Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours amber with two fingers head. Smell is really hoppy. Taste is juicy and bitter. Not really my thing, but I can see the appeal. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Bottled (thanks KK!). Ambery golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some mild earthy and herbal notes as well. Also some bready and mildly sweet maltyness gives a nice balance to it. Flavour is fruity, floral and quuite herbal with some biscuits, bready and caramelly notes. Big sweet malty and fruity finish. Hides the alcohol well and is actually very pleasantly balanced for being a double IPA! joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On draft at Kennedy’s Irish Pub and curry house in SF. This beer paired really nice with the vegetable curry wrap I had here. It pours dark orange with a small creamy white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with berries and tropical fruit. The flavor is the same with some grass and light pine in the finish. Not amazing, but enjoyable. The alcohol was hidden very well. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
A great amber color with a very faint off-white head. There’s a faint floral aroma with some citrus and a nice hoppy flavor with some resin and a sweet and velvety aftertaste. A very drinkable DIPA. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a hazy orange colour with a finger or so of head. More floral than citrus on this one. Tastes that way too. It’s alright, but I think there are better options out there.
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draught. Nice floral and fruity hop aroma and flavor over a robust, toasty malt base. Yeast adds a full, slightly fruity element, which sets this appart from a lot of cleaner west coast IPAs. Definitely has a little more body and balance than some, but the isn’t too much caramel flavor or sweetness, which could totally ruin this. Solid IPA if not one of my favorites of the style. sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Medium statured offwhite head, fairly lasting, spotty lace. Hazy copper hued ale. Nose is a bit spicey, citrusy with a little hay. Body is medium, light resin, nice carbonation. Gentle hoppy, malty balance, citrus, pine, bread and caramel, little flowery, lightly spicey. Dry hopy finish, gentle bitterness. Bomber from 5000. Thanks Andre! JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bomber shared with the fam, who answered the call when I requested some west coast hops in the fridge. Haven’t tried a Ninkasi brew in a while and this one was a welcome bitter tonic after a long day. Full bodied, moderately cloudy amber brew, with a big fluffy head. Floral notes followed by long bitters in the nose, and the flavors follow suit in an elegant, balanced, and dangerously quaffable DIPA. BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap. Good malty sweetness and strong hops. Well balanced. Nice citrus flavors. A bitter finish that could use a little more punch. Solid Double India Pale Ale but not outstanding. fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber thanks to SuzyGreenberg. Pours a nearly clear amber with a 2 finger, fluffy ivory head that has good retention. Aroma is citrus, floral and spicy hops, caramel and something that reminds me of pickles. Flavor is spicy and citrus rind hops up front, sweet malt, light caramel and toast, noticeable fruity yeast notes and increasingly planty hops to the finish. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry, moderately carbonated and off dry on the finish. Solid IIPA, but the hops seem a bit faded.