RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 This beer pours a clear amber color with a rich frothy head. Hops really slammed my nostrils on the pour. I smelled hops and a good helping of citrus on the nose. The pour and the smell really make you want to gulp the beer. This is a tremendous double IPA. The hops explode on your taste buds. The citrus flavors (especially orange) dance around your tounge. The mouthfeel is excellent. I am excited to try a few more of the beers from Boulder if this is any indication of the quality of the brewer. GREAT BEER!
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, orange gold color typical of the style, white head, smells of malt, pnw hops, pine, taste at first was slightly bitter, alcahol hidden very well, smooth, a nice beer.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at falling rock. golen with frothy white head. good carbonation. citrus hop aroma. big hops and steady bitterness. malts come in late. nothing too special for a II.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy gold with a medium off-white head. Big hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and earth. Caramel pokes out underneath. The flavor was hop forward of pine with some caramel mixed in. the pine and hops last front to back. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Godd balance for drinking but still leaning all over the hops. Nice beer.
vyvvy (5857) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this thing seems way underrated to me. Pours light copper with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is very floral and grapefruit hop heavy with some citrus, pine and wood as well. There is some malt, but this is very hop heavy. Medium / full body with the perfect amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with lots of grapefruit, dark citrus and woody hops. There is noticable malt, but as noted in the aroma this is a hop bomb - it is not harsh like many and is ridiculously drinkable for 10%. The finish has a tropical hops presence that is almost creamy, then there is a lingering hop bite that stays in the mount. Excellent IIPA. Hopefully Boulder will keep this kind of quality up.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems a little weak for a double IPA. Can taste alcohol at all, but cant really taste any hops. Seems like a needs an extra kick of ingreidents.
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy jack-o-lantern orangy with 1-finger or so off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, tangerine, grapefruit. Tastes very hoppy and tropical fruity, with a solid caramel malt base. I never would have guessed that this one was 10% ABV.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pours a clear golden with a thick foamy head; great lacing. Strong aroma of caramel, floral, pine and citrus. A nice bitter bite, but well tempered against the malts to mellow it out on the finish. Not very complex, but satisfying and tasty just the same.
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber poured deep gold with thin white head. It smells like wedges of grapefruit sitting on a bed of pine needles. Behind that there’s some sweet malt mixed with the grapefruit to create a sweet orange candy aroma. The flavor seems to be bitter pine and grapefruit hops that slowly sweeten to about midway. Then the bitterness builds but doesn’t get too out of control. The more of this beer I consume the more the grapefruit shines through.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli. Poured clear amber color with a moderate white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.