PhatB420 (855) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2011
What a colessal speciman. Taste is earthy, hoppy, soil remnants, smooth grains, and organic. A fine double IPA as it flows quite enviornentally fresh, with distinct regards to the atmosphere. Head is about two inches at first pour, straight into a goblet. Smell is fresh and organic and hoppy. Taste is more earthy. Alot earthy. But enjoyable. Very much so at each sip. What a nice surprise to pick up in a 12 pack variety. SOLID Brew, mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
This is a beautiful beer. Typically citrus aroma with other summery grassy overtones, like sticking your head in a barrel of hops. Fruity, juicy malt quickly followed by a bitter resinous hop bite. The bitter flavor clings to the roof of your mouth and won’t release until the next sip. Not over the top like other DIPAs. I think I’m in love. MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle - from "Beer Camp" sampler pack. Light golden color - somewhat cloudy. Strong, hoppy aroma. Very strong and hoppy - excellent. dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Not a lot of aroma, but this is great. A very balanced hop presence, floral and bitter. At times subtle, I could drink this all the time. The best IPA of the evening at the Sierra Nevada tasting at Aces & Ales. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Sierra Nevada Double IPA is a hazy, light golden ale with a thin, creamy, bubbly white head that leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a big grapefruit-pine aroma with a fruity sweetness. Pine is the biggest element here. It’s pretty full bodied and quite smooth with a crisp, dry finish. It’s quite flavorful with a lot of pine resin and grapefruit peel. The malt tastes biscuity and peppery and balances things out pretty well. This is well done. A Sierra Nevada double IPA is something I feel like I’ve been waiting for. It delivers.
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of GandGKevin (thanks Kevin!). The pour looks nearly pale yellow going into the glass but in the glass is the expected rusty orange. A beautiful pillowy white head appears on top. The aroma is bold citrusy and grassy hops with noted tangerine and grapefruit rind and equal parts grass and pine needles. The flavor is pretty spectacular as well; bitter grapefruit is the first thing that comes to mind but there is a spiciness to the hops and just a hint of sweetness from the malt that helps to balance the overall flavor somewhat. The bitterness is lingering but is not unpleasant in any way. Sierra Nevada has really made an exceptional DIPA with this offering and I hope to at least see this as an annual offering. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
12oz bottle :: Camp #29. Best of Beer Camp 12pk. Vintage 2011. Gold cap.
Clear golden yellow color, tall white head. Stupendous lacing. Herbal, resiny hop aroma, loads of citrus as well. Flavor is sticky sweet malts bulldozed with the florals from the hoppiest of any Sierra Nevada I can think of. Loads of citrus, grapefruit rind, pine resin, herbal hops all through the finish with bitterness. Heavy bodied, thick and chewy. Between the heavy malt and powerful hop character, well-balanced Heaven.
9,4,9,5,16 Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12oz Beer Camp bottle pours clear deep gold with mild copper hues, off white head and sheet lacing. The aroma offers up big and bold spicy and citrus hoppy goodness with slivers of sweet malts and pine hops. A good draw pulls up this beer’s ample booziness. Still this is a solid aroma for the style. The taste is similar with spicy hops mixing with tangelo and grapefruit like citrus hoppiness and slightly sweetened by thin rivers of maltiness. Toward midway a mild amount of pine hop bitterness comes to the surface to join the ever increasing bitterness of the spicy and citrus hops. It leaves tangelo, grapefruit, orange rind and spicy hops lingering for days into the after taste. Darn solid IIPA.