KevinF (12) - USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. A complicated beer, part imperial, part IPA, also had some hints of pale ale in there, all at 10.5 ABV. Great smell and a golden wheat color. The slightly excessive bitterness is the only reason why this is not my favorite beer in the world. Taste great in the mouth, better when down the throat. Do yourself a favor and go get one. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
The aroma is pineapple and orange. Tangerine, spruce and pine needle sap. Very citrusy orange groves.
The appearance is hazy, flat golden yellow. Decent wisp of head. Some good lace. Great to look at. Slow carbonation.
The flavor is toasted malts; lovely. The hops are by turns citrusy, floral and woody. Sweet at first with a slightly woody bitter ending. Has the hops of a double IPA, but the bready malt base grounds it.
The palate is consistency of juice with a fizzy bite, like a mimosa. The aroma is fantastic, taste is very good. A bittersweet IPA that isn’t over-hopped. rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Excellent beer. The appearance is deceiving as it looks like a witbeer but the taste is lovely with a slight hops, slight doughy flavor. 50belair (3661) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Had this bottle towards the end of a long night. It’s a golden colored beer with a nice white head. I don’t consider this a double, cuz it taste more like a stock IPA. It’s pretty much cookie cutter taste with a decent amount of hops of front that give you that pine and grapefruit flavor and enough of a sweet malt backbone to hold it up. It just doesn’t have that bite i am looking for from this style of beer.... hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is bursting-at-the-seams with juicy grapefruit. Additional components of pine needles, apricot and tropical fruits. Medium-bodied with very active carbonation. Well-balanced flavor. Zippy citrus and piney hop bitterness; pale malt and biscuity sweetness. Crisp, snappy, grassy finish. Nice PNW-style IPA.
BroSpud (2197) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours golden with a white head and decent lacing. Very surprised to find that this is considered a DIPA. Flavor and feel of a basic IPA. No alcohol taste despite a hefty 8.2 but also not as much of a hops presence as advertised. cfrancis (3474) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Pours a golden brown with a white head. Aroma is sweet hop and malt. Taste is quite sweet for my liking. Still a good amount of hop taste and bitterness although it tastes like a weak IIPA. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2010
A nice take on a IIPA. This one is almost an entry-level beer but one still enjoyable for those already entered. Strong full hop aroma (not light like some say here...), appearance is that of a pils, almost like a double extra pale. Good beer. TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours to a clear gold color with a thick heady foam. Aroma is a subdued floral and grass. Taste is light bitter, and light sweet. Not what I’d expect from a Double IPA. Palate light body with a thin texture. Lively on the tongue and mild bitter finish. Overall not what I expected. Much softer and refined than a typical double IPA. Pretty good, just not what I would have thought. Jhollm (2) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 1, 2010 does not count
Pours clear golden yellow with white foam head. A very clean, crisp IPA with floral, citrusy aromas, lightly bitter Delicious beer.