MattShizzle (541) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - Xmas present. Light golden color - clear. Hoppy aroma. Really good! This might even be better than Hop Wallop was. Really, really hoppy.
AndySnow (3400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grass, caramel, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, grapefruit, hops, fruit. Bitter finish.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Victory...I don’t hear much from them...not like when they were *the* brewery to watch for in about 2003. This beer is yellow with a white head, and subdued aroma--English even. More classically West Coast in the finish, which ends particularly sweet. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)
jimhilt (2406) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Almost clear straw/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is tart grapefruit with some caramel malt. Lingering tart/bitter aftertaste. Stretch to call this a DIPA. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-13-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a one finger of white foamy head upon pouring. The head has a moderate level of retention fading over a few minutes to leave some foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some patches of foam on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet citrus and some grapefruit bitterness. The grapefruit aromas are actually quite nice, bringing both bitterness as well as some sweetness due to the overall grapefruit smell being of ruby red grapefruit. Mixed with these smells are some tangerine and a bit of peach and pear. A light pine aroma complements the grapefruit and with a light bready smell, the overall aroma is rather pleasing.
Taste – Overall, the taste is very much as would have been expected from the nose. The taste begins heaviest with a nice ruby red grapefruit flavor. This flavor is complemented by tangerine and some caramel sweetness initially, with more tangerine coming to the tongue in the middle and at the end of the taste. With the tangerine sweetness, some lighter fruit flavors of peach and pear also come to fruition. Toward the end a bit of a pine and grassy hop flavor come to the tongue bringing a slightly different hop dimension to the brew. While the pine and grass come to the tongue, the grapefruit really surges at the end, with the combination of flavors leaving a sweet citrus and bitter-sweet ruby red grapefruit flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on average to the slightly lower side. Both are rather nice for the bitter grapefruit flavors of the brew and make for a pleasant slow sipper.
Overall – This was a wonderful hopped double IPA. Tons of nice citrus in the tangerine and the huge ruby red grapefruit with other nice hop flavors complimenting and a nice creamy taste to boot. This is a very nice brew.
60minuteman (769) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma, some spice, wheat, malt and citrus. Taste is where it’s at. Starts with a piney hop, earth, citrus. Well balanced between the bite and malty sugars. Reminds me of a Camelopardalis. Finishes smooth and medium bodied.
Psytron (1325) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of hop, herbs. Cloudy amber colour, high white foamy head. Heavy aroma of hops, grapefruit, also some spruce and fruit. Bitter. Rich body, lively but soft carbon. Challenging but in a very good way.
alkolord (70) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden trüb Im Glas, süßlich fruchtig in der Nase, solides süßes Malzbett mit schönen Hopfen Aromen. Schönes dIpa
pilsnerrogge (2503) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden with a slight haze and a dense head.
Wonderful aroma of sweaty hops, ripe fruit, goose berries, dark currants and resin.
Well balanced bitter taste of resin, pine needles and grapefruit.
Vighals (1193) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gulbrun litt tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Humle, grapefrukt, annanas og fersken. Bitter humle med mye moden søt sitrus.
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Nedre Mölla 25/9-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, grapefruit, pine needles. Taste: Hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter.