bvc (1156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear bright medium gold with ample foamy white head and plenty of sticky lacing. Nose is pretty straight forward and hop dominate with sweet pineapple citrus and very faint ícrackeryí malt. Not quite a sweet up front, still mostly pineapple notes and some light soap. Very one dimensional and lacking any real complexity. Some dry paper notes on the end as well.
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Poured from bottle. Nice, grapefruit hop and ocean in aroma. Golden ale color, thin white head. Great grapefruit / pine hop flavor, with pancake notes. Canít believe this is 8.2%. Very well done.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Tall and dense platina blond head. Sparkling brass colored body. Aroma of minty, citrus-fruity and peacy hops, well blended with caramelly and grainy malts. Quite sweet-flavored. A fresh, both fruity and malty sweetness. Bold bitterness; lemon and oranges, faint resin and tropical. More than medium full. Smooth and slick in the mouth. Fruity hop linger in the finish. Very good indeed.
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours clear light orange with a medium sized white head. Average retention and lacing. Nose is lemony citrus, grass, hay, and heat. Medium sweet, slightly bitter flavor. Blanced palate. Medium body, good carbonation, then a big green fizz, and a finish shared equally by soft malt and clean hops.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caponeís last Saturday.
Pours a light gold bordering on yellow. Nice white head in the tulip and large amounts of lacing as it makes its way down. Promising start but the nose is a big letdown. With a name like 2XIPA, Iím expecting something big and bold. This brings a bit of citrus and grass, but nothing over the top. Taste is the same, although the bitterness levels are pretty high. Not much malt and very little actual hop flavor apart from the bitterness; not sire what they were going for here. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly alcoholic. Good drinkability as I like me some resin with my lunch, but nothing spectacular.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-28-2010
Brewfus (13) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A-Pours a golden color with a tint of coper. white head with a decent amount of lace.
S-smells of sweet citrus hops and some other milds sweetness.
T-First on the pallet is hops followed by a nice balance of malt sweetness. Very balanced yet still intricate enough to keep things interesting. Tastes become more aparent as the beer warms
M-mouth feel is excellent and gets better as it warms as well. Carbonation is dead on.
D- This is a great offering from Southern Tier. Its a very drinkable double IPA with enough hops to itch the hop-head scratch but that the same time has enough malt to keep things in check. The abv is completely hidden as well which makes this drinkability dangerous.
Leighton (10773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Cadís Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting. Pours clearish, light gold with a small head. Pine, caramel, citrus and light bread in the nose. Pretty sweet flavor, with pineapple and honey, and moderate bitterness. Medium in body with average carbonation. Short to medium bitterness in the finish, with some tingly alcohol and light, lingering resins in the throat. Good stuff, very drinkable.
joefoodie (15) - USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An intense DIPA. Huge bitterness, some light citrus and pine. Citrusy nose. Juicy and dry with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Very, very good.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at The Cadís Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting.
Very pale indeed for an American double IPA, a distinct lack of crystal malt. Sadly they seem to have replaced it with Golden Wonder Ready Salted crisps. The hops have died somewhat although there is still a good amount of bitterness. Pleasant grassy notes too. Actually, I have to take my hat off to Southern Tier for making an IPA without going ott with the malt. Good fruity notes and generally acceptable but a little way off what I was hoping for from a brewery I generally really like.
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Golden with a small white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, with lemon and orange peel, and a strong note of karamel and tea. Citrus hop flavour caramel and a tannic bitterness. 2X on the Caramel malt or on the hops?