Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this after having the Grant Teton Lost Continent and I thought this was the lesser of the double IPAs. Lighter color, with less richness of flavor, and more unique but not altogether balanced aroma--hops but also sharper with some other notes. Finishes in a slightly ambivalent manner. Bottle.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle (thanks Jon!), pours golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of pungent piney hops, some citrus and nice caramel malt backbone. Pretty much the in-between of the regular IPA and Un*Earthly.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a light golden color. Aroma was of hops, citrus, and caramel. Flavor is pretty much the same with a nice and crisp hop presence. Leaves a nice hoppy bite. A good one from our friends in Lakewood.
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright clear golden yellow colour. with a minuscule white head. Aroma has a full caramel malt structure with a very fresh citrusy hop-profile, giving a trace of pineapple and grass. Taste is very dry with a quite substantial hoppy bitterness. Lots of grass and pineapple. Very refreshing and nicely complex. Medium body, low carbonation, slick, slightly oily texture. Not as heavy-duty as one would expect from an IIPA, but entirely enjoyable.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from 16th St Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is loaded with dank hops and citrus, with a bit of pine. Flavours of bitter hops, pine, citrus, and some malt. Finishes bitter with a little malty sweetness. Very good IPA that falls only slightly short of the ST Unearthly IIPA. Labelling (name) is a tad confusing since this is being marketed as an IPA not an IIPA.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Back 40ís final crab boil of the summer. I had this on cask which I can never resist although i honestly donít enjoy them as much as standard tap but i canít remember that until after. Tastes is only slightly hoppy and bitter. kinda watery for a DIPA. got some citrus and banana and grass but thats it.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light yellow with a white head. By far the lightest color double ipa Iíve seen. Aroma is hugely juicy hops with just a hint of sweet malt. Crisis tangerine grapefruit. Smells great. Flavor is just as juicy with a hint of malt sweetness. Really nice beer. Southern tier does doubles really well.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Brassy body with carbonation. Strong mango and oranges aroma with strawy floral notes. Dry-sweet strawy malty grapefruit taste with dusty tropical fruit notes. Full-bodied. Hot, faintly sharp mouthfeel. Dry-bitter aftertaste is pretty much like main taste. Clean, fresh, straightforward double IPA. Itís highly drinkable and good, but a bit hot and not very complex. (0.35l bottle, Vika wine monopoly, Oslo.)
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alot of pines in the Aroma along with some sour fruits and hops. Taste is very sharp and bitter with all the sour fruits, hops, spice and pines. A nice long end.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a watery light golden color with a faint bubbly ring. Aroma is wet dog, light hops and citrus, and light cereal grain. Taste is light bitter, a pretty watered down hoppiness. It tastes like a watered-down IPA, and not even close to being a DIPA. Their APA is hoppier. I love ST........but this was a disappointment.