craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 half of a growler from Foothills. deep hazy orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. deep citrus hop nose with grapefruit and orange notes. full chewy body with loads of hops and a solid malt backing to balance things out. light fruit notes linger with a touch of spice. semi-dry finish with a big citrus bitterness that sticks with you along side a thick malt presence. one of the most balanced and strong IIPAs out there.
zizzybalubba (1860) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2009
on tap at Tylers Taproom in Durham, NC on 3/21/09. massive hop bomb.... dark golden color with average white head... pleasant citrus hops on the nose... big body loaded with hops ranging from citrus to pine. Seeing Double IPA is a full force IIPA that isn’t afraid to throw the hops at you, however, it is not too overwhelming and is quite balanced considering.
On tap at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham. Pours dark orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass. Well balanced taste of pine and grapefruit with a malt sweetness. An excellent DIPA; I only wished they bottled this so that I could have it more often. doctahdj (11) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Gatlinburg. Tulip glass. A very hoppy beer. Nice finish. First taste really shocks the pallet with all those IBUs, but it has a nice smooth finish, and nice aroma. For a strong beer, it is easy to drink. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a hazy light orange yellow with big frothy white head. Much lighter appearance than would be expected. Aroma sugared orange with slight citrus twang. Flavor surprisingly light on palate and perfectly balanced. Bit of dry bite up front then citrusy slight sweet middle and very mild warming boozy hop finish. Love it. Totally kickass beer. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Big thanks to TurdFerguson for a growler of this. The pour was turbid rust color with 2-finger, creamy white head. Aroma of big piney hops, bready caramel malt, some mango, black pepper, tangerine. The taste was very hoppy, with a hefty caramel malt base, some black pepper notes, mango, tangerine, honeydew. This one is on the chewy side, with a very hefty palate, a lot of hops, caramel malt, and fruit. It gets even fruitier, hoppier, and denser as it warms, almost acquiring a low level barleywiney profile. This is an outstanding beer.
SacSirPlato (19) - New Buffalo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Pour from a growler. Thanks Ryan! I was stunned by this beer. It’s almost close to a barleywine with such big, strong malt flavors and sweetness. The hops are huge too. Seems like all the big American hops are showing up for the party. Big, but balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Sticky on the finish, but still manages to be clean. The breadiness, sweetness and nuttiness combined with the hops of this beer are pretty incredible. The best offering of the three Foothills brews I’ve had. The hype is true: A great brewery and a great beer! Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/20/09. Had this on tap at the brewpub. Came out a hazy deep gold with a big frothy white head on top. Retention was superb, and there was perfect rings around the glass for every sip. Beautiful. Smells of grapefruity citrus, floral tones, and warm bread. This is very inviting.
Mouthfeel is crisp and firm for this style. This is a total citrusy hop bomb! Huge grapefruit bitterness followed by a mellow sweetness that is absolutely wonderful. Nice tart zest in there as well. This is not boozy in the least. Perfectly sweet with no harshness present at all. Freaking excellent. Drinkability is very high, which is dangerous at this ABV. This is one of the best DIPAs I have ever had. Absolutely recommend. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2006
On draught at WBF in Raleigh. Nice lacy head, golden-copper color with a slight haze. Aroma is very attractive--hoppy and citrus with a good bit of malt as well. Flavor is similar, very smooth, with a slight alcohol burn. Very good, and the best beer at the WBF I went to. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Growler from BleacherBum. Dark amber/orange color. Small head with excellenct hoppy aroma. Sweet and thick with smooth earthy hop flavor. This is a very thich and chewy IIPA. Some alcohol, but that never hurt anybody. THIS IS ONE BIG BEER. freekyp (2192) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2007
A huge IPA with a solid malty backbone, redolent with piny resin-ridden hops. Highly drinkable for a 9.5 percenter with a long mouth coating earthy hop finish. Clear light brown with a rocky off-white head, this brew leaves ample lacing and is a treat for the eyes and tongue.