kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Hop Czar
Date: November 23, 2008
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine frothy beige head, streaks of grey lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of fruity character, light citrus, bit of pepper
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicy hops, light balancing bitterness, touch of pine, growing sweet fruity citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a amber with decent sized head. Hoppy floral aroma. Flavor is fruity with hops, good bit of caramel that works well with the big hop punch front.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK -thanks!-. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, a little earthy, and citrus. The floral earthiness dominates. Tastes of fruitiness, floral, caramel, and some toastiness. Fruity sweet and a lighter bitter hoppiness. Alcohol content well hidden.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 22oz bottle brought back from Portland, OR. Thick, glowing orange brown color. Nice lasting quarter inch head. Seawater and hop aroma. The taste is full and delicious. Earthy hops and balanced maltiness perfectly balance themselves. Some hop syrup tastes, with a subdued dry, sandy mouthfeel. This is a World Class IIPA.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Big, syrupy and sticky throughout. Sharp, biting celery and toothpaste/mint hops, along with an astringent green tea note make this double IPA somewhat unpleasant, brash, unrefined and needlessly aggressive. Passable.
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange/brown with a thick, foamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of sweet fruits (apricot, apple, pear). Flavor of slight fruitiness with a bitter fruity hoppy finish. Nice double IPA, not too heavy.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma hoppy with pine, melon, leafiness; citrus comes on stronger as it warms. Flavor well balanced with bitter, piny hoppiness and earthy, pumpernickel caramel malt. Notes of berries come and go, along with the nice melon tones, almost mango-like, but very definitely hoppy and melon-like. Bitter finish, oddly enough. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (muled in from Portland) Pours out a cloudy gold topped with a light tan head. Aroma of grapefruit citrus and light malt. Tast the same citrus. Not a lot of power for a Double IPA. Pretty thin for me.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Huge hops aroma with good malt backing.
Appearance – Light amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor – Strong IPA aroma with a good malt balance. Good grapefruit and earthy flavors.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry IPA finish.
Overall – A very tasty IPA this was one of the better IPA’s not so over the top that it was too strong.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mildly hazy gold with copper core and near tan head. The aroma has a sting of alcohol before earthy and pine hoppiness take over with moderate layers of maltiness. The taste begins and ends with full citrus, grapefruit and pine hop bitterness that moves into mild sweet hop flavors, malt and some earthiness in the back. This is nice but not chewy and rich enough to being a IIPA. Very nice IPA though.