Thechasm442 (409) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, fresh from this years batch served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a clear orange amber with an inch of frothy off white head that leaves ok lacing. Aroma is fruity, orange, pineapple, and mango. There is some pine as well as wood in there too. Taste is fruity as well. Pineapple, orange, mango, and lemons. The pine comes in with caramel and oak flavors. Mouthfeel is medium and easy to drink. Nice DIPA.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow/gold pour. Citrus hops, oak, bready malts, grapefruit peel, grass. Flavor seems to have lost some of the fresh hop essence by being in barrels...but it tastes nice.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not nearly as vibrant as I was expecting. I'm curious about oak aging an IPA... as the hops, wet especially, are best when fresh. Very light, flat, confused pine grapefruit, slight oak
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BeerSquare (117) - - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like this more than I remember likeing heavy handed, or anything else hoppy from Two Bros-- I tend to prefer their maltier offerings.
But this one is exactly what I like in a bigger IPA-- not quite in the DIPA/IIPA range of many other breweries in terms of overall gravity and eat it with a forkedness, but with most of that hop profile, still a substantial malt backbone to balance it, and not overly heavy.
I especially like the very lively carbonation, and its interplay with a relatively complex mix of hops-- starts off with a good burn, but ends much later with a nice banana style sweetness.
MadIndian (2634) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid Double IPA.
I liked the doughy / caramel malt, grapefruit, oak and grass blend.
The oak added to the dry / poping fresh finish.
Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with white head. Big piny grapefruit aroma with hint of caramel sweetness. Ful of pin hops..good malt biterness balance..
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a deep orange color with a tiny white head. Nose is of hops, though not as strong as a traditional IIPA. Taste is very light for a IIPA almost resembling a straight IPA.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of oak and caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor with oak hints and hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with oak in the aftertaste.
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. Bought the over sized bottle from a local Costco. Extremely smooth and great taste.
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark orangy brown with a very light tan head that disappointly rises only half a finger and is gone immediately. The lacing is light.
The aroma is light for a dipa, there is a light sweet citrus to start then you get some hops, alcohol, and soap.
The taste is spot on with the aroma a little sweetness on the front, in the middle you get a lot of alcohol mixed with some hops and it finishes with a light hoppiness.
The mouthfeel is real viscous and lasting.
This beer is drinkable but you probably wouldn’t drink more than a bottle yourself.