norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Pours a dark amber with dense white head. Smells of faint citrus. Full mouthfeel, citrus and hops. Bitter finish. My wife says it’s "sweet and hoppy" amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2008
pours a deep amber with lasting head. scent is strong with lots of hops. taste is full of hops and has tones of brown sugar and citrus. finish is very nice with a hoppy aftertaste. thanks to ilanman for providing this one. iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Great cloudy orange pour with an off white head with a little lace. Hoppy on the start with a great mouthfeel. ends with a slight bitterness mixed more so with a sweet flavor. trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep amber golden, somewhat brown. Nice white head to go along. Big sweet smell of hops and lightly roasted malt sweetness. Taste is full bodied, lots of sweetness up front, but with a big backdrop and finish of hops. Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Pours a dark golden color. Medium thick blond head that lasts. Fragrant, floral hop aroma. Thick malts and bitter resiny hops. Warming alcohol and bitter hop and dry finish. RERATING: I’m upping the score because it got much better as it warmed up.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Liqourloft tallahassee, finally back in stock. pour was a strong dark amber with a small whitish head. The aroma was citrus hop dominant, grapefruit maybe hint of pine in the background. The taste was aggressive and delicious hops. They call it a double pale ale but the hops are similar to an IPA. bitter and tasty grapefruit and more hops start and finish with a sweet and mellow malt backbone present to try and keep things balanced. little alcohol in the finish but not as much as i would have expected of something weighing in at 10.5. deceptive. body is medium to full. BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Handsome light brown body with a beige head. Rich aroma of over ripened fruit, vanilla, and a little pine. taste is fruity, grassy, resinous, very rich and complex. Nice balance of hop bitterness and sweetness, with a warming alcohol burn. Good stuff Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Murky orange color, little head. Aroma is bitter with citric hops, an alcoholic touch. Flavor has grapefruit, grass and malts in it. A very thick, almost oily mouthfeel dominates the brew. The high ABV leaves an alcoholic aftertaste. bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Aroma is mostly hops with an earthy orange hint. pour is light amber with a massive creamy off-white head. Taste is hoppy and citrusy and very bitter... the after taste is very nice - lots of great flavors- alcohol burn is a bit much but then I noticed the ABV.
The website says 10.5% but my bottle says 11.5%. Certainly not your typical Double Pale Ale - more like Double IPA meets Barley Wine??
All around a nice brew. Just be sure you are in the mood for a strong one! Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - APR 20, 2011
Pours crystal clear amber with a light carbonation. A few tiny bubbles rising in one thin line from the bottom of the glass. Really thick, rich, rock steady off white head. Powerful super hoppy fruity aroma. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit and pine needle hoppiness. And hang on cuz this is a strong one. The hops hides the alcohol but you need to be strong yourself to keep this dog on the leash.