jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice hazy copper and bronze body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, earth, resin and a very pungent and nice canned fruit smell - like peaches, pears and pineapple, all with that viscous syrup that’s all fruit juice - nice! Full-bodied; Strong and pungent resin and pineapple flavour up front with a large alcohol flavour, some hop bitterness and a light grassy flavour at the end. Aftertaste is purely sweet, resinous and showing some good alcohol notes throughout, but the discrete hop flavours are fairly muted. Overall, a nice and powerful Imperial IPA with a lot of fruit sweetness - that shows well, but a bit different than most other beers in this style. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Spec’s in Dallas, Texas on 01-September-2015 for US$1,78 sampled at home in Washington on 07-November-2015.
vtafro (6418) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange golden pour with white head. Citrus, light herbal hops a touch of sweetness. Orange, citrus, light pine hop Flavors, finishes with a touch of sweetness.
JDBaker11058 (1844) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
appearance: clear light amber, a beautifully frothy/creamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. aroma: blood orange and grapefruit, graham cracker and caramel, some vanilla, then some lemongrass and pine. taste: caramel and vanilla (like a werther’s original), a bitter orange creamsicle, lemon juice, light grass. finish: slick, slightly oily, but also somehow watery, with a bit of lingering hops that are almost more aromatic than flavorful, but still feel fake and perfumy. notes: This is not a good double IPA. Palate was slick but somehow watery. Alcohol is not well-hidden. Hops provide some aromatics and some astringent heat, but not much in the way of flavor. Malt bill is unstable as well, seeming both too strong but also muddled. Just couldn’t like it. 12 oz can as a souvenier from the brewpub is Salt Lake City.
IndianaRed (3693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a can light medium Amber Full sandy head big up front fr su hoppy aroma and flavors bitter earthy hop flavor at the end Big and bold Good DIPA
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale copper, lacy head. Light fruit hop aroma. Taste has pleasant malt base, stone fruit hops, (no grapefruit or pine resin), a hint of pepper spice. palate is light. Starts with stone fruit, merged into the malts finishes quite dry. Overall, lighter than most double IPA, but very drinkable.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light copper, minimal head. Fruit aromas, Malty. Taste is sweet malty slightly hoppy. It’s ok, too sweet for me.. Thickish mouth feel.
MaBeer1972 (1757) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. A medium golden amber color with a frothy off-white head. Strong sweet aromas and flavors. Herbal-pine notes. Heavy body. Slightly muddled finish, but otherwise a decent DIPA.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big grapefruit and sweet malt on the nose. A little sweet and think but enough bitterness as well. Good if not quite a standout.
Andrew196 (1358) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Love the cut of and the picture on the label. Hazy marmalade in color with an nice, off white head. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine citrus on the nose. Big on flavor but not obnoxious or overbearing like this style often finds itself being....the pine makes a big introduction with more citrus, a much sweeter version than on the nose. Well done.