GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12oz bottle -
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
Part of the Beer Camp 12-pack. Tons of citrussy hops. Reminds me of citrus rind and the bitterness associated with that. The sweetness keeps things restrained and what should be a showcase of hops, winds up playing nicely.
Bottle, mix pack, ty Kelly!! Orange pour, big white head. Nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is solid - big hops as expected, mostly citrus. Body is a bit thin and there is not much in the finish. But it is a very drinkable double IPA. Nice job - nothing cracy, just good,, and that is fine with me. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Name: BC Double IPA (29)
Date: June 09, 2011
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: hazy copper, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus hops, sweet sticky pine
Flavor: big sweet crystal flavor, lots of hops, sweet pine, tongue scraping bitterness, hot peppery spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Sampled in a 6 pack. The hops were a little rough on this one. The alcohol is strong on this one as well. Overall, I had higher expectations for this one but it is still decent. mar (5440) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
crisp gold/amber with a white head. nose is super fresh hops. light resin, and fruits. chewy palate, big malts up front, followed by pine and resin. bitter finish.
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a cloundy orange with small head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, lemon and hops. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness. The balance of hops and sweetness is very good. A nice semi sweet hops bitterness that lingers a light year in the finish. A very solid DIPA. Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a clear gold colour with an aroma similar to the hop wallop by victory. It does have a grassy resin flavour to it with a hint of something else i cant pin down. I guess its typical of the stuff coming out of the US today although im not a big fan. anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Draft @ SBWF2011. Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish. milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Fine herbal DIPA! Bitter after-taste lasted as long as any beer that I have tried. Clear gold color, medium body and head. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Appearance: orange with honey hues. Pithy head is fluffy, clumpy, and patchy. Rests with a gentle haze. Swirls blotchy with sticky lace and a patchy blanket.
Nose: grapefruit, lovely grapefruit – white mostly with some yellow. zest, skin, and lemon. Grapefruit pulp and juice – freshly squeezed. Pine and spearmint in the back. Key lime is a subtle suggestion. Seviche finish of fresh citrus juices amidst sea breeze essence.
Palate: grapefruit, key lime, and lemon hits hard and fast, leading into pine needles and hop resins. Pith and rind – take above fruits and rind away. Deliciously simple.
Final Thoughts: not overly complex but the flavors were bright, rambunctious, and eager to please.