A description of this beer from the Avery website:
Avery is right on about the 'dank, piney, and resinous' bit. This DIPA is every bit of that, with less of a malt presence than Founders Double IPA (Double Trouble). I am not 100% sure about which of the three hops used in this beer (Chinook, Centennial and Columbus according to the Avery website) are the aromatic, bittering, etc. My guess is that the Chinook are the bittering hops and the Centennial and Columbus hops provide the aromatics.
Now onto the specifics:
Color = An unfiltered, browned marshmallow hue that sits beneath a cloud like head that maintains fantastically throughout the tasting.
Aroma = grapefruit dominates the aroma. Cold tree sap and wet crab grass were also noticed. I have not experienced a DIPA with as big a grapefruit presence as this beer. I do not have much familiarity with DIPAs but the grapefruit quality is immediately evident.
Taste = Before swallowing, the beer has a cellular membrane quality that encapsulates the bitterness and slows the beer's interaction with your taste buds. It tip toes along your tongue until you ingest it. Upon swallowing the beer the bitterness floods your tastebuds and refreshes immediately. The alcohol helps smooth the aftertaste.
Overall = I understand that beers of this style are supposed to be large in the bitterness category but I have come to prefer beers that have sizable hop presence with a malt bill that nearly balances out the aforementioned hop component.
I think this is a big DIPA that would be great at a summer bbq if partnered with pork chops that utilize a citric glaze (such as a pineapple focused glaze).
I am still biased towards the Founders Double Trouble, but this was an enjoyable DIPA that I would recommend to someone looking for a DIPA from the bitter end of the style spectrum.