Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Draft at Dunedin. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met and good surprise from this house.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Small white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pineapple. Sticky medium-full body. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
A golden ale with a thin white head. A nice aroma of light floral hops, some funky points, citrus. In mouth, a rather chalky example of a regular IPA, with light British hops, some light astringence. A nice IPA but not double. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 12 2009. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, grain, citrus, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, herbs, and caramel malt with a dry finish. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, some medium malt. Taste is raw pine/resin hops with bite, secondary medium malt, some alcohol. Somewhat slick mouth feel. Good carbonation.
hopscotch (11098) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draft… Clear, dark golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is resiny and earthy – mainly pine. Full-bodied and almost chewy with moderate carbonation. Even at 78 degrees (sunny day; sat outside), the hop bitterness wrestles the pale and caramel malts to the ground and neutralizes them with a full nelson. In other words, the lupulin is the star of this show. The finish is lengthy and bittersweet, but the bitterness lingers on the back of my palate long after the sweetness has faded. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2009
Name: Rock Double IPA
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, soft hops, touch of peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of hops, earthy and floral, well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish that continues to build
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Tap @ brewery.
Pours copper with thin white head.
Aroma of floral hops, some caramel notes, malts and syrup like sugar.
Taste, had just plenty of hops - floral notes, with some light grapefruit presence and some spices.
Balanced with malts and caramel giving the beer a syrupy / sugar mouthfeel. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub during RBWG 2010. The aroma is citrus soap and a touch of hop and the flavor is similar but with a bitter kick, yet still an underlying sweetness. Not great, not terrible. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at the brewery. It poured hazy orange-ish copper with gold edges and nearly a bright white head. Served up a bit warmer than the usual frigid pours. Still comes across too cold for the style. The aroma has sweet malts, a touch of caramel and modest citrus. The taste begins with a mix of sweet malts, crystal malts, grapefruit and tangelo bitter citrus hoppiness. As midway is being considered the various malts fall back to reveal an increasing level of citrus hop bitterness. Caramel sweetness and a modest amount of roasted malts hang on into the finish. It ends pretty neutral with lingering citrus hops and mild dry roasted malt astringency creating a pleasing balance to a beer style defined by its lack of balance. It comes up well short of pushing the limits of the style but its malt chewiness and hop presence puts it into the IIPA category. Fully sessionable and very satisfying brew.