changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in Secret Santa. This pours a amber-gold color with a good thick frothy head. A notch of lace clings to the glass after each sip. The aroma is a fairly basic scent of pine, resin, and caramel. Going down this is silky smooth with a hefty sweet caramel backbone supporting a sharp resinous hop profile. The flavor has hints of citrus with a touch of grass. The finish is bitter and dry. Solid stuff.
profhuggybear (3) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A double ipa to give your palate a rest. No overdone bitterness. Foamy head lasts several minutes. Light amber color. Light hop aroma with a hint of malt. 9% abv is hidden in the flavors. Sweet, slightly floral romantics. Nice malt back bone balances the more subtle bitterness. A very pleasant beer to drink. Not over the top , but made to sit back and sip in a chair and relax. Two of these and you will be in a very relaxed state. I really enjoyed this interpretation of a double ipa.
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth with mild fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, little caramel. Sweetish marmalade and dried fruit hops. Nice touch of lime marmalade as well! Light finish. Nice.
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting cream head. Hop resiny aroma. Some toffee biscuit sweetness in the mouth. Very smooth in the mouth. Quite hoppy but not over the top. No real burn on the finish. The ABV is hidden well. If I made a DIPA this is how I would want it to turn out, balanced and hoppy but not super hoppy, good biscuit and sweetness in the mouth and good bitterness on the finish. Good
That1Guy (1902) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can (excellent) picked up in a variety sixer. Pours hazy orange with a white head and good lacing. Started off okay, but now that it’s warmed up a bit the flaws begin to show. What started off as a nice, fruity bouquet of mango and tropical fruits has now given way to unmistakeable squashy pumpkin. Yeast death. Gives off a harsh bitter finish in the end. Not over the top and not undrinkable, but a bit flawed for sure. Still a good looking beer and a good looking package.
Travlr (11415) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with jackl. Clear golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of fruity bitter citrus. Taste is herbal lemon lime. OK.
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours amber orange, white head. Aroma’s hop-ish, taste is sweet malt. Decently executed, not special, not one of the pieces of malt crap.
Benzai (8146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Clear golden to light orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, very hoppy, fruit hops, soft to average bitterness, some tropical fruitiness. Medium body and carbonation.
Concealer (765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Clear golden copper with a frothy off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, pine, light caramel and biscuit. Flavor is pine resin, grapefruit, biscuit,
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious double IPA. Large amounts of hops make this a strong IPA which is what a double IPA should be.
dlihcsnatas (289) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
How things change so fast. Got this today in the CAN! since it has been some time seeing these on the shelf and did not have one of these tan drab cans in my collection. I had tried this once before and knew that I liked it from the colorfully labled bottle back in September 2011. Checked my notes on my personal database and yes I did give this brew good marks back then and have that bottle sitting high up on my display of beers. Sadly the CANS did not live up to the high alpha acids of a double IPA and yes there was the metalic taste and aroma. Still good brew with the nice pine, citrus, hop flavor, but nowhere as good as back in 2011 from the six pack of 12 ounce bottles. From previous info would have givin this high marks but yet another case of loss due to getting it in the CAN!