ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear amber with good head retention. The first thing i noticed about this beer was its awe inspiring mouth feel. It is thick almost, slimy. It is of course extremely hoppy with a sharp, almost sour, note (not infected) in the aroma. Sweet and a bit alcoholic and becomes a bit cloying after some time. It killed my taste buds for the rest of the evening and I would have preferred a half pint.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very pretty. clear reddish/orange color body wwith a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit and flowers. Flavors are hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Also tastes a little oaky to me. Like it’s been aged in oak. Very smooth after a minute or two. Great double.
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brilliant floral nose, deep amber color with a nice fluffy head. Well ballanced for a beer of this size.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
reddish color, nice floral bouquet. extremely hoppy taste with strong citrus notes especially ast it warms. i reallyenjoyed this beer
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber (2005 bottling). Pours a clear deep amberwith a spattering of beige head. Aroma is big, but not too complex with some caramel, grapefruit, and light undertones of phenol. Oily on the palate, and exceptionally bitter as advertised. Flavor has a fairly good balance of sweet caramelly malt and a huge grapefruit hop presence. Alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms.. toward the top of the throat. Definitely good, but could use some added complexity.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off-white head. Very piney hop aroma, very strong and fresh. Big earthy caramel malt start giving sweetness to battle the hop finish, very grapefruity bitter finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a dark golden, with a white head. Aroma is sweet malty, with lots of hops. Taste is sweet, with some alcohol burning, and lots and lots of hoppy bitterness
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to chilehead for this bottle. A nice 2xipa, good malt character but lacking some complexity, very strong alcohol burn in the finish. Could use some refinement.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely hoppy, lots of grapefruit, pine resin and bitterness. Makes my mouth water just thinking of it.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly little hop aroma in the aroma. Slightly metallic with a little pine. Orange with a huge white head. Sweet caramel initially then some pine hops, but the initial flavor fades quickly then the finish is strong and warming. I must have had this too cold because it got much better as it warmed. A nice strong pine bitterness. The palate also got fuller as it warmed.