HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Orange pour, thin white head. Big piney and citrus hop aroma. Lemon, hop candy, resin. Pretty nice aroma. Flavor is strong, clean hops. Little if any malt, but lots of citrus, pine, and fruit cocktail hops. Medium bodied, finishes on a sweet note. Somewhat bitter and maybe a touch of alcohol in the finish. Pretty nice. dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
Orange colour pour. Big citrus taste, zesty, pretty big grapefruit. Mouth isn’t left with that sticky feeling after one of these. Nice. raphael (1282) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2011
what am I smelling, pine, fresh cut grass, honey, & little peat. clean clear yellow with frothy moderate-sized white head. Lemon, wheat, caramel in balance, resin. an IPA that knows when to stop. Give me a six of these on a summer day fishing.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Aroma is of citrus and pine, but some sweetness comes through. Appearance is a nice straw yellow with a white head that leaves quickly and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Taste is very well balanced and you do not get hit in the face with the ST malt flavor that can be overpowering. Palate is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very well balanced and drinkable IPA...not really a DIPA. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
12 oz bottle poured into my snifter.
A- Body is a quite foggy golden yellow hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and leaves traces of lacing behind in the glass. Cloudiness is thin and uniform.
S- Tropical fruit, herbal hops, grassy hops, and a hint of citrus.
T- Taste is somewhat mild upfront and offers mostly herbal hops as well as a hint of spicy hops and tropical fruits. The finish is mostly prickly hop bitterness with some tropical fruity flavors-what lingers is a moderate hop bitterness.
M- Medium carbonation and lightweight drinkable body.
D- This is yet another very atypical IPA from ST. Its light on the palate, fairly clean, herbal, tropical, and bitter. Interesting to experience The different variations but honestly- I prefer the classic grapefruit/pine IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2010 01:00:33
Sammy (12496) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Premiere Gourmet, good value price for a DIPA. More like a double pale, the bitterness is there but smooth and tame. Orange citrus aroma,and taste, smooth mouthfeel, a bit creamy. Tangerine orange colour with lots of white lace. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Pours a clear golden yellow color with bright golden banana yellow hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic rings and spots of lacing left behind.
Uber fresh, dank oily hop aroma with lots of sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as some earthy pine and subtle graham cracker-y, biscuit malt. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and citrus peel with a slight grass presence in the nose.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with a bitter earthy pine hop blast up front that lingers throughout into a bitter yet sweet dry finish. Nicely balanced by sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as by a slight malt backbone and subtle alcohol astringency. The citrus/tropical fruit presence is prominent with lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and lemon peel. The malt backbone is faint but provides nice balance with hints of graham cracker and biscuit. The high ABV is decently masked but there is still a bit of alcohol, especially toward the finish.
mrjaxson (610) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Really a delight. According to the label, there are 4 hop varieties and 3 malts lurking within this very smooth IPA. To my tastebuds, it is the malts that more than balance the hops to account for the unusual smoothness. Of course, the extra ingredients prop up the price, but I don’t mind paying when the results are this good. SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A tall, frothy, sticky head persists over this mostly clear medium gold brew.
Pine and citrus hop aroma.
The bitterness is dominant but well supported by a juicy malt foundation.
Not too thin not too heavy. Great body and mouth feel.
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap: Poured a golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is a balanced hops and malts. Not a super hoppy for a double IPA.