mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light cloudy amber color. Good head. Unique initial aroma. Very unique taste; not my favorite. Light on palate for a double IPA.
jmthomp07 (14) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a pretty good iipa that could be great if it wasnít so strong. The hops and maltiness in this ipa are balanced pretty well as far as flavor, but there is so much alcohol in it that it is kind of ruined. Itís really difficult to brew beers over 9% abv that wonít have a strong alcohol bite. If I have a good double ipa, Iíll drink it myself because they are still relatively easy to drink. Whenever I drink one of these, I find myself splitting a bottle with someone else.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a white head. Aroma is fairly sweet with some nice tropical fruit notes. The flavor is tropical fruit and pineapple, candy, cherries and booze. Fairly interesting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, thanks to mora 2000, clear yellow pour with aroma of jello, flavor of sweet sugary caramels, warm finish
mike67 (724) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-orange with a medium lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is of bready malt, yeast and hints of hops and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly tangy. Taste is of intense citrusy, spicy hops with bready and caramel malt and some fruit in the background. Finish is long and very bitter. I did not like bottle conditioning idea in this DIPA.
LKay (103) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Horrible for my palate. I love IPAs, but once it gets sweet and starts to taste like malt liquor I am NOT a fan...
alassio (70) - USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Certainly the 2nd worst ídouble IPAí Iíve had (after the one Trader Joes carries). Dense, tight un-charming bitterness coupled with creepy fruity sweetness. No redeeming characteristics. Yuck.
AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet. Clear gold and white head. Sweet. Aroma of candied fruit. Sweet. Tastes of candied fruit, caramel and sweet malt. I donít usually like sweet beer, but they pulled thia off.
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stoudtís Double IPA has a medium-to-thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, and some thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of lemony citrus, white bread, shoe leather, and maybe apricots. Taste is of white bread, citrus of some sort, toffee (to a small extent), and somewhat bitter hops (but, certainly Iíd never guess 90- seems more like 35 or so, to me). Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Stoudtís Double IPA finishes dry, refreshing (oddly enough, being that itís 10% abv), and drinkable. Even though itís a rather peculiar beer, it is very good. A NOTE: Alcohol flavor is not really picked up with this, but halfway through the bottle one will know in the brain that it is most certainly a 10% alcohol beer. Youíll feel it!
ChazMing (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Head did not last, must use lots of adjuncts to get abv, and the one I had did not lace very well. Starts out ok, not as bitter as Ibu would have you think, and quite sweet, so not well balanced that way. He biggest problem I had was with the finish. Strong anise notes and lingering. Weird. Aroma pretty neutral in my opinion didnít get the "boozy" taste others have mentioned.. I love IPAís but just canít deal with this one.