DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hop aroma and taste, and not much else. However, it was a great balance of hops, emphasizing the grassy and fragrant hops in the aroma, and a light spice in the taste. A good study of hop flavors complementing one another.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear amber body with a medium sized white head. Floral, dank nose with lots of fresh orange peel and tangerine. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter with orange juice, light grapefruit and cotton candy. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lasting bitterness.
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of artusory
Bottle: Big sweet orange aroma that almost smells like orange juice along with some mild grapefruit hops. It pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and oranges. Light grapefruit hops sneak into the finish. One of the most malty IIPA’s I’ve ever had.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gushes out of the bottle as its opened. Piney some citrus, balanced with some sweet honey aromas. Pours amber golden with crazy carbonation and huge thick head, chunks bob up and down with the bubbles. Very hoppy flavor, citrus and pine resin, with a dry malty backbone. The beer finishes with a citrus pine flavor that lingers. Not a bad iipa just a little over carbonated.
jcwattsrugger (10891) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle-pours a patchy white head and cloudy amber/orange color. Aroma is sweet citrus (cascade, simcoe). Taste is sweet citrus (cascade, simcoe), some tannins/metallic, pungent, secondary medium malt-caramel/toffee, some burnt sugar. Slick mouth feel of I2PA. Good effervescence.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An orangish/brown hazed pour. Very nice hop aroma that seems to be cascade or simcoe I don’t know maybe neither, but it was there. Rich sweet malty flavor with a decent hop bitter. A very solid palate with good carbonation. Very good all round IPA.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at decaturstevo’s tasting.
Hazy orange pour with an ample head that falls just a shade darker than white.
Piney citrus aroma.
Firm hop bitterness with an ample underlying malt base.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Pours a nice, burnt orange color with a huge white, sticky, somewhat frothy head, that laces the glass all the way down. Smells hoppy and grassy, somewhat sweet. Tastes thick and syrupy hoppy and grassy, slight earthy. There is a lingering solid bitterness factor. Had this fresh for the second time, much better, less nutty. Thickish, somewhat subdued carbonation for having such a big head on it. A bit bitter, not that bitter though. Decent IPA, I wouldn’t necessarily peg it as a West Coast IPA though, not bitter enough. Too thick and not enough carbonation.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Bu11zeye. The cap pops off quickly and with a sharp, loud bang, as I’m rushing to get a glass expecting the worst., when nothing really happens. Into the glass with a careful pour and we see the cause - a rapidly growing white head of pillowy, sticky cotton-candy foam. Stick your nose in and you get a big whiff of brewers yeast, but let it settle out and fall down into the beer and you get a really wonderful bouquet of pineapple, pine sap, sweet lemon zest, and cedar wood, with a clean, inposing but complimentary malt bit - biscuity, crisp, simple - the way it should be. Frothy, resinous, sticky honey, lemon and cedar hop oils coat the tongue, and it finishes with a frothy sea-foam sweet lemonhead and orange candy note. Overall a really decent IPA.
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 There are a surprisingly large amount of beers with "Idiot" in the name in the database here at ratebeer. Anyway, this was sampled at stevofest, and I can’t remember who brought it. But I did really enjoy this one. very piney, with some grapefruit, as well. Just enough malt to keep it interesting.