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Review by Dr. Rockzo on 05/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 11 18 4 9 2010
Lucky me, thanks to Joe we were one of the few people who got a growler before it kicked on the first night. I find myself here, in front of the lappy laptop, compelled to review for the first time in months...this beer is inspiringly delicious.

It glugs from the jug a hazed dark orange/golden color with a puffy, airy off-white head. Looks very much like the regular DC, maybe just a bit darker in hue.

I haven't been doing much drinking of any kind lately so when I stuck my nose over the rim of the glass I was blown away with the most pungently tropical/citrusy hoppy aroma I can remember encountering in quite sometime. It exudes the essence of west coast hoppiness with notes of mangos, pink grapefruit, tangerines, pineapple, faint peach, lemon, and even more than my nose has trouble picking up through the complexities. Just a kiss of sugary pale maltiness helps sugar the hops and lend a touch of balance to the aromatics.

The taste follows suit, leading with intense tropical and citrusy hops that have identical attributes to those of the smell with maybe just a bit more leafy "dankness" riding underneath. Subtle sweetness comes into play to lend minor balance to the huge juiciness and nice bitter bite that comes in late, but this is ALL about the hops.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter, creamier side for a DIPA but it's still resinous as all get-out and full of plenty of late trailing bitterness that lends much dryness to the finish. A bit of booze heat builds on the throat, but nothing out of place of the style. Not the most bitter DIPA I've had, but skewed much more in that direction than towards one of balancing sweetness in the body and feel.

I could and did drink my share of this growler way too quickly, even for being a light-weight drinker with a low tolerance these days. At 8.5% it won't totally obliterate, which is very good in my case, and also lends itself to being sessioned by those with no regard for their taste buds like myself.

Double Daisy is one of the best beers I've had all year, if you can somehow get your hands on a bomber (the brewery is all out of growler fills already as of 5pm on the first day) I wouldn't hesitate no matter what the price...I can't recommend this beer enough for all the hop heads out there - simply fucking fantastic!!!

Price: $15.00 Served In: Pint Glass