bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750, corked and baled courtesy mreusch. Pours clear orange with a massive pale yellow head that produces sheets of lace. Huge aroma: grapefruit, mango, pine and caramel. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Initially sweet taste with the same notes as the aroma. Soft resinous earthy finish. To my taste, this beer seems to be in the same midwest IPA camp as Two-Hearted IPA.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a quarter-inch white head. Fresh, fruity hop aroma. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as I expected, the malt coming out in force with an overtone of citrus. Nicely carbonated with good body and great lacing. Very good.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a big fan of a good IPA, and Boulevard came through with a nice offering in this Double-Wide in their Smokestack line.
Pours amber with an off-white head from the Smokestack 750mL bottle. Hoppy, as expected from an IPA. Malt and hops are the predominant flavors, but with a sweeter finish than many IPAs.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour was medium dark with a thick head. Very hoppy aroma with a little bit of herb. Has a sweet malty finish. Alcohol is well hidden with a medium body.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice scent of sweet hops. long lasting head. taste is bitter with a nice hops finish. slightly bitter finish. I would probably purchase this again.
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, deep red-amber with a giant, pillowy light tan head. Rich piney, grapefruit centric aroma with a touch of underlying caramel and toffee base. Flavor starts mildly bitter and moderately sweet, and quickly turns moderately-to-highly bitter, carrying through to the finish. Clean, slightly alcoholic finish, slightly medicinal. A bit one-dimensional, but delivers what it promises for an IPA. A nice touch of summer, enjoyed during a nasty December ice storm in Illinois.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
VRBT. Medium amber. Biscuit malts and pine hop flavors. Aroma and taste were identical. Nice. Just not a lot to say here. Surprised at how many different hops were used considering I found it to be a bit of a one note IPA. But it was an enjoyable note.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color with plenty of head. Smells very sweet and hoppy. Smooth on the palate with a sweet hop bitter finish. Great IPA.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 12/14/2008 (bottle batch#D8240):
Pours a reddish brown color body..Big creamy head, lasting, okay lacing. Piney, hoppy aroma. Bitter pungent nose with some sickly sweetness. Balanced taste, some grapefruity taste. Watery body, some carbonation. Not a strong flavor. More aroma than taste.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at December 12, 2008 Beer Club meeting. Solid, no-see-through orange color. Nice head. Double IPA hop aroma did not let me down... Great flavor, good for the style. No unpleasant aftertaste, smooth finish. Extremely well done! I highly suggest anyone pick up a bottle of this if you see it on the shelf.