corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a cloudy, pale golden orange color with yellowish colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap-ring. Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Über fresh, dank hop aroma with strong resinous and floral notes countered by a boat load of citrus and tropical fruit. Subtle pale malt presence with some bread and biscuit. There’s also a pine needle character along with prominent pineapple, mango and grapefruit.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of dry, earthy bitterness and sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes. Dry grassy pine notes followed by a strong tropical and citrus fruit presence. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel flavor countered by a pale malt backbone. Really well balanced and easy to drink.
kramer (6574) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a nice one finger frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is full of fresh floral hops with some breast malt below. I like the aroma, the malt is much more pale and delicate than most IPAs that toss a bunch of crystal malt in. Nothing wrong with a pale IPA. The flavor is very hoppy without having a whole lot of bitterness. This is pretty refreshing and thirst quenching. Lighter bodies with a long lingering finish. This is pretty darn nice. I like the heavy handed hopping without all the malt.
nittanytide (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light golden (lighter than I expected), with a thin, white head. Aroma is pine and citrus zest. Taste is very hop-forward. Lots of grapefruit, pine, with a little bit of lime tucked in there. Great IPA.
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Location/Date:Re-rate: Bottle on January 22nd, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, grapefruit, pine.
Palate:Medium, stick, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A pretty interesting beer, being an Imperial Pale Ale(not a DIPA). A pretty solid beer, regardless of style. My original rated one must have not been fresh.
Old Summary: I realize DIPAs are more sweet than hops, but this one is pretty much on the sweet side. I’m unsure if the issue was the bottle I have has a date of late May and it’s early September. Either way, a pretty good beer and example of the DIPA style. I’ve now rated 9 Troegs beers, and 3 of them are since the start of the day Sunday....
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s place, NYC that time we all got ripped. Pours clear, dark gold with a robust, white foam head. Toasty malt nsoe with touches of caramel, some lightly tangy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, orange and lemon citrus, faint alcohol, grapefruit, some lightly toasted grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish, some pine and grass, a bit of toasty sugar, dry citrus. Damn fine.
SpringsLicker (3585) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with an average sized white head.
Pine resin and citrus aroma.
Flavor is resiny and bitter, following the flavor.
Not as sticky sweet as many Double IPAs tend to be.
jb (3154) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t know why this is called a double, it is really just a good standard IPA. Hoppy citrus nose, tarry, resinous body, pretty good, pretty standard.
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really like it - tough on the mouth but has the bitterness I like in an IPA. Wouldn't group it with my favorites but would be more than happy to have again
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MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Infant believe I haven’t tried this yet. I pop the cap and as I pour, I’m already happy. Big citrus aromas of grapefruit and pear strike first with maybe a little resiny edginess to them. Body is a clear gold And supports a thick head. Flavor is a hop explosion with a biscuit and pear malt presence to hold it together. Very nice balance. Great beer. Hopefully I can find this by the case somewhere.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Excellent head retention and lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma has tons of citrus from pineapple, grapefruit, to a little bit of lemon. Some bready malt is detectable as well. Really an amazing aroma on this one.
The flavor has some of the citrus that was present in the smell although not nearly on the same level. A quick shot of citrus up front but it fades rather quickly. Bitterness is not very high which kind of surprised me. Alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish although it doesn’t really detract from the flavor.
Overall, a really good beer that dances between an IPA and an IIPA. One that is more of a sipper but is quite enjoyable.