CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice rich copper color with a thick and well-lacing off-white head. Bold, sweet grapefruity aroma with a good hop presence. Nice sweet caramel candy maltiness in the body is well balanced with an assertive fresh piney hoppiness that imparts a load of grapefruit flavor to the beer. Finishes dry, crisp, refreshing and hides the alcohol very well. A quite enjoyable double IPA. Thanks TAR for picking this up for me!
Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Amber unclear with a huge beige head. Aroma is zesty malts. Flavor is some lemon faded hops and bit malt flavors at 9 years old. There is a bite to the ending.
madmitch76 (12248) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st June 2010
Cloudy brown beer. Thick biscuit coloured head. Light soft palate. How does a six year old DIPA hold up? Actually not too bad - the caramel malt is to the fore. A little hop remains - spicy and grapefruit. Smooth soft finish with a little aniseed. Adds up to an interesting and well balanced beer.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to lumpy. poured an amber/gold with a white head and some lacing. aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol. flavor was the same. medium body and no carb. i really enjoyed this one. thanks lumpy.
travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Lumpy. The smell is cardboard, definetly past its prime, also hops, pine, and citrus. The look is clear, with a white head, and golden in color. The taste is malts, low bitterness, sort of blah. You can tell the bones might have been there but the meat fell off.
ilovedarkbeer (2149) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Lumpy. Pours a nice amber orange color with a small canvas colored head. Nose is wet paper, fruit, and earth. Taste is same with lots of sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel and medium finish that drops off quickly which shows its age.
jkwalking05 (3076) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to lumpy. Copper in color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, malt and maple. Taste is of malt, a faint hint of hops, and caramel.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to lumpy, dark golden orange color, some foam, aroma of pumpernickel bread and IHOP syrup, flavor of butterscotch, citrus with metallic finish
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle thanks to lumpy. Obviously past its hop prime, but who makes a DIPA as an anniversary beer to age? Pours with a hazy orange body and a large head that fades and leaves good lace. Aroma is barley wine, malty, maple aroma, cardboard, fruits, dirt and no real hops. Similar malt profile to the Maharajah. Taste is sweet with cardboard, orange, caramel and light alcohol. Lively bubbles.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Lumpy. Pours a hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, some pine. Flavor has malt, brown sugar, cardboard, some grapefruit. Mouthfeel is heavy body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, this beer was pretty old when I had it tonight.....Has survived the years ok....
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour slightly over carbonated. Grapefruit and piney hops on the nose, which in my opinion is all this beer has to offer. I bet it was a great beer fresh. I wasn’t sure if I should rate this, but since it was still somewhat enjoyable im gonna go for it. Very sweet flavor profile that was no longer very well balanced.