ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I smell honey-malt and citrus after I pour the first glass.. It is an amber brown color with a foamy head. the first sip is a mix of hop and malt with a slight alcohol sting. Has sort of a thick, sticky mouthfeel that I didn’t like. Finishes hoppy. It was pretty good, but not a favorite for me.
unibaren (154) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I have had this one before and it is wonderfull. However this bottle was totally off. I assume the capsule on this bottle has not been airtight, so it was totally without carbonization. It went down the drain.
zsb19 (152) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden yellow with thick fluffy white head. Aroma is piney flowery hops. Taste is dank resinous pine with grapefruit citrus follow through with a soft malty backbone. Aftertaste is lingering bitter resinous piney hops. Palate is sticky resin. Overall great balance and delicious hoppy bite. Outstanding double IPA.
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color. Citrusy hops aroma. Caramel malts in flavor, grapefruit zest. Well ballanced sweetnes and bitterness.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper in coler with thin off-white head. Gorgeous aroma of heavy alcoholic citrus fruit. Taste is sweet with caramel malt and more orange citrus/dark fruit; ends with very refreshing bitterness. Excellent creamy mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer, although a tad too much on the syrupy/sweet side for my personal taste.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2nd bomber... wow, what a couple weeks gives this brew. Deep rich carmel corn salt hops, really has it all, slight snip of bitter on the finish. Acidity, hopps that almost encase the brew and will allow 2 years of cellaring. A WOW nose. Mid and finish are very nice also. I under rated this the 1st time, or like a couple other brews, Sculpin to point out 1, this is getting better in bottle and very quickly. That nose is a show stopper. Not sure if brews experience "bottle shock" like a wine does, but those having this shipped to them... Please Please wait for a couple weeks before opening one. Maybe the best aroma from a beer and close to the best wine, I’ve ever experienced. Wow Wow Wow is all I can think with a little bit of "out of control", is how good this brew is right now.
adrosson (146) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted like a typical sd ipa to me. Got a lot of earthy and resin tones. Perhaps a bit more malt than most sd ipas Dry and bitter hops. missed all the pine citrus notes everyone is talking about. 22 oz from whole foods ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
phiconners (144) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma, nice light copper. Strong crisp hops, but not overpoweringl. Very good, strong IPA.
Kroney (143) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange, with a medium off white head. Aroma is stone fruit and berries with some pine and tropical fruit too. The aroma dominates this big ipa, and much more complex than the flavor, which is a bit underwhelming compared to the aroma, but the aroma is so good thard not a knock. Really good beer.
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved this a little heavy on the sugar side but had a great dry hop nose. Drink smooth and not overly hoppy for an IPA..Very drinkible.I like the Winter YuleSmith better though..