Gachupines (908) - USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown color with a thin but lingering head. This is one of Averyís strong beers that doesnít have a strong alcohol taste, but thatís probably due to the large amount of hops. They dominate the flavor yet the beer remains well balanced and easy to drink. I look forward to having this again sometime.
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 An almost perfect Beer!! Pours a beautiful col of Copper- Red. Aroma is rich of Pineapple and Mango. At first sip, the hops hits the palate hard and strong.
Taste of Caramel, pineapple and cloves.
expensive but worth it.
Strong Beer, Strong Flavor.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours ruddy-amber with a moderate beige head that mostly diminishes but returns quickly with a bit of swirling. The aroma is at itís best when warmed to just below room temp, piney and grapefruit hops combined with sweet, perfumey malts and hints of turpentine and Pine-sol. Flavor is also best when almost room temp, Rich, sweet - almost, but not quite cloying - maltiness with a counterpoint of brash and complex hops adding the tart/acidic/bitter notes I love so well in a good DIPA. Full, thick body and creamy carbonation. This is good but seems to lack the exquisite balance and temperament of my favorite DIPAís.
jtw (1101) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hmm. pours an average-looking amber with a frothy white head. refreshing aroma of hops and sugar without too much of one or the other. far more balanced than many IIPAs, although that means that it is not extreme in its hoppiness or maltiness. very good!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This sucker is Dreadnaughtís little brother. And that isnít necessarily a bad thing. Nice reddish amber body, soapy light tan head. Great looking beer. Typical, but pleasing sudsy IIPA. Big citrusy piney hop aroma, with suitable backing caramel malt. Flavor yields the same... some perfume towards the end. These things all start to meld together after a while... but this is a good one.
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 Smells like clover honey and hop resin, and pours to a perfect medium head. Great orange peely hop taste with a mostly dry finish and a bit of yeast spice in the finish($6/22oz)
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours a dark amber hazy liquid wiht a thick beige foam. Nose is tangy hoppy and salavatingly acrid. Taste is a nice hop tang from start to finish. Very good tang. Not too strong. Mouthfeel is full, but fluid and soft. Aftertaste is mellow hops and the alcohol is warming.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - Hop floral nose. Copper color with huge cream colored head that leaves great lacing. Crisp critic hop flavor with a bit of alcohol. Oily smooth palate. A nice IIPA that is pretty accessable and tasty.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange brown. Nose tart and citric, noticeable alcohol notes, some fruitiness. Flavor is predictably huge, lots of pine and citrus, quite resiny, leaves considerable residue in the mouth. Some malts there, but not enough creamy heft to back up the hops. Overly drying and astringent at the end. Some hints of fruitiness. Is too big for its malty britches. It needs better barley pants.
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Dark amber body with a fairly large off white head. The aroma is rich with orange peels and vanilla. Also, there are notes of bread crust and sweet apples in the background. The taste is massive. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with a long lingering aftertaste. The taste is burnt toast and grapefruit with peanuts and some pine in the aftertaste. Wow, this is really good for those over the top hop heads. However, I wish for a little more malt. Still, this is well made.