popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle, home. Surprisingly good DIPA. This beer pours a medium amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is quite good, a mix of a variety of hop flavors - mostly floral and citric. There’s a touch of caramel malt, but this is clearly a hop ride from the outset. The flavor is pretty much all big chewy hops. I guess it’s dry, but it’s hard to taste much beyond the hops. If that’s not your cup of hop tea, then you won’t like this beer much. There was a definite paint thinner note when the beer was colder, but it fades to further hoppiness as it warmed up. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but them’s the breaks with hop juice. Super hoppy DIPA. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/4 inch layer of white foamy head.
Aroma: Big grapefruit and orange up front, with a subtle whiff of pine.
Taste: Pine, grapefruit, brown sugar, orange, spicy and sweet malt holding all those hops together.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, juicy and medium bodied.
Overall: Excellent. A remarkable Double IPA with a big nose and big bitterness. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
bottle thanks to @danwho. deep gold with a cream head. nose is ridiculously hoppy, citrus, florals and, great esters. great on the palate, the thickness is very nice. smooth citrusy hops and a resiny aftertaste. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours clear medium yellow with oily bubbles on the edges. Nose of biscuit, pineapple, and sweet oranges. Taste of grapefruit, bitter oranges, with a nice sweet balance. Medium body that finishes bitter in a good way. This is an excellent DIPA! ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours and orange yellow color. Nose is pine, pine apple, and spruce. Taste is sunflower, citrus, and dark karo. Nice.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to mar. Golden orange pour. Aroma is slightly light struck, but tons of citrus and caramel. Flavor is orange, spicy mint, orange rind, grapefruit and an excellent bitterness. Yum! JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Aroma is strong, a deep, yet sweet molasses. Akin to Tower 10 I’d say. Color is copper all the way, slightly cloudy. Getting a lot of caramel and booze. The hops are apparent as well, but the bitterness is almost masked by the strength of the syrupy alcohol. Not getting much by way of florals or citrus, rather I’m smelling and tasting resin and sugar. For me, the Imperial mold has been broken by Pliny the Younger. If Russian River can make 11% abv taste so damn good, Left Coast could have made this brew a bit more enjoyable. shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2010
pint bottle from city liquor downtown.. pours a courageous, muddy, veiled orange/copper with a light head that disappears quickly.. the aroma is very inviting with floral notes dominating immediately and then followed by a pine crusted hop scent.. great aroma. initial hit to the palate is a punch of hops but then quickly followed by a sweet, caramel almost toasty barage of malty goodness .. Very well constructed for a double... the hops even out and play fair and with ever sip I am reminded that just because he has a beard it doesnt mean his skin isnt smooth.. This double IPA’s rough exterior is overshadowed by its smooth demeanor.. Very well constructed from start to finish with the floral aroma and finishing hops settling in and allowing the malts to join the team allowing the rest of the double to take form, a simple sweetness that pulls me back for more.. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Billy D HOP JUICE has left the building and taken the ladies panties with him...Damn, thats a good double... Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of mar. Clear yellow color. Aroma of sweet hops with heavy sap pine notes. Taste is easy hops with heavy sap pine notes. Taste is easy hops with a high level of sweetness and sappy pine hops. Tasty and has a wet enough finish to be solid. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.
Pours a yellowish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus with some pine. This is what a beer like this is supposed to smell like. The flavor is orange citrus hops with a little pine mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.