Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty beer, but too malt-forward for a double IPA, IMO. That said, it does have some tasty malt flavors of toast, caramel and brown sugar. Hops are grassy, floral and somewhat citrusy. Balanced bitterness. Fruity alcohol. As a "beer" itís pretty solid. As a "double IPA" itís way too malty.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starr Hillís best offering. Look- amber with sticky head. Best way to describe this IPA is "wet". Hops are floral, citrusy, spicy, lovely. Very good.
rajendra82 (1048) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Standard DIPA appearance, with an orange-amber colored clear body, one finger thick head, and lots of streamers. Why mess with success, right? The smell was a little subdued, as the hops didnít hit me in the face. I could detect some grapefruit, and mandarin orange smells, as well as a bit of fresh cut hay. The taste was also not very hoppy to me. There was a herbal bitterness, and a touch of spice, but mid palette and finish was dominated by honey like malt. The sweetness overpowered the hops, but it was not a dark fruit like sweetness approaching barleywine character, but rather a sugary, syrupy taste, making this an odd DIPA. It did feel good and soft in the mouth, and the finish was clean. It was a different take on the style for sure. The closest similar beer I can think of is the Green Flash Green Bullet.
Advocate_Ames (573) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a reddish orange color. The head retention is rather nice with some lacing. The aroma is of citrus hop tones with minor pine and mild to moderate booze. In tasting I noticed how sweet this beverage was. It has a descent malt flavor but the malts were a tad overpowered by the sweetness and the mild bitterness of this beverage. The finish was rather enjoyable with a sweet malty flavor reappearing and a lingering bitterness. Overall I enjoyed this more than I thought, it was a spontaneous choice.
jw0406 (1125) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours an orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, lots of citrus. Full bodied, nicely balance with the malt, a nice beer.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this dipa, my first VA beer. Drank it while watching the Virgina Mich. St. NCAA tourny game. Good Simcoe flavor plowing through this great beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a lots of little floaters and a medium sized foamy-creamy orange-white head. The aroma was sour and tangy pine and vague fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and tangy pine, grapefruit, lemon, caramel and a bit of cracker. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
lamas (1555) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Packaged on: 01/06/14. Mine says 8.6% ABV. A clear ruby/amber pour with a smallish antique white head. The pungent aroma features lots of resiny pine, grapefruits, oranges, zesty citrus rinds, rye, and some caramel. Relatively medium-bodied on the way down. The taste starts with some caramel and sweet cereal grains. Tangy oranges, bitter grapefruits, and zesty citrus rinds finish things off. A lingering dryness at the end. A little rye here and there. Some warming alcohol is noticeable throughout. Tasty stuff.
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
)n tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Pours deep and dark amber. Modest but durable head.
Aroma: Interesting aroma is hoppy, as expected, but has an unusual character that is floral and herbal but otherwise rather hard to describe.
Flavor is more earthy, with mild to moderate bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation.
O: for hop heads.
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut with a light tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy with a strong grapefruit note. Flavor is epically hoppy and has a nice sour citrus underpinning. Texture is firm and fizzy, and leaves a seriously hoppy and citrus finish. Double platinum indeed!