eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a big grapefruit hops. Medium bitterness with some light sweetness. The citrus and especially grapefruit really shine through. One of the better IPA/DIPAs I have had. Good citrus flavor/aroma, good hop profile, and good body. Has all the elements of greatness.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a transparent orange with some nice, frothy white head. Nose is really hoppy, resinous hops, lemons, oranges. Flavor is sweet at first and then very bitter, lemons, grapefruit, orange peel. Full bodied, bitter finish.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear light amber body topped by medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, catty/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/catty, some astringency, light burn. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Adam3000 for this one as an extra. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is a dose of caramel and malt topped with pine, floral, and citrus hops. Flavor is malt with pine, floral, and tart grapefruity hops. Medium bodied beer lingers with hop bite all over the mouth.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has that very fragrant ,flowery,almost sweet citrus aroma,just smells tangier and fresher then others,love that smell,malt background is there,almost perfect combination of slightly excess hops and just noticable malt background,very bitter in the finish,almost the perfect descriptionof what an American Double IPA should be,bittering hops are left on your tongue,almost the perfect prototype DIPA
FatNakago (1) - USA - JUL 3, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a powerful and wonderful double IPA. I had it on tap at Guu’s on Main in Stevens Point WI, and straight from the bottle. Very floral and fruity hop aroma, and a nice lush base of maltiness. A truly excellent beer! And man is it hoppy!!
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared at a tasting thanks to chswimmer on BA. Pours clear copper in color with a lasting one-finger white head and decent lacing. Aroma is pretty nice. Citrusy and floral hops as well as some sweet malt. Flavor is really solid. A sweet caramel and pale malt background along with loads of hops, grapefruity, resinous, and a little piney. Pretty good palate, medium-light bodied with some hop resins. A surprisingly good DIPA from Wisconsin. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear amber with a mediun white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine and slight malt. Flavor is the same; thick citrus hop flavors with a bitter finish and slight alcohol. This is basiacally a one dimensional hop bomb...hell yeah!
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
yeah, I can say Palate Wrecker as well as Tastebud Trasher. Just another crank the hops way up and there you are. Prefer a little more aesthetics m’self. Poured with a nice, white, foamy, frothy head and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber. Nose is HOPS with a little malt. Flavor’s the same as aroma. Finish is the same as flavor plus alcohol and fairly long. Not a session.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 12 oz. bottle to snifter. Pour is hazy amber with tight creamy head and solid lacing. Aroma is citrus floral, sweet fruit. Taste is dirty bitter grapefruit, but sweet and very refreashing. Palate is full and sticky with that nice dry finish. This is a very well put together DIPA!