msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Trinity. Pours clear copper with small white head. Aromas of dank hops, grapefruit, and sweet malts. Flavors of grapefruit, oranges, caramel, and sweet malts. Solid DIPA that is on the malty side, but packs enough hop bitterness to make it solid.
Grundlepaste (10) - - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong hop aroma. 125 IBU according to the fine lad at Tap and Handle, yet the taste does not necessarily reflect that. It has a more balanced complex flavor than some of it’s counterparts that advertise an obscene IBU level. It does have the sweeter taste that goes along with being a double IPA, which also hides the fact that the beer is sitting at 10.5 abv. Overall, a very impressive beer. A must have.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tap n Handle Foco. Hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Fairly citrusy, lightly piney aroma. A bit toasty, light caramel malty, piney, somewhat bitter, earthy, citrusy flavor. Pretty good.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark gold with a big billowy head that gives way to thick lacing. Nice light citrus aroma with hints of pineapple and bubblegum. Taste is big and bitter pine with a lasting bubblegum aftertaste. Dry on the mouth and sticks around.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange-yellow with white head, aroma has big notes of citrus, pine, resinous hops with some sweet caramel, toffee, some biscuit and hints of spice in there as well. Taste is nice big bitter pine and grass, hints of lemon, tangerine and orange lead into caramel and biscuity notes, finishing bitter and slightly dry. No sign of alcohol, nicely done.
craftbeerdesign (2243) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. cloudy golden pour with a 1 finger white head. big dank citrus hop nose. medium to full body with aggressive hops throughout. citrus / floral bitterness through the finish.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral hop aroma. Golden in color with a white head. Seriously hoppy and light bodied. Just hops...attacks your enamel.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange. Big floral nose with lots of bitter citrus. Palate is great-lots of citrus peel without being overly bitter. Very lingering finish. This is on cask, so i’m not sure if more bitterness comes through on tap, but for me, this version is great.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle bought from the brewery and opened into sniffer in San Diego. Beautiful double ipa! Smells full of sweet fruity citrus hops. Tastes pretty strong bitterness and medium thickish bodied but rather smooth on the palate. There is so much great hoppiness going on in this brew. Overall 9 of 10.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #27. Hazy golden orange color with a very small white. Nice hoppy aroma, slight oxidation. Light flavor, juicy, medium bitterness, not bad. (1850)