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.
SotallyTober (50) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky copper with off white head. Nice lacing present. There’s a caramel, citrus, pine, and light fruit aroma. Medium body that was smooth and creamy on the palate. Fairly sweet start that had a mildly bitter finish that stuck around. Flavor’s of citrus, pine, resin, caramel, toffee, and fruits. Not bad overall.
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep amber with a full, tight, orange-tan head.
Aroma: Quite sweet, richly malty, a bit savoury/brothy, big citrus with some resin/pine, dark toffee/treacle, a little berry-like fruitiness, some alcohol.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full, fine, velvety carbonation, kinda syrupy/slick.
Flav.: Richly malty with a savoury/brothy/dusty undertone, fairly full citrus and pine/resin, alcohol, black pepper, big stuff, quite sticky and sweet but also very hoppy; sweet with big bitterness and a long, malty, peppery, boozy finish.
Detour into the ditch. Jeebus, what a big beer!
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from Vegas. Poured a clear dark amber. Malty hops, pine and citrus. Pretty good.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5908-20131010] Bottle. Mild herbal grass aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange wood cream flavour. Medium-full body. Good, quite boozy. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, jercraigs, mds)
miyauchi38 (358) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good flavor. good maltiness to balance the hops. A little on the sweet side, but overall a solid double ipa
Gruffyboy (15) - - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Didn't really care for this one; the pour had no head and looked kinda like the water after a paintbrush is washed in it. The alcohol overpowered the flavor a bit for me - taste was ok, just too boozy and not really my schtick.
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Stoned99 (144) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First review so please bare with me ;)
Aroma: Malt steals the show. On the background, piney, fruity (apricot-citrux). App: amber with carbonation, white head. Taste: Good American double IPA but a little too much malty and syrup too much present, Nice bitter finish though. Palate: Thick. Overall: Great double IPA, happy that I drank it and would drink it again. Not he best double IPA I drank but far from the worst I drank.
Mep3222 (582) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of a bready maltiness with slight piney hops, but malt dominates. Taste is bready malt with a piney bitter finish. Palate is a bit thick and syrupy. Ok ipa, but not very balanced and much too malty.
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ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: very nice double IPA. Lots of tropical fruits and citrus sit on top of a big bready malt backbone.... Nice and sticky hops. Loved it.