heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. The body was dark copper colored with a light khaki colored head. The aroma was caramel with toast. There was also some pecans and sweet syrup. The taste was citrus with grapefruit. There was also some nice toast and some almonds. A pretty good IIPA, but woudl be light for some people.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 i really disliked the finish on this. it was a lasting tackiness. the taste was watered down generally. not much of an IIPA. the smell was decent though, as well as the appearance. rerate: some weird candyish caramel in the aroma. taste is indeed watered down and perhaps a bit lagerish. no alcohol. hops aren’t super bitter, they’re in fact pretty fresh. so it’s a mixed bag. extremely drinkable for the abv, perhaps owing to the wateriness.... it’s definitely above average at best.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This has a pretty big pine hop nose. Color is hazy copper. Flavor is weird, not as bitter as you think and tastes dirty.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper/deep orange with a nice off white head. Aroma is hoppy and very nice. Taste is good but just a bit too tangy for me.
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very large dense head of light tan bubbles. Litle rocky on top. Light carbonation. Very good head retention. Nice hoppy aroma loaded with grapefruit and pine. Succulent with a hint of roastyness buried in there. Nice bright dark orange. Slick mouthfeel that seems slightly flat but can’t be because of all of the carbonation. Little on the sweet side. Decent hops presence but not as much as in the aroma. Some honey and bitter grapefruit. Little puckering. Bit of dry roastyness at the finish. Alcohol is hidden very well. A pretty good IIPA. Maybe need to age a little bit longer.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the JimMack ’06 Invitational. Thanks to MKobes for this one? thought it was a Moylan’s by the looks of the label. bright orangey amber color, light tan head. floral hop aroma, floral hop flavor. a bit of pine needles.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jimmack "06. This was a good IIPA. Dark gold color, white head. Nose had grapefruit and spicy pepper. Some stick pine hop in tasty. Puckering after taste. Nice brew here.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Pours hazy deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of huge fruity piney hops, caramel malt, tropical fruit (honeydew, canteloupe, tangerine) and black pepper. The flavor starts piney hoppy and tropical fruity, with the malt coming in at the end, and the malt giving more way to the hops as it warms, which causes this to get a tad bittery piney and unbalanced at the end. If you are a hophead, you will love this one.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker shade of amber, slightly hazy with a thick off-white head. Has an herbal and spruce-like aroma. Has a big toffee/caramel, Marris Otter malt presence with notes of wood, pine/spruce, grapefruit and a hint of raisin on the back end. Moderately sweet, with an ample amount of resinous hops - very balanced; think of an English interpretation of a double IPA. Medium bodied , moderate carbonation. Good head retention. Good beer, but not quite at the level of some of the other double IPAs.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its just incredible the amount of quality great IPA’s being produced in the midwest. Add this one to the list. Big floral citrus,piney hop aroma,taste is sweet tangy juicy malt,lots of scrumptous bitterness in the finish,medium body ,plenty of carbonation,some backing alcohol.wonderful, who needs the west or east coast