CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy amber bronze with stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops and lightly sweet caramely malt. Starts with good fullness and sweet lightly toasty crystal maltiness with a nice balance of citrusy flavoring hops before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Pretty well balanced and very drinkable, but could be a little more assertive on the hoppy front. Nonetheless, a pretty good brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazed amber with a good sized off-white head. the aroma was of floral and perfumey hops with some light citrus notes. Citrus and citrus rind bitterness mix to form most of the flavor. Light malt and a mild-moderate sweetness. Citrus and spicy bitter finish. A fair amount of warmth. More than the two 11% beers I just had. Almost medium bodied.
kp (10884) - 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 (1153) - 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 (9189) - 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 (4708) - 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 (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, 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 (3505) - 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) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (2878) - 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.