Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good DIPA, on tap at The Cannery. Cloudy orange and Lacey. Big hops, hop aroma, fruity apricot. Good drinking for the style. Dry hop and toasted malt finish. Fuller mouthfeel with a good malting.
drjay44 (2444) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is heavy pine, resin, grapefruit peel from the hops, hints of toffee/caramel and light toast from the malts, no esters....taste is light toffee/caramel, cereal from the malts, pine, resin, hints of licorice, pineapple from the hops, leading into a strong bitter finish....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, moderate acid finish. This is obviously an American I/DIPA. The hops are utterly American and almost totally dominant. There are minimal hop floral tones or other subtle hop additions with the malts barely able to balance them. While it meets the style, perhaps a more complex hop backbone and more assertive malts would make it less of an "old style Left Coast" confection and a more up to date beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6
high_on_hops (530) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darkish gold with a foamy, off white head and lacing. It has a lots of resin and a bit of citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor is bitter resin up front with a syrupy, malty finish over a heavy body.
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gtb1973 (15) - - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A double IPA for fortnight and a day #9...Pours out an orange copper with a whipped egg white head and great, busy lacing. Has a nice touch of apricot underneath an overwhelming aroma of a Weird piece of gum? Taste is just like a vague sweet simple syrup with some vague hops and decent piney flavor underneath. Canít help but taste some solvency as the aroma is permeating the taste. Mouthfeel is soft in carbonation but really sticky. This is pretty poor. I donít know if my tastes have changed a lot doing all these XXIPAs but not good.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasnít all that impressed with this double. I think thereís a bit too much malt and sour, fruity yeast in the flavors. Sure, thereís enough hops in this beer, but the back-end of the flavors and the aftertaste really turn me off. Double Daddy pours an amber color with a thick and rich beige head. The nose hints at the impending downfall, with too much caramel, sweet malt and yeast notes.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a darker golden color with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus skins, and caramel malt. Taste of resinous hops, bitter grapefruit, and very malty.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale copper pour with a huge frothy head and lots of sticky striped lacing ... aroma is of citrusy and piney hops with caramel malts and a nice west coast resiny hop feel .... taste is of caramel malts, piney, resiny and citrusy hops, grapefruity, thick malty and a nice bitter spicy hop bite .... dry malty finish with a lingering dry bitter hop ..... solid dbl ipa nice west coast flavors
curepute (105) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is big hops, citrus, pine and malty. Amber color with slight haze, foamy 2 finger head, dies down to a half finger. Taste is bitter, lots of hops, also lots of malts, orange, nettles, pepper, citrus, toffee. Long hop bitter finish, dank. Not a total palate wrecker but it is up there.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1209) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared by David. A nice orange, beige head. Clean pine bitterness solid but a one note IPA.
chacobella (34) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced beer with copious amounts of malt and bitter hops. This imperial ipa should be served warmer than fridge temp and given time to breathe a little
jflopsu (400) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light orange with thick white head. Has a strong citrus and hop aroma. Taste is a little faint to start but quickly comes around with a nice mix of citrus hops, orange, and some spices. Aftertaste gets more bitter as you drink more.