pivnizub (9983) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, deep golden, bigger rocky, lacy and slowly collapsing off-white head; mild to moderate resiny-flowery nose, traces of yeast and grains plus faint illusions of wood and vanilla; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, creamy MF; well balanced and lingering bitter-sweet finish with notes of flowery hops, cough syrup and caramel; hoppy -as expected- aftertaste. Yes, they can…
craighill (96) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours golden-syrup coloured beer under a two-finger white head. Slightly cloudy. Hop aroma is partly green citrus, some orange too, and mostly pine. Oily mouth feel. Not much malt character on tasting. The hop components are strong but broad enough to avoid being too one-dimensional.
ibrubeer (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Marriott, STL. Light hoppy aroma, a little citrus. Color is clear, golden amber, light white head and nice lacing. Flavor of citrus (tangerine?). Med body. Overall a good DIPA, but I expected a bit more hoppiness.
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a clear copper body that supports a full light tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up mango and pineapple as well as mild spicy earthy hops and some citrus. The taste starts smooth with clementine and tangelo citrus and mango to pineapple hop flavor rolling into more and more hop bitterness. It then slides into a modestly bitter and dry finish. Tasty IPA.
dambor (349) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow with a nice head. Aroma: pretty subtle aroma of citrus, some pine tree. Taste: very nice refreshing taste, again with subtle taste of citrus, pleasant pine tree and a touch of sweetness from the malt. Also nice bitter, balanced palate. It is very clean and well balanced. This beer is super drinkable, with the 8% ABV well hidden-it can therefore be very dangerous. It is definitely a plus if one can brew a big beer, which at the same time is very clean and subtle. However, I am personally expecting more aromas and flavors from a double IPA.
SPDickerman (1121) - Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear coppery orange with a large off-white head. Smells citrusy and some pine. Taste is pine that moves to citrus. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Urban Chestnut STLIPA finishes with a smooth, soft sweetness.
yy0pp (1186) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma - Nuts, flowers. Taste - Light, mango, hops, honey.
bubblehouse (1209) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice imperial IPA. Pours a murky orangish color. Has a really smooth hoppy flavor.
ContemplateBeer (1946) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at The Fountain on Locust in St. Louis (a great place for food + dessert, by the way). Aroma: More malt forward than you’d expect; lots of cereal and a little caramel. Hops mostly tend toward grapefruit with some orange bitters. Appearance: Light copper body with light streams of carbonation with a solid bone cap. Flavor: Malts and grapefruit lead with more orange bitters toward the finish; cereal intensive for an IPA, though it does dry out nicely in the end. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Too malty of an IPA for my liking.
rotaman14 (538) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange body, lasting white head with decent lacing. Aroma of nuts, honey, hops, a hint of tropical fruits. Starts off very balanced between hoppiness and maltiness, then becomes more bitter and spicy. Smooth and full body. Not extraordinary, but nice enough and pleasant to drink.