Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: A lot of hop pellets/ dog food pellets and caramel showing up. Flavor and palate: Full bodied. Strong bitterness. Not subtle at all. Overall impression: Decent.
douglas88 (7424) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to my man smokepot23. Pours a light orange hue with a big old foamy white head. The aroma suggests greatness; heavy citrus hops, like grapefruit times ten. Oh boy, the flavor is awesome; super rich citrus hops, grapefruit, so juicy and strong. There is some nice caramel malts, but really who cares this beer is all about the hops. A rich and creamy mouthfeel. Awesome. One of the best IPAs Iíve had. Wow. Oh, and Iíll add there is no notice of a near 10% ABV.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle via trade with WeeHeavySD, thanks Jon!) Sweet, big and hoppy...Pours lightly hazy reddish amber with a finger or so of lightly amberish off-white head that recedes to a thin lasting layer. Pungent aroma of sweaty pine and grapefruit with some soft sticky caramel and vanilla underneath. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth and sticky. Big, weepy rings of lacing. Flavor of big hops - pine, grapefruit and a hint of sweat. Big tongue-coating bitterness overlays some softer, sticky sweet caramel and vanilla. The hops are a bit abrasive and maybe just a bit over the top in this case. ABV well-hidden.
That1Guy (2085) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Smokepot23 for this bomber. Crushed with Jakebra. Excellent DIPA. Piny, citrusy hops on the nose. Full mouthfeel. One of the chewiest DIPAs Iíve had. Lots of hops, maybe a slight dishsoap in the bitterness, but nothing enough to take away from the excellence of this brew.
Bov (10744) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fiulijn - very cloudy dark orange colour, little white foam; aroma of cream and apricot, notes of dust, musty; full-bodied, sticky and oily, slightly soapy; very bitter and quite dry, long fruity finish - a quite confusing hop bomb
JohnnyJ (4989) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice IIPA. Copper/amber pour with a sticky off-white head. nice lacing. Good aroma of fresh hops, flowers, and caramel. Well balanced IPA with lots of resiny hops and bread/caramel malt to back it up. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, grain.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a mostly clear copper wth a nice big rocky lasting white head and nice lace. Aroma is tons of PNW hops- columbus minty citrus hints of cold hoppy smokiness, cluster- slight cattyness- pine and green, and lots of nice citrus all around. Malt profile is plain but stands up to the hops and keeps it unbalanced which is good- tons of resinous hops all around- pine, dank weed, slight mint, and lots of citrus- hints of more cat pee as it warms- more pine sap and slight soapiness. Good harsh resinous bitterness in the end. Nice!
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing double. Slightly thicker than Sculpin, but with the same grapefruit freshness. A bit pricey at 9 a bomber, but certainly worth a taste. Ridiculous hops, but with a nice balance.
thornecb (4920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep clear amber into a snifter. Off-white head pancakes and recedes to spot surface leaving slight spiders. Strong pine resin and grapefruit aromas. Sweet full honey upfront turning crisp then syrupy. Lasting resin finish. A sipper.
gunnfryd (12945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, hop, citrus. Flavour is grapefruit, hop, citrus, malt. Full bodied nice beer with bitter finish.