adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber with a medium oft white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, buttery caramel malts and light floral hops. Taste of tangy citrus, caramel malts, and light floral hops.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium orange body with a one finger white head. Hop floral citrus notes some earthy bitterness. Decent IPA.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly thick slightly dark copper. Aroma is a bit strange- some vanilla, some oak, caramel malt, some slight citrus and some rice-wine notes. Flavor also contains that rice-wine and some subtle grapefruit in the back that is actually quite nice. Kinda could see this being a Hitachino brew. Fairly unique at the very least, but certainly not one of my favorite doubles. Creamy palate.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Bright white head recedes leaving no lacing. Grapefruit and pine aromas. Sweet caramel and vanilla upfront turning to an alcohol and resin lasting finish.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber, drank right after Pliny the Younger. This was a joke compared to that beers. Skunky, muddled, trashy tasting hops, with a milky and gross citrus note. Big, ugly malt notes show up, and the hop profile is way off.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Sunset Grill and Tap. Body is a nice dark golden color with a tall pure white head. Aromas of meaty citrus fruit and stale cereal or dust dominate. The taste has about 5 initial seconds of pleasant hoppy citrus notes that quickly fade into some gross stale maltiness. By the time each mouthful finishes going down I taste leftover pasta burps and sour milk. Okay, maybe the not so bad aspects of those things, but old dry malty notes that sour with the trailing hops. Really not a fan.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Pours orange with a large off white head...aroma is sweet fruits, pine resin, yeast...flavour is bold, hops are potent but one dimensional...actually ends bittersweet, weird balance that is sweet and savory...still getting my head around this one...
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet canalope and mild pine aroma.
A medium English Tea color with a copper hue.
Strong English Tea flavor with a tangerine and canalope hop taste.
Medium to strong bodied and lively crisp carbonation with an alcohol feel.
If the strong English Tea flavor can be tolerated this is a hophead delight.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours fairly clear bmedium copper with an ok head. Aroma is earthy and tea-like hops, slight floral character and slight citrus- malt comes through a bit too much- crackery and light stale caramel. Sweet light crystla mlats, some caramel, toast, and earth- with ok citrus hops, light pine, herbal and a bit solvent-like- bitterness in the end is just ok and has a medium body in the end. Kinda sucks if you drink the PTY before this- nothing will stand up I guess. But this still wasn’t good.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a nice clear copper color with a lively head, like a slightly overprimed homebrew, that dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is somewhat malty for an IIPA with some resinous hop aroma lurking. The flavor is bitter up front, a nice blend of malt sweetness blending with pleasnt hop flavors in the middle, and finished with a slight sweetness complimenting a nice spicy hoppiness. Overall it is much better than I would have expected.