LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a burnt orange with sparse white patches of sudsy film.
Aroma: Fresh cut herbs, peach.
Taste: Alcohol, bitter abrasive earthy hops and dry malt. Finishes spicy.
Mouth: Full bodied.
Overall: This beer grew on me as I drank it. A very unique hybrid Double IPA.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/10/2011 on tap @ Yards Brewing Company (2011-534)
Cleer deep orange beer, creamy off-white to yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very pungant, pine cones, bit fruity, spices, soapy, resin. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little fruity, pretty bitter, piny. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, some exotic fruits, dry hoppy bitter ending.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) cloudyh rich orange with creamy medium tan head. Nose of lemon, citrus zest, also oddly a bit tart! Taste is bready, orange juice, a bit tart of all things, pulp of an orange, not bitter, tiny hint of lemon zest, creamy finish, clean. Creamy body. Easy drinking, prickly carbonation. A unique DIPA that I liked a lot.
callmemickey (2089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Medium amber body with some clarity towards the edges. moderate white head. decent head retention and a real nice coating of lace left behind.
S: Herbal, floral, citric hops. Somewhat tea like. Good soft orange, lemon notes.
T: Nice delicate hop forward brew. The floral-citric notes dominate up front, but are by no stretch of the imagine overbearing. Gentle caramel malts hold down the fort.
M: Medium bodied. Not as smooth as the cask version, but still has a clean hoppy finish.
O: Overall, I thought the cask version was just a tad better, but this is certainly a dIPA even non-hop-heads can enjoy.
jredmond (4882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at St. Stephens with pat. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head. Aroma is pine, floral and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with pine hops. Nice fresh, refreshing pale.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St. Stephen’s with Papa Steve. Pours a deep caramel with a frothy white head. Aroma of piney resin, juicy citrus hops, slight toffee and caramel malts, and a hint of banana. Medium bodied with a loose, slippery palate. Agressive hop citrus flavors follow on a bitter finish. Like a Philadelphia Pale Ale’s older brother.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown honey color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of mild tangy orange tangerine, Amarillo hops, and light malt. Taste of Amarillo hops, citrus and light malt.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ. Clean lines. Beer pours amber, served in a snifter - 10 oz. Active head fades rather quickly, and the aroma is hoppy and also a bit malty. The attack is smoother than expected, but hoppy as it should be. Mouthfeel is smooth, not very lively. Nicely balanced beer but almost a bit too malty for the amount of hop character. Clean finish. A decent east-coast IPA.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
So so in my humble opinion. Starts with a clear amber pour and a rocky lacing white head. The aroma was a touch medicinal at first giving way to a boat load of hops and some alcohol. The flavor started with a malty sweet note followed quickly by the bitterness and some pepper. Finishes crisp and dry with a nice after taste.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange with a firm white head. Aroma is full of hearty biscuit malts, dirty citrus hops, and nice pine. Medium body. Flavor is of pine and citrus, biscuit, caramel, and toasted malts. Finish is mildly dry. A failry malty and biscuity IPA. Tasty beer.