jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with a blurb on the left side of bottle, no bottled/freshness date.
Made an average appearance, poured a cloudy reddish/orange hued golden with a foamy beige head that quickly settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking, the carbonation is kind of low for a D/IPA, I would call it medium carbonation.
Had a caramel malty and a piney, grapefruity hoppy nose with a little spruciness at the edges.
A crisp, not very hop textured on the tongue, smooth lightish medium bodied mouth feel, average drinkability at best.
Caramel malty taste with a citric rind taste, some piney and spruce hoppiness as well, the bitterness is soft on the tongue for a D/IPA, a caramelized maltiness reappears and dry, sour rind finish with a strange, off putting alcohol solvent flavor lingering in palate, the alcohol warmth only really comes through at the end and itís not that pleasant.
I wasnít too impressed with this D/IPA from Breckenridge and I wondering at this point if I overrated it. Purchase this if only you want to try it because you like D/IPAís, hopefully it will be on sale or priced cheap to move.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a fluffy white head that created some nice lacing around the glass. Smells of citrus, dough, grapes, subdued for an IIPA. Tastes malty with some peppery hops and a citrus wallop on the finish.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured a a dark honey wiyh a bigfluffy off white head that left a lot of lacing. aroma, I think I smell some hops and some more hops, and the glass is about 2 feet away from me, caramel white pine, flavor, got a big hit of hops and sweet orange juice, some alcohol, a nice bitterness. what a good beer going to get more of this. I do like a good IPA
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an excellent imp ipa...burnt amber appearance with small white head...aroma is of nice grapefruit and floral hops, some malty sugars, and a bit of lingering alcohol...flavor is initially strong in grapefruit, starts to get sweet, and finishes bitter and dry (as expected)...nice palate
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden amber ale with a thick off white head. Lightly alcoholic warmth with good floral hops, and doughy caracter. In mouth, light sweet malt with vanilla notes, good hops, floral hops and resinous, alcohol warmth. Rich and smooth IPA. Sampled with Mtl crew, April 16 2006.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a clear copper with a large, staying off-white head. Aroma of pine, resiny hops, mild grapefruit, and caramel malts. Moderate bitterness, pine and resin shine though again, caramel malts taking a back seat. Soft carbonation, full bodied. Very good IIPA.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intresting IIPA. A lot of hops. Iíve had bigger and better IIPAs. Pleasent drink, but so so.
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light honey color,small short lived white head. Nicely hopped and piney with hints of malt and mild grapefruit. Very nice,knew I shoulda bought more than 1.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color. Smell of wood and hops. Tastes the same with some grapefruit sourness and malt. Ok beer
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely citrussed, grapfruit and hoppy IPA. Full-flavored , crisp and refreshing. Dry finish. Pleasant, chewy and good, medium carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel. Slightly peppery and overall quite good. I will definetly buy this IPA again.