Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Quite a Lovely Double IPA. Yes, Lovely. It packs the bitte punch of most DIPAs, but with a sublte, restrained touch. Highly fruity, this beer masks its bitterness with a charming, sweet bouquet and an equally sweet first taste. After a few sips, you begin to notice the strong hoppiness, and the slightly sticky aftertaste hammers home the point. A nice departure from the typical, over-the-top hoppy DIPA. I loved it. Koelschtrinker (22074) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Stimmiger, eher dunkler Hopfenantrunk mit ansprechendem Hefearoma. Dieses in Teilen milde Aroma wirkt hier etwas muffig. Die Hopfenaromen bleiben gleich intensiv, sprich auch dunkel. Zum Ende etwas intensiver, der Hopfen steigt leicht. Hefiger, stark hopfiger und frischerer Abgang. 12/10/10/12/11/11
fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice fruity hop aroma: citrus fruits, with a complement of resins, and apricots, sweet and jammy. Strong body, with sweet toffee flavor; powerful hopping, with a pleasant mix of soft resins and fruits. The finish becomes more bitter.mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Quite elegant. A straight and sweet Double IPA, it suits well my taste, but there is no surprise in this beer.
22 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions, pours hazy copper with aan off-white head. Aroma of intense pine hops and herbal flavours (pot?). Flavour of intense herbal hops, with the herbs lingering. Phenomenal IIPA. Oakes (19416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Golden-bronze. Citrusy, piney and lots of sweet, syrupy malts, too. Has a more balance finish, with the syrupy stuff dropping out leaving a hop focus.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Amber/orange colored beer with a big offwhite/yellowish head. Pine apple aroma, citrus, bread, milky notes, pear and sweet apples. Bitter hop flavor, fruity, cereal notes, pine apple, grass, hay, strong without bringing too much alcohol. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a fluffy white head and some sticky lacing.
S: The nose is full of tropical, fruity hops which give it that nice pineapple and tangerine aroma. There’s some definite sweet caramel malt in there as well.
T: The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with the same fruity qualities that are present in the nose. Luckily, there is a good amount of piney bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
M: The body is a bit thick and sticky and the carbonation is moderate, which helps the beer from becoming syrupy.
D: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It was balanced (which isn’t always my thing with IPAs) and quite easy to drink for 8.5%. Dedollewaitor (16544) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle @ Copenhaniacs tasting, Pt.1. Pours unclear orange with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is fresh hops. Pine and grapefruit. Flavor adds a lot of peach and a bit of bread. Medium bodied. Dry end djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Cask at flying saucers decade of draught. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium frothy off white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a light hop and pine. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and lingering light bitter finish. Easy to drink a very good IPA from Avery. MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2009 Total Score: 4.2
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium frothy off white head that leaves good sticky lacong along the glass. The aroma is a sweet floral hop with grapefruit and pine. Thin mouthfeel with a smooth light hop with grapefruit and pine. Very easy to drink hiding the alcohol. A very impressive IIPA.
Draught. Clear copper colour. Very small white head. Good caramelly flavour. Very clean bitterness. Good piney hoppiness. Very well-balanced.