glennmastrange (2919) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2017 philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Big Picture Show in Waitsfield. Pours a lovely deep copper with an off-white head that lingers. Aroma is a pungent, mixed spicy hops flora. Flavor rich with citrus high notes, but backed up with a solid caramel on the bottom - but not enough to be sticky. Medium body with soft carbonation. Lovely long, twisting aftertaste that finishes softly and leaves you begging for another sip.
This is a gutsy IIPA that takes no prisoners. It’s probably the best beer I’ve had out of the Two Roads Brewery. Different, and bigger, that it’s name-alike Double Sunshine which seems a little shy by comparison. No compromise here I’m happy to say.
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Can. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, heavy pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with light dried fruit and solvent in the background. Head is small, frothy, white, with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy light amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and has a lengthy bitterness. Palate is medium, oily and silky, with a lively carbonation and a sticky and alcoholic finish. Excellent DIPA with perfect balance in flavor and aroma. Nische (2512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017
Can shared by Pilsnertest, many thanks! Clear orange with white head. Crackers, citrus, hay and a dash of cat piss. A bit underwhelming. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Month old can. dark orange. Slightly maltier than expected, but with a complex hop aroma and flavor - tropical fruit melon and citrus. Lightly bitter. Good stuff - glad I finally got to try one. beergearbox (92) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2017
As I was going to Harvard Square,
I met a man who didn't care.
He didn't care again today.
How long has Harvard been this way? scarletfire65 (1505) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Can at Fraunces Tavern in NYC with the wife. Big aromas of stonefruits and citrus. Delicious bitter fruity IPA. Resinous hop profile. Dry finish.
jb (3407) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2017
A beer with big buzz, I was a bit disappointed. Clean with nice lacing, light orange. Standard citrus notes, Good not great. Ron (4180) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Draft at the Farm House Tap & Grill in Burlington with JB, Anne and Patty. Medium gold, hazy. Medium body, smooth texture, light flavor, rich average length. Bitter, very dry, moderately crisp. Intensely hoppy, herbal, citrus pith. Not as enjoyable considering the reputation. hopbitch (4) - - OCT 23, 2017 does not count
Top three in my book. Always an enjoyable pour and will have you stumbling home after three. Use a glass, aroma and hop forward flavor works better than from the can. Never not satisfied.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Valomir (64) - - OCT 21, 2017
Okt17 (fra NYC) - gyllen lett sløret med fin hvit skumtopp. Dufter friskt av blomster og appelsinskall. Smooth munnfølelse med lett fruktsmak og fruktig ettersmak. Flott tropisk IPA uten at den er en typisk NEIPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beaver (1845) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2017
16 oz can, packaged 9/21/17. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a medium bubbly white head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is cracker malts with piney resiny hops and a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet soft fruit with big resiny piney hops with decent bitterness and a lightly sweet fruit finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice DIPA. I remember it being a bit fruitier with less resin and better balanced on tap.