dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz bottle from The Blue Dog Lansdale. Poured a hazy orange body under a larger frothy slightly off white head. Aroma is all sweet malts with no real hops. Notes of caramel, molasses and a touch of honey and English toffee. Medium to fuller bodied with noticable carbonation and a touch of hop bitterness, or actually more like harshness, on the swallow. Flavor is like the aroma and has no real hop prescence. Notes of dry toast, orange marmalade, dry caramel. This is highly drinkable but not a good example of the style, hence the low rating.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle IPA^2) deep copper with floral hops aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, floral and barnyard hops flavors.
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Little sea monkeys are floating in this beer. It is a brownish color, cloudy. Not much head or lace. Smells OK, no problems there. Taste is alright but not special. Canít get over the Sea Monkeys though.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
My bottle says IPA squared. When poured there are little chunks of stuff floating all round in there. 09310FL-112360910 Smells like any other IPA but perhaps a little dull. Yes, that chunk stuff makes it rather interesting inside of a hazy brownish yellow orange substrate. First taste is a big hoppy mouth coating rude bitter rototilling across your mouth soapy bitter green grapefruit rind slap in the jaw master blaster. There, you have it. Session is the same, nasty nellie. Those things floating in there must be chunks of green grapefruit rind. This is one big uncivilized drink of a beer, Iím sure this is supposed to be in the double IPA style, wew. Finish is bitter old chewy pine and spruce tar sap.
Michael_Colgan (4) - - JAN 31, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed DIPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth clover hops, with loads of esters, a bit of nail polish. In mouth, sweet caramel malt with floral hops, a bit of citrus, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fresh growler consumed same day as bottled. (labeled as IPA2)
copper orange in color with a thick 2 finger off white head. light aroma, very malty, caramel and some very faint hints of citrus.. odd for a "double ipa". taste is mostly of sweet malt with some astringent flavor towards the end. was hoping for a lot more.
JoePeesie (850) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Note- The bottled date was unreadable so this beer might be better than this rating implies IF the bottle I had was not fresh. Pours an orange brown with 2 fingers of white head. The nose and taste are of muted hops, niicely balanced but not very strong or bitter. Malt profile was fairly simple but there.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Lake Geneva brewpub. Dark golden pour. White head with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and dish soap. Taste is soapy with bitter hops. No malt sweetness as reported. Out of whack. Medium palate but slightly watery for the style. Meh.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craft. Slightly cloudy copper pour. This one is all about caramel malts and fresh floral hop. Both ingredients are very noticable in both aroma and taste, but blended well. Itís good.