Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big alcohol is hidden pretty well up front; slow burn in the back of the throat over time. Sweet malt base with lots of caramel and toasted bread. Hops are grassy, piney and grapefruity. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Earthy and herbal aromas. Solid brew.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Persimmon colored body was clear and lively, with a three finger thick head. Extra props for the classy caged and corked presentation, with a little informative cardboard foldout tied around the neck. The aroma was rich with pine straw and grapefruit smells from the hops. The taste was citric and quite bitter. There was not a whole lot of malt backbone here, and the sweetness was mostly comprised of simple sugars. Pretty sticky on the palette, and a long aftertaste with a pepper like spiciness. Not a beer to make me go wow, but a solid detour indeed.
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Pours a beautiful golden amberwith a decent white head and some lacing. Has a bold hop smell but not over the top. The first sip is surprisingly smooth for a double but is just right for a 9.5. A little bit of the bitter hops perfectly balanced with honey and citrus. Really a great beer with perfect blending of hops.
TenMen (12) - Ames, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice presentation in the corked champagne bottle with wire cage. Appearance reminds me of clover honey, translucent orange gold and high viscosity. Fluffy, impermanent off-white head of small creamy bubbles. Sticky lacing. Surprisingly mild, sweet aroma; not as hop-forward as I would have expected. Crazy smooth. How is a double IPA this balanced? Especially with four varieties of hops. Maybe I have burned off my taste buds with hops. Not boozy or syrupy, although I am feeling its effects halfway through. Really decent stuff. A classic IPA with twice the girth.
matty (359) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark orange color with a thick, pillowy off-white head that lasts with nice lacing down the glass. Citrusy aroma that is a little dampened with some malt in the background. Medium bodied, taste is nicely balanced. The hops and malt work well together. Sweet malt in the middle of the tongue and bitter hops on the sides. Strong citrus hop taste. Bitter finish.Nicely done!!!
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled on Christmas Day, mild inviting aroma, rich color, lingering aftertaste, not the best IPA for my preference, but it has solid flavor
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TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly cloudy orange with mid range head. Nose is piney hops with some gingerbread/bakery notes. Thin body. Piney hoppiness, some citurs with strong bitter finish, some alcohol.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark golden color with solid foam. Classic hop profile, similar to their Hop Notch but a much stronger malt base due to the higher ABV.
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep bronze brown color. Hoppy and bitter with sweetness. Sip And enjoy this one over time. It's a keeper
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zizzybalubba (1792) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Yard House in Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. The flavor is juicy tangerine with a light piney bitterness. Moderate detection of alcohol. Nice beer!