Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s place, NYC that time we all got ripped. Pours clear, dark gold with a robust, white foam head. Toasty malt nsoe with touches of caramel, some lightly tangy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, orange and lemon citrus, faint alcohol, grapefruit, some lightly toasted grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish, some pine and grass, a bit of toasty sugar, dry citrus. Damn fine.
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with an average sized white head.
Pine resin and citrus aroma.
Flavor is resiny and bitter, following the flavor.
Not as sticky sweet as many Double IPAs tend to be.
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t know why this is called a double, it is really just a good standard IPA. Hoppy citrus nose, tarry, resinous body, pretty good, pretty standard.
smboselli (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really like it - tough on the mouth but has the bitterness I like in an IPA. Wouldn't group it with my favorites but would be more than happy to have again
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MrBunn (2516) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Infant believe I haven’t tried this yet. I pop the cap and as I pour, I’m already happy. Big citrus aromas of grapefruit and pear strike first with maybe a little resiny edginess to them. Body is a clear gold And supports a thick head. Flavor is a hop explosion with a biscuit and pear malt presence to hold it together. Very nice balance. Great beer. Hopefully I can find this by the case somewhere.
rangerred (970) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Excellent head retention and lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma has tons of citrus from pineapple, grapefruit, to a little bit of lemon. Some bready malt is detectable as well. Really an amazing aroma on this one.
The flavor has some of the citrus that was present in the smell although not nearly on the same level. A quick shot of citrus up front but it fades rather quickly. Bitterness is not very high which kind of surprised me. Alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish although it doesn’t really detract from the flavor.
Overall, a really good beer that dances between an IPA and an IIPA. One that is more of a sipper but is quite enjoyable.
jaymtee (32) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tiny hotel glass. Nice head with good lacing. Great bitter hops up front. Golden color. Hops bitterness lasts well with some make to back it up. A nice imperial IPA.
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of orange. Fierce head but not much carbonation to speak of. Bitter but ful of citrus. Not ultra complex. Pretty good
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright gold with a thick head that retains. Aroma is a blast of hops with a nice malt presence. Taste follows, bitter upfront and finishes with malt, ends balanced. Real solid ipa
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dannybob123 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma, a sweet floral bitter aroma. Good bitterness. This is one of my favorite IPAs. I usually smuggle this back from business trips.