chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, I love when brewers do this. Itís the same reason I love single malt scotch. Letís find out want things taste like at the very foundation. The malt was perfect for this ABV. Sturdier than a straight Pilsen malt. It did not need any specialty malts to stand up to the hops. The hops were also interesting. They might have been unsuitable for a less substantial IPA. But with this sturdy malt and the higher ABV, the hops worked well. The brighter side of the hops is fine. The citrus and mild pine are perfect. The other element of these hops is what make this beer interesting. Tropical fruit aroma and earthy taste. Not exactly what we associate with an IPA. But apart from the style definition, the beer works. I really enjoyed the idea behind this beer and the instantiation (to borrow a software term.) Nice work, Southern Tier.
puboflyons (2410) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Mildly cloudy golden pour under a large white head that fades. Aroma of toast, citrus, and the tropics. Clean though. Medium to better than medium body. The taste brings out a breadiness, a little citrus, thyme, pepper, and a bitter sweet character. Lingering. Pretty darn decent.
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of pine, grass, and orange pith. Slightly hazy orange with a fairly lasting white head. Very dry, very bitter, very aromatic, definitely fills the sinus cavity. Medium bodied.
Samwell83 (2) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Probably a bad bottle, bought chilled at a quality grocer today and opened cold. A disappointing effort from a favorite brewer, whose Double IPA I like a lot. Almost no aroma - indiscernible hops, cloudy and unfiltered in appearance with relatively light head. Some citrus in the taste but a flat mouthfeel and sour notes in the aftertaste.
1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One hit of superior pale and one hit of equinox. a light gold evervescent pour, get a bit of the lemondrop hop variety on display with Stone, peppery, very light citrus and pine. nice dry mouthfeel, can not detect the abv, hard to find a better hot weather dipa
this needs a separate entry,
mikehanneman (60) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2015
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I love Southern Tier. Thought I would try a beer from this brewery that I never had before. The beer tasted like burnt plastic or rubber. My son said I should call Southern Tier and get my money back. This is the worst beer I have ever had in 39 years of drinking. Donít buy it. (maybe I received a bad batch...I donít know)
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
The 2xone pours a mostly cloudy yellowish orange with a thick creamy beige head that lasts a long while. The aroma is floral and citrus, pineapple mint and pepper. The flavor is pine, floral, mint and pepper. The body is thick and smooth. Overall this is a very nice brew.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: It has a cloudy pale gold cold color with some visible carbonation leading up to an average just off white head. Itís head slowly fades to wispy thin film layer which makes some light and slick lacing.
Smell: The aroma is full orange rind and orange marmalade jelly on sweet bread.
Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of all the same orange rind and sweet bready notes I picked up in the aroma. It finishes with nice hop bitterness and itís palate is right on for the style.
AirForceHops (4171) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Prost Specialty Beer and Wine. 2015 Equinox hop variety. Clear gold color with lasting head in English pint glassware. Aroma is subtle fruits (grapefruit, mango) mild floral earthy hint.
The body is light and crisp and has a clean finish. The bitterness is not over the top for a DIPA. The ABV is completely hidden within a medium body. The fruit, floral and earth flavor is not in short supply but the overall feel of this beer subtle. The subtleness is what I enjoy most. I found this very enjoyable and now have a better understanding of the Equinox variety.
hophead1234 (21) - - APR 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle - This hazy copper ale has a small off-white head. It smells of caramel malt and resinous hops. The flavor is moderately to strongly bitter with caramel, resin, and a touch of citrus. Itís medium bodied and very good.
Hopstinopolis (12) - - MAR 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has interesting character with hints of tropical fruit and mango. Equinox hop is something special. Nice appearance. Nice bitterness that does not leave your mouth dry. Malty and sweet finish keeps the palate ready for more.