Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22. oz from Johns in Portland, OR. Great stuff. More substantial than the summer version, more complext than almost anythign else i have tried (save dreadnought or goose island iipa). Orange/copper/gold color, great thick persistent head. Perfect lacing on the glass as you drink, caramel and tofee greet you and huge hops kick your ass as you gulp it down.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured a clear red color with a huge rocky head that lasted the whole glass. Aroma had massive amounts of citrus, spice and rich caramel malts. The flavor was well bittered yet balanced nice to the huge amount of malt. There was a small amount of alcohol noticable in the finish, but again balanced very well with the hops. Overall a great Strong Ale/Double IPA or whatever you want to call it. Even better when layed down for 6mo. to a year.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
huge long-lasting tan head on top of a clear red ale. spicy hops dominate the aroma. flavor is alot of caramel, some higher sugars, lots of hops, with just a bit of spice in the finish. very solid.
hops4thebest (11) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, pours reddish gold, huge head. big flavor. notable caramel: the malt comes through, in a pleasant way, given hoppiness. an excellent strong ale.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle: Pours a cloudy amber red color, graduated dark brownish/red on the top. Medium sized head, dark whitish, diminishing. Hoppy aroma, somewhat balanced, but not very strong. Some hops, somewhat tempered by the malts, some spices, may be the hops. Dry bitter alcoholy aftertaste as it warms up. IPAish. Unbalanced bitter
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
heavy grain hop aroma dominates, pretty much overwhelming the backing malt aromas, flavor is also hop dominated,tangy hops with a touch of carmel malt in background,also has a zing to it very much like rye,hop bittering finish is lip smacking,tasty as can be
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful American Strong by the #1 brewer around. Got at Vintage Estates in Ohio...the pour was a hazy burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is all malt with a hoppy aftertaste that doesn’t interfere. There are definite caramel undertones as well. This is a beer I have been waiting for 3 months for and worth every second!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light amber mostly clear color, yellow gold at edges. big tall rocky light tan head. nice deep piney hop aroma, very pure. resiny pine cones too. flavor is deep and sweet caramel malty hop, both well balanced at the same time on the palate. aroma of super-dark fresh honey, carmelized hop buds too. lots of lively carbonation. hop bitterness comes in strong through the finish but not too powerful. thanks MoeJuck for this in trade!!
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was quite a treat for me here in ark. and it didnt dissapoint. big hoppy and malty. very smooth and sweet with good amount of grapefruit in there. very tasty
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber, not quite red, coloured beer with a poofy cream coloured fine and beautiful head. Hops fill my nose with grapefruit, notes of sweetness with lots of citrus and a dash of vanilla. The body was wonderful, the perfect almost chewy but very drinkable weight. At first it doesn’t seem very complex, very strong feeling despite the alcohol being hidden. Its got a bunch of sweet malts to balance out the IIPA like hops. After more careful contemplation while drinking, there really is more to this, a bit of a peppery spice with quite a bit of PNW hop bitterness,