sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber cloudy, white head.
Aroma, hoppy and fruity (lime / orange)
Taste, I am not usually a big IPA / oppy fan, but this brew was damn sweet on the palate with still some hops bitetrness.
Well balanced with malts and the fruits and the right dose of hops. This is one excellent 2xIPA.
Zeus really hit this one with lightning bolts and did something amazing with this beer. The Gods are with us.
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep orange with copper hues and off white head. The aroma has solid malt notes pairing up with tangelo and grapefruit juice. The taste has some creamy malt sweetness mixing with a mouth full of grapefruit hops and tangelo. Very nice mixture of flavors where the malty sweetness and the solid hops are in a tasty proportion to one another with the hops having the bolder character. Very nice IPA and decent IIPA.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Summer SS 08. Good citrus and fresh floral aromas. Cloudy cooper body with off white head and decent lacing. Good citrus grapefruit hop flavor with some sweet sugar addditive. Cool and crisp on the palate with citrus lingering on palate. Good brew thanks Alan.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, at BA Throwdown #2. Pours a bronze sheen, creamy white head and very sticky lacing. Strong hops in the nose, citrus, huge tropical influence, lots of mango, notably and some cantaloupe. Flavors of bitter hops, citrus, and big on tropical fruit. Very tasty. Nice tangy body, smooth, hoppy as hell, very unique and very good. Real surprised by this gem.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the Harrisburg Brewfest. Aroma was great with lots of grapefruit and lots of pine and some toasted caramel, malt. Apperance was lightly hazy amber with a decent sized off-white head. Some acific bitterness with a mdium body.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange color with a medium head. It’s got a pretty cool label on the bottle; Zeus with lightning produced hops. Not overtly sweet like other IIPAs, but not loaded with the normal hop flavors you’d expect. Might be stale hops, as there was no date on the bottle.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 12oz. Deep hazy brown with a very small amount of fine head. Aroma is first quite sweet: bubble gum and then picks up with grape fruity hops. Flavor is sharp of hops and leads to a long bitter finish. The light body is a surprise given the murky appearance. A decent double IPA whose hops are unencumbered by excessive malts.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1279-20080410] 12floz bottle. Super grainy hops aroma with citrus navel orange and toasted lemon and pine and sweetness. Clear, medium orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Pine hops citrus flavour has acidic bitterness and toasted malt. Medium bitter body. Good, but made even better because Zeus is throwing hop thunderbolts!
(c/o GregClow, w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
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hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and toasted caramel. Tastes of basically the same. Alcohol content well hidden.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is fruity, with berries, heavy grapefruity hops, solid caramel malt. Tastes very resiny hoppy, with caramel malt, and not as much fruit in the flavor as the aroma, but notes of grapefruit and mild berries emerge throughout. Smooth, velvety palate. Nice.