MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red, lots of foam. Nose barely there, a faint hint of pine, bit resiny, but not much going on. Flavor . . . there’s supposed to be hops here, right? I mean, kind of hoppy, definitely bitter, but more just harsh than anything else. Bit of pine, I guess. Lots of malts, sure, but they’re kind of flat, kind of sweet, but not much going on. Weird cookie-ish finish to it, gets incredibly dry. Does have a really nice palate, which just makes me say "there should be more going on here than there is." Really a pretty sucky IPA.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sean. Thanks pole smoke. Sean claims he brown waxed all of my bottles by sticking them in his ass. Does that make him more flamboyant than most people I know? Yes. Anyway, after struggling to get the cork out of this one (sean lodged it too far in), it suddenly popped off filling the air with alot of hops and sweet smells. Taste is smooth, not really bitter, and something like, honey in it. Fruity and sweet, and really good actually. I have drank a few beers from these guys, and most of them are good. This one is exceptional. Very nice stuff! Thanks Saclyn.
mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copperish color with a light colored head. Taste of malt and pine carries throughout the brew. Not too bad, Would rather go for a Bells or Stone in my opinion though - the Double Wide seems to be missing something the more you drink. It becomes rather boring.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours hazy brownish copper with light tan head. The aroma is fairly mild with some malt sweetness and pine hops swimming around in the maltiness. The taste is malty with pine hop bitterness and cherry fruitiness. Midway the pine and some other notes that are tough to pin down carry the experience to the finish. Ends tasty and moderately bitter.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, Batch #DB8078. Pours slightly hazy, dark amber with a big fizzy head with decent retention and good lace. Smells astringent and grassy hoppy. Nice, not super strong but good and nice hop aroma for sure. Tastes astringent and bitter, citrus hoppy. Brings out the alcohol a bit. Lots of somewhat flowery, dark citrus flavor. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of all I just have to say this is a Killer Double IPA! The smell is lovely, it tells you everything that this beer has to offer, displaying all the hop characteristics, citrus, pineapple and grapefruit, with loads and loads of rich and sweet caramel maltiness. Dark amber in coloring with a creamy white head, that recedes down leaving behind lots of sticky lacing. Resiny bite on the palate, with some sweet citrus fruits and a very assertive malt backbone holding it all together very well. An excellent offering!
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Batch D8095). Poured a hazy copper with a creamy off-white head with some lasting and leaving lacing behind. Aroma of citrus hops and floral backed with a slight pine and malt background. Caramel malts in the flavor with an even mix of hops. Medium to full body that is sweet up front yet has moderate bitterness in the ending. Very nice.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery haze with a massive head and thick aromas of floral and fruity hops. Flavor is refreshingly different from so many IPAs... sure, the pine flavored bite is there up front, but then things transition to a nice orange juice finish with a touch of hibiscus tea or some other flower type sweetness. There is enough malt to balance all of this out, but it doesn’t really have much character of its own. This is darn good and I wish I had another couple bottles.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy tpd975. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a large off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt with floral, citrus, and grassy hops. Taste is the same as aroma but more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a huge beige head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops and caramel malts. Flavor of citrus(grapefruit) hops and caramel malts. Finish is bitter and sticky.