yespr (49898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is distinct grapefruity hops and peachy notes. Dry and fruity flavoured, light peachy and grapefruity from back of the tongue/nose. anders37 (28527) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the brewpub, Oceanside. Clear deep golden beer with a very nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy caramel flavor, citrus, pine apples, biscuits, mango, oranges, some passion fruit. Hoppy biscuit flavor, caramel, citrus, floral, pine apples, mango, some grapes and peach. Nice drinkable beer with slvohol well hidden. Ratman197 (16040) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of biscuit, eathiness, pine, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light orange zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish. Meilby (11894) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2011
Sample @ Brewpub
KimJohansen (10504) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Cloudy golden towards amber with a medium off white and creamy head. Aroma was packed with grapefruity hops, pine and light toasted malt. Flavor had loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, pale malts and lemons. Bone dry and rediciously bitter. If only most double IPA’s would be dry like this. Lovely. MartinT (10240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
My Bottom Line:after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
This slightly awkward Double IPA manages to develop sand-covered oranges and loads of resinous bitterness, but the brash alcohol and unpolished hop character undermines its overall potential.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam caps the hazy blond orange.
-This cannot be the same Maverick that got rave reviews early on...
-This was not particularly aromatic for the style.
-As in most of their beers I had that day, there was not much malt flavour to speak of.
-The boozy notes approached that of cleaning fluid at times.
-When you’ve got a Double IPA like Port’s Poorman’s IPA a town down, this one becomes even more disappointing.
On tap at the brewpub.
growler. thanks, riverside! pours a cloudy, chunky dark orange with a loose white head. lots of stringy lace. enormous candied pineapple nose, there’s incredibly bright pine in there and lots of dazzling citrus fruit. creamy medium body with lively carb. orange, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, and toast on the mid palate...dry and clean, no stickiness, no oil, no lingering gumminess. just entirely drinkable but the aromatics and fruity flavors are overwhelmingly good, intoxicating in their power and allure. delectable, delectable dipa. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
On tap at the brewery. This entry needs to be split. I just spoke with the new brewer. They put this on a couple months ago and it is the first time that this recipe has been on since Kirk McHale left. This new batch is a 100% different recipe (hop and malt bill) according to the new brewer and can be identified by it being only 8%. Pours with a hazy golden body and a thick white head. Aroma is floral, citrus hops, tropical fruit and light caramel. Pretty darn good. Taste is caramel, straw, bitter, dry and fruity. Maybe it has been on for a bit too long, or maybe not enough dry hopping, but the flavor didn’t "pop" as much as I was expecting/hoping it would. Super dry and bitter finish. Lively and dry mouthfeel. Would liked to have tried Mr. McHale’s version. CaptainCougar (7134) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
On tap at the brewpub 2/21/10: Pours a barely transparent orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malts and lots of fresh grapefruity resiny hops and piny notes. Starts with nice light caramely sweetness and a good fresh resiny hop flavor and bitterness before a crisp bittersweet grapefruity finish. Very well balanced with an assertive hoppiness throughout. An enjoyable and dangerously drinkable IIPA. Glad to see the old Pizza Port Frank live on!