heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense hoppy aroma, very inviting. Tangerine, with some underlying grapefruit. More exotic fruits as well. Medium bodied, with some nice juicy malt character. Finish is just sweeter than dry. Flavor is not quite as pungent and intense as the aroma, but is full of tangerine more exotic fruits as the aroma. I like this, something new and exiting from Bells.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Orangish amber in color, huge semi rocky, off-white head, great lacing. Poured into a GI IPA glass, has perfect appearance. Aroma has all kinds of carribean fruit up front, mango, pineapple, peach, tangerine some lemon and orange zest. Malt backbone lacks a bit, assuming bigger than aroma indicates, because at 9.5% there is no alcohol detectable whatsoever. Flavor again all kinds of fruit and citrus zest. Lots of resins, first time pine shows up at all, is in the finish. I donít get much malt, but not all too unbalanced. Great oily/sticky mouthfeel. My daily drinker right now, canít get enough of the stuff. Re-rate batch 7775, huge pine through and through, would score 9/5/8/4/17-4.3, still very nice, just prefer the huge fruit characters. Most always keep the higher rating though.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
For some reason I didnít have great expectations. Wrong! Aroma is fantastic, grapefriut, peaches, lemons, pine. Poured a clear amber with a decent head, that quicly settles. Flavor is kaboom, grapefruit, peaches, lemons, caramel, malt. Medium+ body that leaves a stickyness on my lips. Did I mention aroma is fantastic, grapefriut, peaches, lemons, pine. I have no problem talking about this in the same sentence as Drednaught, in fact Iíd even say...hmmm!
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with a light head. Heavenly hop aroma. The flavor reminds me of fruit loops, orange, grapefruit and tangerine with light pine and sweet malt notes in just the right proportions. Medium body with the perfect level of carbonation. I must sayÖThis stuff is a knock out success!
FoolishMortal (981) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Murky yellow-orange with a thin film of white head. Sweet grapefruit and candied citrus hop aromatics, low and pungent. Ruddy citrus rind hop flavor, with some pine and grapefruit flesh. Heavy residual bitterness and resin in the finish, under a pine-sol covering. Mouthfeel is a medium light, rather dry.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer puors very chunky with lots of hop particles floating and a nice off white head that is retained with some nice lacing. Aroma is massively hoppy, with lots of fresh crushed fruit, especially grapefruit. Smells juicy and wet. Initial flavor is pure grapefruit juice, very bitter and biting. The finish mellows out a bit, but is still bitter. This is one hell of a double IPA. This is actually the fourth one I have consumed and I had not a clue this is 9.5% ABV. The most hidden high gravity beverage I have every had. I could easily drink several of these, but they would obviously make an impact.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foggy orange amber color with a bubbly thin white head . Aroma is very heavy citrus and pine, along with a heavy dose of hops, a bit of a hard candy smell also. Taste is fairly sweet, still getting a lot of the citrus showing up, a unique IIPA.
Nejhleader (1057) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very yummy brew. Has like an actual bitter hoppy taste to it which seemed different. colour was an orangeish no head, nice aroma to it and a strong kinda piney hop element to it.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange body. outstanding fresh hop aroma - pungent catty grapefruit. The flavor is equally good featuring a tasty biscuit base under fresh, bright grapefruit. Lingering grass, resinous hop character.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Murky golden ale with lots of sediment and a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Smells like pink grapefruit; maybe a hint floral as well. Itís just shy of heavily bitter. A southern California IPA for sure. The high abv is completely hidden in and behind all those beautiful hops. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, bone-dry finish. Thanks to the parents-in-law for bringing me a sixer down from Detwah!