mickmac (486) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange body with sparse of-white head. Citrus aroma and taste with a bitter finish. Oily, resinous mouthfeel. Possibly an old bottle. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Murky amber brown with an off white head. Nice aroma, resinous piney hops, slightly citrus, some mango in there. Taste is very nice and balanced, resinous piney hops, orange marmalade and mango, some caramel malt flavour too. Fairly tame in the bitterness department, could easily be ramped up if it’s to consider itself a double ipa, good body. Very nice and smooth, probably be more fitting to consider this a regular ipa rather than a double. Stands up to the Americans and British. I really liked this MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arômes de houblons américains fruités et surtout résineux. Robe ambrée et passablement trouble, effervescence moyenne et belle mousse qui tient bien. En bouche, le caractère aromatique du houblonnage à froid est à l’avant-plan, supporté par un corpulent malt caramélisé et moyennement sucré. Finale montrant une longue amertume. Intéressant, mais je préfère les IPA moins maltées et moins résineuses. magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2012
Draught. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, a bit of pineapple, citrus and floral hops. Tastes of a medium sweetness, with a medium-large bitterness with a nice balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, somewhat syrupy texture. Finishes clean with a short bitterness. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Appearance is golden brown with a good white head. Aroma is pine, wet grass, pineapple. Taste is caramel, pine, passionfruit. Nicely balanced, detecting both malt and a good bitterness on the palate without either dominating. One of the nicest IPA's I have had, a good break from the overhopped trend of the Pacific Northwest.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit, mango, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely lingering passion fruit and pineapple. Superb! cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
bottle at home ... from my 2011 GBBF haul ... soft zezty grapefruit hop nose ... juicy fruits ... zezty citrus ... pineapple and grapefruit ... juicy malts ... orange ... some passion fruit ... dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Slightly hazy yellow/orange, thick bubbly white head. Big resinous hop nose, hint of pepper spice, big orange pith. Juicy orange and tropical fruits, big pine resin, slight boozy warmth and a big juicy drying hop finish. Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 17, 2012
Buona buonissima, il colore e’ decisamente piu’ scuro rispetto a quello della foto! Sembra una reale extra o forse il contrario, chi puo’ dirlo! Cmq ottima 2ipa!!! Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite fruity with citrus and passionfruit coming out most along with some nice hop character. Taste is also quite fruity with some biscuity notes leading to a well balanced bitter finish. Lovely soft mouth feel. Great IPA.