Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 It smells so pleasant with a nice blend of citrus hop notes. The can sits in front of you and the beautiful scent of marijuanaesque hops wafts to the nose in an awesome way. It pours cloudy golden with an orange hue. Some of the cans have more prevalent hop sediment than others. Both bottles I tried had generous amounts for sure. The full juicy body goes down so smooth and the hop flavors reflect the aroma perfectly. There is no bite at all, the juicy citrus hops make it right to the cusp better never go over!!!! Perfect. Best IPA ever. robinvboyer (4849) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
Unbelievable aroma of grapefruit, sweet floral citrus. Its like drinking grapefruit juice! The only other beer to make me say that was a fresb hopslam! I cant get my nose out of the glass, its intoxicating! So sweet and juicy, the finish is a wicked pithy bitterness just like if you bit into a grapefruit! The citric aftertaste last forever. For hop addicts like myself, you must seek out this beer! I have no choice...... I have to give this a 5! Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Amazing. So much aroma from all the beautiful array of hops in this beast of an IPA. For being high in alcohol content, it was barely detectable, as it went down easy, all 120 IBU’s of it.
*I just decided to change the appearance from a 4 to a 5, because this is exactly how a double IPA should look and this beer is perfect. fdeag24 (1) - - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
Awesome beer !!! Nice citrus pine balance perfect beer has just the right texture.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 Can. 16 oz. Split with Thomas. Pours hazy gold with a massive, bubbly white head. Aroma of pure, fresh pineapple, plain and simple; it’s something to behold. Tastes like a hopped out pineapple juice. Jesus, the taste is better than almost every other IPA I’ve ever tried, double or otherwise. The palate is clean, supple, and a bit tangy. Oh, sweet, sweet Jesus, I would drink this beer every single day for the rest of my life if I could. It is, all around, the best IPA out on the market right now. It’s better than Sculpin, it’s better than Double Jack, it’s better than... Well, okay maybe Ruskie River’s Pliny series and Blind Pig give it a run for its money, but really we’re talking apples and pineapple at this point. Whatever you have to do to get this beer, do it. Get it fresh, there’s no reason not to. John and co. keep this beauty churning nonstop. Thanks, Alchemist. I’ve enjoyed every single glorius can of this beer. Cheers. I mean it.
Shilo (2) - - APR 7, 2012 does not count
Pours a motor oil yellow -orange, two finger white bubbly head. Smells like mango, pineapple, sweet goodness! Taste is hoppy with a quick bite and then a smooth sour finish...not too bitter. This beer is so drinkable...so lucky to have it locally! hollardustin (330) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2012
I’ve had it from the can and from a glass. It pours a hazy pale amber with a nice white head. The color is fittingly not too unlike the color of grapefruit juice. The aroma is unbelievable with an extremely pungent bouquet of hoppy, citrus, grapefruit awesomeness and some floral notes. The taste is more of the same, very dry with intense hoppy flavor and bitterness. Literally like drinking carbonated grapefruit juice, this brew is spectacular. An instant all-time favorite. freeski919 (85) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2012
Have had from can, and on tap at Alchemist before it was destroyed by Irene. Aroma- Intense piney, floral the instant you open the can, and it continues throughout the drinking. Appearance- typically drink from a can, but when poured, it is a rich, hazy gold. Taste- A full bodied hoppy bitterness tempered by slight citrusy sweetness which allows the beer to have a smoothness one would think impossible from such a high IBU brew. Palate- a medium bodied brew with lively carbonation. As said, is quite smooth, but finishes bitter, with the hops back to the forefront. Overall- A fantastic Double IPA that is surprisingly easy to drink, but does not sacrifice an ounce of flavor for that. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Canned. Poured golden in color with a nice white head. Hop aroma bursts from the can. Tons of grapefruit and other citrus flavors form a strong aroma. Flavor is clearly very bitter but has a rounded sweet taste. Very mellow and well balanced. If it wasn’t 8% ABV I could drink this all day long. Erakmeshak (2) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2012 does not count
Drink from the can? Ok!
N- very floral, at the same time full of pineapple, mango, citrus, and pine. Also getting white grape.
Very earthy, dank and resinous. You can definitely tell it’s unpasteurized.
A- nice golden amber / orange color with haze for days
T- everything in the nose and then some! Finishes real dry and leaves a nice hoppy coating in your mouth. Mmmmmmm also very smooth. Quite deceiving.
I’ve never had a beer that tastes like this. So sweet and hoppy with a little spice. Perfect brew IMO