auerbrau (3153) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cask Republic - New Haven, CT. Plain, green, planty aroma. The flavor follows through in a lot of bitterness and coppery malt. Clean, but yellow with raw hoppiness. I can’t get into this, it feels like an overly bitter Amber Ale with young flavor hops.
PhatB420 (615) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz into a stemmed harpoon leviathan glass. Pours a bronzed orange with plenty of copper and brass backbone. Thin lacing dries fast, a 1-2cm head which is light and thin and paint white. Aroma is quite pleasant with orange, pine, grass, hops, and a very flush organic feel. Taste is hoppy at the front, mixed with the citrus note, dry apricot, a melon twist, conceptual grass offerings, grapefruit, but thinly coated with sugar, hops, faint mango, and juicy starfish. 7.6 is a questionable status for a dipa in my opinion, maybe an imperial status would suffice, but nonetheless, this is a stellar brew. So easy to drink, it flows almost effortlessly, Abv complements this one immensely and gives it a punchy bite and kicking it al up a notch.The dry and bitter finish mixes well with the bold and effective hop after taste and keeps me coming back. Glad I picked up 6.
Marstonlad (395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. A color of deep amber with a medium-sized frothy head. The aroma displays rich hoppiness; it is floral, piney and exotic and has also some caramel and fudge, as appropriate for a DIPA. Taste is light to medium sweet, initially caramelly, but later heavily bitter. Hops push their way through; notes of tropical fruits, berries. The palate is medium to full bodied, sticky and a bit harsh and aggressive; the carbonation seems slightly too lively. Rich and varied taste, you gotta love this style.
EvilCat (51) - FRANCE - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille. Moustache Blanche. Robe orange surplombée d’une belle mousse blanche. Nez de résine et de pin. La bouche est dominée par le caramel et le coté résineux du houblon. Légères notes de fruits exotiques et de zeste d’agrumes. La finale est sèche et alcoolisée. Le tout est bien amère. Une dipa un peu brutale mais agréable.
msnelling09 (147) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a hazy, sunburst orange with a nice fat head of slightly off-white, creamy bubbles. When splashed against the glass, the head leaves sticky strands of lacing on the sides of the glass with a healthy lasting-time. In body, the beer is slightly hazy, but clean of any particles with some translucence. On the nose, the beer smells of a classic DIPA. Pine needles, sweet citrus, slight mango, distinct spicy booze, dank weed, and even some mellowing caramel malt which is helping to accentuate the tropical fruit notes. It’s a touch boozy in the nose for my tastes, but has some nice classic hop scents. This is not a game changer, but plays to the style well. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially sweet with citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and bready malt. This eventually is balanced out by a healthy shiver of hoppy bitters, which spike high and mellow into a smooth, balanced finish, carried along by a boozy bite that sometimes seems strong and sometimes is perfectly fine. Acidity makes a slight play in the mouth, but only around the edges of the hop notes. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet caramel bread, mango, and other indistinct tropical fruits. This is mellowed by the strong wash of aspirin, pine resin, and lighter dank weed, which roll into the middle of the sip and provide some nice balancing bitter wash. As the sip moves towards a close there is a huge fusel alcohol note that is quickly washed away in the rich hops and malt, but does briefly poke its head a little too far into the flavor. The aftertaste is of sweet pine and mango. As the beer warms I start to sense slight apricot and peach notes on the middle of the sip, along with golden raisins and sticky toffee malt. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a middling carbonation that provides a nice pillow on the tongue. Mouthfeel for this beer is thicker, yet pillowy, which allows for a touch of crispness, and decent drinkability. When the beer leaves, the mouth is left deceptively dry and resiny, begging for more sips. Overall, this is a DIPA of classic stock. Pine, citrus, and sticky sweet malt play a nice game on the tastebuds, though the booze is a little too pronounced in both the smell and the taste. It’s reminiscent of Donkey Hote from Throwback, for me, but with more booze and citrus, and less pine. A nice DIPA with year-round status, making it ideal to stock up fridges regularly. Easy drinking hop-wash that will not blow you away, but won’t disappoint either.
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is of hops, grass, citrus, a little booziness, and some esters. Medium palate. Flavor is of hops, a subtle sweetness, grapefruit, orange peels, malts, and more hops. Leaves a nice fresh bitter hops finish. Good brew.
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange white fluffy head. Tropical aroma with peach and apricot. Taste is bitter with pine and resin. Close to full bodied with medium co2.
jbredbeard (1) - Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong lemon peel and grapefruit aroma, follows in the flavor with a good bitter kick that hangs around. Could use more alcohol in the flavor for the abv but excellent otherwise.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Hazy brass, creamy head. Rich, inviting herbal aroma. Bitersweet. Herbal, bordering on the medical. Lots of everything, I prefer them cleaner.
seantaylorus (18) - - JUN 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very refreshing especially on a humid day. The muted bitterness has a clean finish and a great taste. I strongly recommend this. A new fave.
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. To oversized snifter, it pours a honeycomb bright gold orange with which a quickly diminishing off-white head 1½ fingers in length stood. Aromas of burnt plastic & rubber, melted wax, stale bread, capers, agave syrup, Styrofoam, rotten eggs, hop pellets, wet cardboard, algae, and green peppercorn. Tastes much the same with the addition of pizza dough, sage, sweat, white onions, minced garlic, and sea salt. Stingy and astringent. Medicinal finish, which closely resembled crushed aspirin, juniper berries, and tin. Wasn’t a fan, but then again I can’t think of anyone who would actually like this.What was the point of this DIPA? To be barely drinkable? If so, congrats, Two Roads. You’re a success.