Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow... what a burst of grapefruit and mango as soon as the bottle is open. Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear red color with a medium sized tight creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big, huge resiny hop notes with tropical notes and citrus. Some toffeeish malts are lingering in there also. The taste is extremely bitter resinous hops with notes of woody, earthy, resiny notes, pine, tropical fruits, citrus, mint. Some faint malty notes in there too. Medium-full bodied with a lingering hop burn and a bit of hear. This is an homage to hops and as such loses all balance, but is nevertheless a decent beer. My burps now taste like mouthwash.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours. Medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is pine, lemon zest, bread, and closets. The mouthfeel is sticky and bitter with a medium body. God her. Cheers!
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper with tan head. Great balance of citrus hop, pale and caramel malt, and residual sugar, leading to fruitier tasting IPA. Doesn’t quite pack the fresh hop punch of a US hop bomb, but still retains a good bit of resinousy- citrusy- hoppiness, especially given the long journey to the states. Very well balanced
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas green leafy hops. Tastes like you are chewing on a hop cone. Overall an awesome double IPA.
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the hop aroma is so intense and wonderful this has to be good. I love the hop varieties that are used here, it reminds me of a california IPA but with more malt complexity
nimbleprop (4750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a transparnt ruby amber with a creamy, white head. Nose is very hoppy, oranges and grapefruits, super sweet smelling, raisins, caramel, doughy. Flavor is sweet, bitter, lemons, grapefruit, raisins, oranges, doughy. Full bodied, bitter finish. Seems a little young.
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky orange color out of the bottle with a thin off white head that left sticky lace. Big, thick hop resin nose with an apple/pineapple fruitiness in the nose. This is a big, hoppy beer. Tons of hop resin, pineapple, candied grapefruit rind, and more hop resin. All on a firm malty platform. It was too easy to drink, and this could be a dangerous beer if I had a six-pack.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piney, malty aroma. Pours hazey copper with a nice sudsy off-white head. Solid hoppiness but well balanced chewy maltiness. A great beer...tried this first on tap at de Bierkonning 25th anniversary, thanks for saving me from the euro-desert of IPAs!
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with fluffy off white head. Deep grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with a sweet sugar and caramel finish.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at bittercreek. Pours a brilliant orange with a decently retaining creamy white head and sticky lace. Tulip glass. Nose shows that it is aggressively hopped, but not overbearing. Huge sticky and citruisy hop flavor balanced out by its creamy moutfeel. Very nice.