robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Double Platinum pours a deep golden amber. The head is short and foamy. The aroma is strong with fresh grapefruit. The taste is very bitter with citrus notes lingering in the back of the mouth. The finish is smooth and tacky. Hoping for more of a crispness there. This Double IPA really stands out from the pack and it really packs a punch at 8.5%. Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut with a light tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy with a strong grapefruit note. Flavor is epically hoppy and has a nice sour citrus underpinning. Texture is firm and fizzy, and leaves a seriously hoppy and citrus finish. Double platinum indeed! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours clear orange with a large white head. Smells strongly of citrus. Taste is a giant citrus punch. Full-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, Starr Hill Double Platinum finishes with a dry bitterness. iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
Cloudy, orangish pour with white head, little lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, oranges, and lemons. Taste is sweet, mild bitterness, but mostly on the back end. Overall, I like this one quite a bit. Well balanced, nice flavor, smooth, and I really like the citrus aromas on every drink. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 On cask at Cap Ale House as Hopopotamus. Medium orange, slight but lasting head, faint haze. Aroma was massively of hops, loads of pine, citrus, and faint cat piss over gummy sweet malts. Flavor was a dead match to the nose. Bitterness intense, but in balance. Very, very enjoyable brew. 5/18/2011, Sampled as Double Platinum in the big bottle. Much like the cask, but less intense overall. Still nice, will stick with the original numbers. Maybe a 3.9 in the bottle.
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at GBBF 2011. Pours a near clear amber with very large khaki head and very sticky lacing. Nose is floral and grapefruity pineapple hop. Flavor is the same hop profile, but with a distinct hop sweetness up front, that transitions to a mild bitterness on the very tail end finish. Palate is chewy and medium full bodied, moderately low carbonation. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
6-pack from Growlers on Hilton Head Island. Bright golden pour with a decent white head, bits of lace. Pungent aroma of big citrus, piney as can be, some heat too. Lots of pine and citrusy fruit from top to bottom. Lovely mix of lightly sweetened fruit and bitter hops. Mouthfeel was big and slick, oily, carbonation somewhat tingly. A top notch double from Starr Hill. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!... Crystal clear, brilliant amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The fruity bouquet furnishes pineapple, mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit spicy, earthy hops. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Medium to heavily bitter. Not a lot of hop flavor, but plenty of rindy, tannic, lupulin bite. Subtle biscuit and caramel malts. Finishes lengthy, bitter and a bit dry. Very pleasantly surprised by this brew. World class bottle of beer provided by scraff! strap (915) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2013
Light caramel color with small head. Fantastic fruity aroma. Sweet with a hoppy bite. Carbonated feel. First imperial IPA in awhile, so a real treat
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On Cask at CAH innsbrook. Pours a near clear amber with very large khaki head and very sticky lacing. Nose is floral and grapefruity pineapple hop. Flavor is the same hop profile, but with a distinct hop sweetness up front, that transitions to a mild bitterness on the very tail end finish. Palate is chewy and medium full bodied, moderately low carbonation. I think I would prefer this on draft, but the cask is pretty damn good. Very drinkable for a DIPA. Extra points for the FotC reference...