northropfrye (3294) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks cards04 for this one! Light cloudy yellow body with some head, quickly fading and some lacing. Nice strong pine aroma, a touch of lemon and vanilla and some resin. Quite bitter and dry tasting, bitter aspirin aftertaste, dry almost wine wine quality, a touch of booze heat. Smooth palate. Overall a pretty great double IPA.
Espo1 (35) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - cloudy yellow with tight white head
A - dank hops hit the nose with a slight malty hint
T - well balanced malt and hop profile that finishes sweet
M - well carbonated
O - good beer that is well balanced for IBUs and hides the alcohol well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
biirusaikou (2585) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of citrus hoppiness, grapefruit followed by refreshing pine, solid caramel maltiness. A lovely hop bomb with a dangerously high drinkability :)
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yep some floaters, piney grassy hops in the aroma poured into perfection in a pint glass. Thick and rich this one is a winner pineapple at the end hold it back a touch. This is a solid D IPA. RECOMMENDED!
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy gold. Slick white head leaves nice sheets of lacing. Earthy hops and bready, malty aroma. Dirty earthy resinious hops. Sweet stone fruit and citrus notes. A bit of spice. Medium bitterness with a dry finish
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11C. Pale amber, a few particles, large white head. Aroma of ruby grapefruit, citrus blossoms, peach, pine. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet stone and citrus fruit, zesty and floral notes, pine not overwhelming. Dryish finish with firm but not rampaging bitterness. No unintegrated alcohol. A delight.
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, floral. Pours hazy golden with a thick white pillowy head with excellent retention and lace. Taste is citrusy and piney with a nice candy sweetness balanced by an expressed but not over the top bitterness. Palate is perfect for style. Very nice DIPA.
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at West End Tavern. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, caramel, citrus, peach, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, resin and hops. Excellent double IPA.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally tracked a bottle of this down to CBB (last one!) roughly 600 odd yen served in a plastic glass. 8.7% deep gold big head of foam midway between fizz & cream. Big bold hop bouquet pine, fruity/floral & some resin, a bit earthy. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a light refreshing palate cleansing finish. Refreshing. The taste is too bitter for my taste: pine, green, resin, a bit herbal/floral and some earthiness. Quite balanced but the finish is quite bitter. Pretty good and I can see why it is beloved by hopheads. As it warms up the malts join the party making it bitter as hell but a bit sweeter and more balanced. Not my cup of tea but well done.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Look: pours dark gold color. With a bright white head. Hangs around for a little bit, but not long.
Smell: tropical fruit. Fruit gum. Sweetness. Slight floral notes.
Taste: tropical fruit. Slight sweetness. Light bitterness. Pineapple. Flowers.
Feel: medium carbonation. Medium dryness. Heavy film on the mouth.
Overall: good double IPA. Would love to enjoy on a hot night in the summer.
First drank: home 7/17/14