Brandon8 (13) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a goblet. Caramel + hay aroma, amber + clear in color, minimal head, light sweetness, citrus + herb taste, and surprisingly medium bitterness, light body, thin feel + soft carbonation with bitter finish. Overall it is a very drinkable beer but surprising in the lack of bitterness for a double IPA. Nice hop + malt balance.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the Indy Tasting Room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice well hazed glowing amber pour, frothy whitish head laces well, a good murky haze, moves into glowing sunset. Aromas are a good dose of citrusy hops, grapefruit and lemon, orange, bigger toffee, caramel, with some bread and biscuits. Initial is a strong bitter hop presence, good grapefruit, orange, lemon, some fuzzy peach with florals, grass move into some bready and biscuity malts, touches of toffee, caramel to balance the hefty up front hopping. Sweeter on the backend but still fairly bracingly bitter, dry, some resinous pine works into the fold as it warms. Pretty good, sweet bigger malts beneath do peek through, but the hops still do their job, are displayed very well. Good hop presence, orange and grapefruit, good hoppy presence.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Hazy, peach-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet offers a nice medley of praline, apricot and peach. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Flavor-wise, this baby is like biting into a toffee-dipped and tropical honey-soaked grapefruit rind… ‘nuff said. Lengthy, citrus rind finish. I’m fairly certain pantanap shipped this one to me. Thanks, Kan!
AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Sendiks shared with ck1. Pours a cloudy orange with nice lacing. Aroma is both sweet and bitter fruit with pine. Taste is sweet fruit, pine, some maltiness, resin leading to some stickiness with some alcohol presence. Finishes medium long with bitterness and stickiness. 13.5 for ck1.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark gold, a dark appearance for a double ipa with very minimal head. nose of citrus and herbal hops. firm bitterness prior to a lot of pungent herbal hop character. a lot of alcohol but it adds a fair amount of depth mostly. there is a touch of malt, possible really low crystal or munich, but it is not destracting from the hops. overall an average to slightly above average double ipa. not bad
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, shiiit, this tastes exactly like tropical mango juice, no sign of alcohol here, mild but persistent bitterness. This is the ultimate beer for the non-beer-drinker, it goes down like juice, tastes like juice, is this juice? Mildly carbonated, seriously a fruity beer. ---- In the bottle it is not as satisfying.
dselo (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy, citrusy aroma. Color is very nice. Citrus notes continue into the palate along with plenty of hops bite. it’s nice and dry and is therefore pretty good with food from my standpoint. At 9.1 % alcohol, you get that alcohol burn at the finish, which may detract a bit from my overall score.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #43. Dark orange/amber color with a dirty white head. Big pine aroma with a bit of grapefruit and a little bit of age. Still tastes great, bitter citrus bite that lingers for a little bit, very drinkable and pretty nice overall. (1487)
jkwapil (6) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Great aroma and color. One of my favorite double ipa. This is worth picking up.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from hrking
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Pine resin, caramel and fruity
Taste: Grapefruit, pine resin, caramel malts and bittering in the finish
A nice IIPA, Well balanced, tipping towards the hop side which makes it event better.