and creamy hop aromas with a lot of tropical fruits, grapefruit, melons, peaches. A big sweet malt backbone is present in both aroma and in taste. Hoppy and sweet. A tad to sweet for me...