portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle to a snfter glass. Poured dark orange-redish in color. Smell faint hops and maybe alittle of grandmas house. I felt that the taste was very standard as far as imperial DIPAS, grapefurit woody in taste hop tingles on your tongue. I would buy again, but don’t go out of your way.
drjay44 (2445) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thin tiny bubbled short lived head, with some lacing, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6-7) body.......nose is heavy with pine, resin, pineapple, light citrus.....taste initially is sweet malts with caramel, later sharp bitterness, with pineapple and resin notes, finishing with licorice and a bitterness that lingers....mouth feel is thick and chewy, tiny bubbled carbonation gives a flavor explosion. Another of the myriad of well done DIPA’s. BJCP 8/2/16/4/7
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a cloudy, dark amber with a half inch of sudsy white head. Nose is floral, hops, pine, malt, and oranges. Taste hops, caramel, oranges, and malt. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this is not bad at all. This DPIA favors more malt than hops, though both are very obvious, so it is a great introduction to the style for people whom are not hop heads.
ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
as i am not a fan of very hoppy beer, this beer does not rank high on my list. aroma is pleasent, but the beer itself is quite bitter.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle openend in Trojka.
Dark hazy gold with a good white head and plenty of lace. Big chewy hops and a great malty backbone. Nicely restrained for an American double IPA. A great hop blend that works really well. Good citric fruit, nice grassy notes, faintly resinous and just a hint of caramel. Hint of pepper in the finish with some good length to the bitterness and drying as it goes. Good beer.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber orange pour light white head .... citrusy hop aroma nice lacing ..... taste of sweet malt and citrus grapefruit hop with a decent bitter hop bite at the end a mellow and enjoyable Imperial IPA .... have had better but this ones a winner
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold amber pour. Malt, sugar, and pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, grapefruit, hop. Awesome.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from GBBF, shared with tashi, 2nd Sept 09. Hazy amber, small magnolia head. Booze-laden hop aroma. Rich, with decent amount of malt to balance the piles of hops. Almost syrupy in terms of palate. Doesn’t feel "double" - just feels like an IPA with more alcohol. Really naff bottle too.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Nitro @ Teresas] Amber with a creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, toast, and toffee malts. Taste of pine, citrus, toffee, spruce, with caramel malts, a grapefruit and alcohol finish.