SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle 12oz. - Poured amber color with medium white head.
Aroma - piney and citrus hops with nice sweet malt mixed in!
Flavor - ultra smooth yet crisp piney hop taste with a nice balance of malt.
Palate - medium bodied with slick smooth texture. Finish is bitter and has little afteraste.
Overall - nice IPA. Really does’nt seem like a IIPA to me but still a great tasteing beer!! nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle scored via trade. Pours a totally transparent, copper, orange amber with a lacing, slightly creamy, slightly off white head. Unique aroma, oranges, lemons, cantaloupe, biscuit dough. Flavor is fruity, oranges, lemons, melons, caramel, crackers. Full bodied, dry finish. A different take on a double IPA. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2010
(bottle) Pours a clear light amber with a large white head that retains well and leaves good lacing. Aroma is full of tangelo, Tang powder, crushed Daily Cs, and maybe a bit of cracked black pepper as well. Citrus scents in many forms exhibited here, but they all retain that candy-like quality. Taste is quite sweet with plenty of citrus, orange, tangelo, and a slight caramel undertone before rounding out into a fair dose of bitter grapefruit pith. Not as potent as the aroma, and as it warms the alcohol turns up the heat and clashes with the other flavors. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is spot-on. A decent beer. Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Kind of a copper coloring to it with little to no head on top. Bitter flavor with some malt characteristics to it. Good balance between the malt and hops. Had a lot of very similar beers like this one in the past. Not too bad for a standard IPA. phaleslu (10101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Blueberry Hill. Pours an orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Notes of piney hops, orange citrus, resinous pine tree sap, pineapple, sweet malts, and sugar. Medium-bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel and active carbonation. A little too sweet for my liking but a nice, piney DIPA.
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2010. Copper color. Strong hop aroma and flavor with mango, lemon and toffee. Strong yet smooth bitterness. Good smooth and firm IPA. KyotoLefty (10197) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle at Wachi. Big, fruity, earthy aroma with caramel and great hops. Bright, shiny, amber color. Sweet caramel flavor, very fruity with cherry, plus nice grass and citrus hops. Strong bitterness. Rather high carbonation. A bit too sweet, though bitterness in the finish balances well. A pedestrian, but very well done IPA.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a dense beige head. Aroma is driven by intense hop esters of pine resin and grapefruit. Medium body, mouth feel is sticky with good carbonation. Big hop extract notes of pine, grass, and citrus and light pineapple, however, there is a strong enough caramel, sweet malt foundation to support the bitterness. Flavor is distinctly Lagunitas. Finishes slightly sweet with a good dose of lingering bitterness. Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 11, 2010
Drinks much lighter (and indeed easier) for a DIPA. Hops are fresh on both the nose and palate, and there’s plenty of resin sweetness and malt power coming through the aromas as well. Holds the sweetness in the mouth but for the most part enough bitterness to cut through. Some aniseed to finish. Very solid. AWISLguy (3046) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a golden orange with a lot of activity under a 1/4 inch head. Aroma is lemony grapefruit and pine. That carries into the flavor, which carries a nice bitterness throughout. Some overriped fruitiness in the mouthfeel, but I would characterize as an ipa not a double. A good ipa, better certainly than their regular one as this carries through on the promise of the aroma.