dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light gold and crystal clear. A modest white head that laces well down the glass. Not much aroma, perhaps some hops. Medium body, with a floral and resin flavor that starts out refreshing and ends a bit sweet.
pet3rman (360) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Pours dark gold with thin white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Hides most of the 10% behind some serious citrus and pine notes. Quickly sweetened by malt. Pretty good kick in the mouth. Nice Double.
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some caramel, some slight grassy tones, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts off with the citrus and pine hops that give way to the sweeter malts. Decent but has a slight strange after taste. Overall not too bad.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an effervescent golden with a large frothy white head. Strong and nice aroma of pine hops, some fresh cut grass, and some bitter grapefruit. Taste is strong pine and bitter grapefruit with some biscuity malt leading to a very dry and bitter pine finish. Body feels a tad soft. The beer is dry, but I canít really taste the alcohol. Surprised to find out itís 10%. Although not the richest IIPA Iíve had, and not balanced with sweet malts like in my absolute favorite IIPAís, this has some great crisp hop flavor that makes me happy to be a hophead.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23-Feb-07 Bomber Dark golden color, unclouded, with long lasting white head of soapy foam. Tropical aromas plus some nice pithy citrus (grapefruit) and very simple, mild shortbread-like malt backbone. The flavor is in keeping with aroma with much grapefruit and still very subdued malts. Mouthfeel is resinous, pithy, and sharp ending with a lasting grapefruit character. Pretty enjoyable stuff, if somewhat generic by todayís standards, this might have really blown me away just a few years ago.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shiny, clear gold body with gentle carbonation and a sudsy white head. Aroma has strong mango notes plus orange and honeydew with a light pale malt backing. Substantial bitterness, which is coarse and assertive and a relatively dry sensation in the finish despite the fruity hop character. Drying, alcoholic mouthfeel. Reminds me of Hop Wallop, at least in terms of balance. A good DIPA, but late on the bandwagon to make a lasting personal impression.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a translucent golden color with a huge white head that never goes away. When you drink the liquid and the head finally drops it leaves THICK, soapy lace on the side of the glass the whole way down. Quite impressive really. Smells of strong hops. Sweet, citrusy, grassy hops and a lot of it. Taste is hoppy as well but there is not much balance or complexity unfortunately. Still is good tasting just not the best IIPA out there.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear golden color with an enormous white head and a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of faint floral hops and pine resin. Taste is much the same as the aroma, floral and piney hops. Very good overall. Alcohol is well hidden.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark yellow with a a thin white head. Lots of hops in the nose with a faintly floral and herbal characteristic. Citrussy and coppery taste, but well balanced hops.
kdrobb2k (24) - Willingboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle again from adrian910ss. Clear gold appearance with a small quickly disappearing head. Lacing went fast too but not a minus here. No pine or fruit overtones expected from a 2X IPA but not unpleasant. Against others sampled in the same night it cannot compare. On itsí own it stands up well. A fine brew.