trapped (3406) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2016
Draught @ Albion.Clear rich golden with large foamy off-white head, strong piney aroma, high carbonation, medium bitter hoppy taste, thin body, long medium bitter finish. If this is not an IPA I don’t know what is. ChadPolenz (1846) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA NikkTwist (3287) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2016
AROMA: Potent hop presence of grassy/spicy/herbal aromatics. Some citrus as well. No distinct malt presence. Clean fermentation profile. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Amber/pale orange hue; slightly cloudy body but CO2 visible. Large white froth retains and laces very well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Dank hop flavor and bitterness hits the tongue with a thud rather than a crisp sensation. Flavors are of the New England-style IPA sub-genre (grassy/spicy/oniony). Only a minor orange flavor on the backend. No real malt sweetness aside from a slight honey taste, although palette is definitely not off-balanced. Some alcohol emerges right as it finishes. Clean fermentation. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full bodied; medium CO2. Mouthfeel is thick, soft, and smooth. Some alcohol warmth from the 8.3% ABV and a brief dry sensation (not astringent per se). 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Another very good NEIPA made even more impressive by the fact it’s a lager. Glad to see it in cans, too. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 40/50
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Hazy blunt gold pour with soft off-white foam and lace. Expected fuzzy Kiwi hops but feels a bit smoother and managed this time. Unobtrusive balancing malts. Notes of satsuma, mango, blood orange, wood resins, and bamboo. Feels solid. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Tall can from Whole Foods, Columbus Circle. Hazy golden body with slight head. Nose is hoppy, floral, straw. Taste is hoppy, straw and nice bite to it. Pretty solid hops to it. Nice stuff. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours clear gold with a huge pillowy white head...great retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly boozy and has a good bit of melon...some hoppy spice...touch of fruit. Flavor is even more boozy...firm bitterness...resinous...earthy malts. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry, resinous finish.
popway (222) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Clear waffle yellow pour with a ring of white foam The nose - melon, orange juice, tropical melange. On the palette, crisp and sugary, medium bodied
The backbone has a dry coating of flour, which seems odd to me satagajr (19) - Virum, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2016
My first Double IPL...let’s see where the bar is set.
Poured from a large can. Golden colour- on the lighter side. Big fluffy white head. The aroma...dear lord the aroma. Very fresh, very clean. Citrusy and fruity. Taste is nice, very well balanced. Those fruity hops (tropical) come to play but there is a malty sweetness that is there as well. It’s really, really good. I had no heads up going into this and WOW how pleasantly surprised I am. This is freaking good. Westchesterco (2081) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall it is a clear golden with an off white head. The aroma is pineapple and the taste is pineapple with hints of grapefruit with a bitter finish Iphonephan (7089) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall. Pours A clear gold with an off white head. CItrus aroma. Flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and biscuit. Bitter finish. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy white head. Notes of lemons, green hops, white grapefruit, honey, and baked bread. very very good.