jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange/golden with a big creamy orange/tan head. Strong semi-sweet grapefruit aroma. Flavor is initially bitter with lots of grapefruit, but the bitterness subsides to an undertone leaving a sweeter grapefruit flavor, and light roasted malt background. Bitterness returns slightly on the medium, dry finish. Overall okay, but a bit unbalanced
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice burnt orange color.Huge grapefruit aroma. Flavor is of a bitter grapefruit and a hop explosian in my mouth.I am not a huge fan of this style but the guys @ Boulder accomplished what they were going after.I think all hop heads will celebrate with this one.It is easy drinking with a good hop finish.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with spare white bubbles. Aroma of tangerine, peach, pineapple, and toasted malt. Flavor has a citrus peel-like bitter hoppiness with some caramel malt.
RoboHop (21) - Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good DIPA. Nothing sticks out, that would make it a great DIPA. The aroma and taste have been smelled and tasted a thousand times before. There are DIPAs, with lower alcohol levels, that are better. I feel bad about being so blunt, but this is a DIPA eat DIPA world.
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared with a friend. Pours a clear bright gold with a small white fluff, much like the Hoppe I tried two days earlier. The amarillo hops come through in the nose with lots of grassiness and maybe a touch of citrus. The flavor is pleasant grass, citrus, and bitterness. A clean beer with plenty of hops and just enough malt presence to keep it from being a hop bomb. Alcohol is well hidden. Easy to drink.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright golden color, with a one finger fluffy white head that fades away to a soapy cap. The lacing is a solid sheet of foam, and sticks to the inside of my glass throughout the entire beer.
Smell; lots of citrus, with oranges lemons and a bit of grapefruit, with just a touch of pine trees as well. There’s a some hints of bread dough malts in the background, along with a little bit of a sugary aroma. There’s absolutely no hint of the 10.5% ABV at all.
Taste; this is a bit more piney upfront than it was in the aroma, with the citrus being secondary, with oranges and lemons. The malts are bready, and caramel, and the finish is a touch on the sugary side.
Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than you would expect for a DIPA, and the drinkability is very good for the really high ABV.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Medium white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, pine grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some caramel. Strong bitterness. Chewy medium-full body, lots of resin, alcohol well masked.
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice deep blonde color but kinda flat out of the bottle & no head. sharp, grapefutiy hop aroma. a little wieghtier on the tongue than I expected, resonates in the mouth. first tastes are smooth--lemon & honey on top, bitter & slightly smokey beneath. Gets a little harsh, in the lingering.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - so many grapefuit hops that it literally puckered my mouth WHEN I SMELLED IT! Deep golden colored with a white head. Plenty of hops in the flavor, but not as puckering as the aroma. Plenty of malt to balance them, I guess. In fact, I’d like it more unbalanced. When I’m drinking a DIPA, I’m not after balance - I want hops! This is a good beer, but not what I expected.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from a bottle with a clear copper-orange color and a white, average, dense, pillowy head; average longevity with decent tight lacing. Nose is surprisingly pleasnat considering the original nose; citrus is dominant with an orange-tangerine note, minty, piney undertones, and some caramel sweetness as background with whisps of alcohol. Flavor starts out nicely with the same citrus notes with backing resin, mint, and grass and a decent lat sweetness backing; but it is short lived, giving way to a grassy, herbal, moderately high bitterness and not much malt balance. Palate is moderate carbonation, moderately full, and quite creamy. Finish is lingering and mostly bitter with herbal notes and faint mint. Wow, from the original "Mojo", this one is much better and very drinkable for the 10%. I actually liked this one depite comments I read, but the flavors just worked; had the finish been as good as the forefront, it would have been quite quite good.