fup007 (16) - - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To much alcohol sweetness and not very special. An allround ipa, but expected more. Maybe less alcohol could male it better.
Humlenik (14) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Great freshness, citrus and summer flowers, wonderful smell!
Appearance: Pale and hazy with a minimal head.
Taste: Exciting and complex. Refreshing and well balanced, though unfortunately, the more you drink the more the sweetness and alcohol dominates, which is a drawback.
Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter.
I think it is a very good beer but I wouldnít define it as a being a summer beer. On a hot summer day this beer would be quite a challenge to drink simply on itís own.
AlexDonovan (14) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winter Edition, Bottled. Incredible! Signifigantly hoppy but not overpoweringly so, with an excellent balance of malt. Just got the Summer edition in at my store and may have to try side by side, as I understand they arenít quite the same. That will also give me an excuse to drink two wonderful beers. (Do I really need an excuse?)
sax (14) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This may just be the best beer Iíve ever tasted. It is initially like many exceptional IPAs out there. Then the aftertaste kicks in and itís something I canít quite describe, but it makes you want to take another drink immediately. SO GOOD. Is this the liquid version of crack?
Schuh23 (13) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely one of my favorites all time, you can smell the hops but they don't overpower once you drink it. It has a dry finish and the malt/hop balance is perfect. Bomber of course, but I've also had it out of the tap at the brewery, delicious.
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Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit maltier than your standard double IPAís though there is a great hop presence throughout. I appreciate the caramel flavors though I think this is more of a strong ale like Double Bastard than a double IPA as the style has been defined. A great beer and Iíll drink it wherever I see it.
thedrip (10) - Harlowton, Montana, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured an orange color. hops very evident in taste. Found it similar to stoneís ruination. Finishes with a zing of alcohol and zest. Amazing beer.
StoutsRights (10) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 í04 batch, bottle-conditioned, not aged, bottle straight from the brewery. Piney, citrusey, and some darker flavor I canít figure out; crisp, clean, dry finish, little aftertaste... itís easy to drink and disappears quickly. Iíve had this on cask, and I donít remember it being different. Definitely one of my favorite beers. Donít miss this one.
Not challenging like Stoneís Ruination (another great IIPA) this was easy to drink (like Double Bastard). I gave samples to two persons who "donít like beer" and they liked it.
ERickey (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great tasting beer. Quite hoppy and malty in taste. It was slightly bitter, but in an enjoyable way. The dark red colour is quite appropriate to the season/name of the beer. A very good beer overall, similar in taste to Arrogant Bastard.
chimney (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a nice clear dark amber brown (yes, almost dark copper) with a wonderful, not overly large, rocky/frothy head that was a nice yellow orange. the aroma had a good moderate hoppyness to it with a slight scent of appricot. the flavor started with a very light sweet and bitter flavor and then developed to a slightly acidic and moderate bitter with a very mild grapefruit citrus hint. on the palate it tasted like it should be light, but felt slightly heavier and maltier than expected all while maintaining the refreshingness. over all itís a very good beer that shouldnít be seasonal and shouldnít be as hard to find in my area as it is