kevinsenn (1601) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear yellow with little head. Malty aroma with some hops. Tastes malty and citrusy. A decent brew, but not as intense as I would expect from a double IPA.
toffsbury (115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very little head, surprisingly light in colour, slightly cloudy, head dissipates very quickly. Again there’s a lot of gar
Fruit,. Wit a fair bit of malt backup. Not ver intense for a double ipa, flavor is quite malty, limited hops. There is a hint of bitterness, a bit of sweetness, and just a tiny bit of citrus. It is an acceptable IPA, but not what I expect of a double.
bdk (8) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent flavor. Well balanced across the board. Color is light as is the flavor. Nice but not exciting.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden amber pour with an ivory (quickly fading) head. Sharp, dank hop nose, pine, maybe a hint of citrus ... a bit grassy. Faint raisin malty notes upon warming. Flavor dominated by the hops (mostly a bitter blast) but faint malty notes can be detected at first (I get a raisin crystal malt note). Medium bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation (I’d prefer just a tad more). Not bad .. but lacks the ’wow’ factor of the great ones.
Headbanger (3580) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 9/14/11 (Binny’s Plainfield Singles Rack)-46° in Snifter-Pours a clear goldenish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops, citrus, malt, and grapefruit. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and doesn’t come across as a Double but it goes down smooth.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle bought in Denver and opened into pint glass in San Diego. Looks yellowy apricot. tastes a bit citrus and pale malty. Pretty decent double.
tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore dorato con sfumature ramate, schiuma soffice bianca, aroma piuttosto fresco e floreale, non consueto per una ipa, ancor meno consueto è l’agrumato in bocca, mandarino, pompelmo, il luppolo non è particolarmente invasivo, verso la fine esce con più prepotenza, fresca ed equlibrata nel complesso, ma non mi ha conquistato.
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 355ml. Beautiful hazy golden/orange body with a thin white foamy head. Fresh, complex hoppy aroma with malty, citrusy, and honeyish hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and citrusy notes. It ends with a long bitter finish. Very well done!
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@Pikkulintu, rated 2011-08-31) Murky golden with a small, firm head. Woody and fruity hops, pale malt and grass in the nose. Flavor is exotic-fruity, lightly grassy and lemony, with a malty backbone. Quite full body with low CO2. A reasonably fruity and enjoyable DIPA, even as it doesn’t quite reach the level of exotic fruitiness I’d liked to see.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral sweet aroma. Starts with ripe pineapple and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet but it dries quickly and finishes with a dusty biscuit mouth feel and a pleasant bitterness.