BVery (7226) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Bottle. Very slightly hazy orange pour with a small soapy white head. Nose is pine and tropical fruit hops, but I’m getting a bit of aspirin in the nose as well. Wonder if this bottle is a bit old. Moderate palate with good carbonation. Taste is an initial sharp pine and pineapple hop, but its well balanced and finishes clean. Thinking I need to try this a bit fresher.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at freakin frog. Clear gold with a wickedly sticky white cap. Aroma isn't much of anything. Very muted pine, with a touch of citrus. Wow. For a double, this is weak. Taste is light caramel with watered down grapefruit and pine needles. Palate is left starving for something.
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely hopped with a dry bitterness, matched by sweetness with hints of vanilla and caramel. Really good beer.
nsquishee (622) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent double IPA, but not particularly unique. Nice hop profile and palate, but not as memorable as others.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the label. sawdust aroma, some caramel. clear yellow amber with solid off white head. odd in the mouth, a vapor, tongue attack. flavor swings on the sweet side wihtsome solid, woodsy bitterness. static and odd
Trev (1968) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish pour with a thick off white head.
aroma is caramel and piney hop. some pineapple/tropical fruit as well.
Flavour is more of the same, caramel sweetness to the front backed by tropical/resinous hop presence. Light burnt sugar tones. Alc is blended well. Not too sweet, not too bitter.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured reddish/amber with a grayish head. Nose was resinous with big time hops. Loads of noticeable hop flavors, but not too bitter. Citrus, pine, woodsy, and a bit dry towards the end. Some malt flavor crept in for balance too.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly clear, light orange color. Nice lacing. Nose of bitter, yet sweet hops. Citrus, tropical fruits, candy sweetness. Alcohol hidden very well! This is one of my go-to IIPA’s, esp for the price- love it!
TexHill (7) - Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful amber with good clarity and a nice full head. Plenty of lacing down the glass as I drink it. Great citrusy aroma and tastes just like a higher alcohol west coast IPA should. Nice bitter finish and yeah, you can tell the alcohol is there, but definitely in a good way. This double IPA really surprised me, especially since I only paid $8 for a sixer. Really, really nice example of this style. Gonna stock up on this one.
ilovedarkbeer (2373) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with a large creamy off white head. Nose is woodsy, herbal, sweat, sunflower seeds, and caramel. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.