Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice murky orange color with a small white head.aroma is earthy pine.(reminds me of the humboldt forests)flavor is much of the same with a slight asprin type taste.
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark pour. pretty heavy brew with a good bitterness and caramel flavors
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HAzy orange pour with pillow like head mostly light colored. Well balanced plenty of hops to coincide with the malts. notable hints of citrus, pine, and caramel
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Sephiroth. Thanks, Hans! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; thin off-white head with decent retention at the edges; mixed-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of orange bitterness, resiny, chewy hops, and candy sugar; generous, dripping hoppiness with a solid malt core in the background; very nice aroma; reminds me of Willimantic’s IPA hop character. Slightly more maltiness in the mouth than expected; medium-to-full mouthfeel: juicy oranges and tropical fruit hoppiness, citrus and earthy notes, and lots of candy sugar / fruity sweetness at the core; solid carbonation; solid hop character, just not quite the tongue-numbing zing the nose hints at. Lengthy finish: lasting orange bitterness, minerals, and candy sugar; some earthiness, and quite dry and nicely bitter at the end; some toasty malts once everything else subsides.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clean, very hoppy. In my opinion the best IPA from a Michigan brewery. Cloudy pour, hoppy aroma. Little carmel with citrus. Obviously not filtered, has a little "stick" to it.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy dark orange with a one finger fluffy off white head. aroma is caramel malt and hops with pine and orange. has a medium body with descent lacing and good carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma. has a nice dry hop aftertaste and the pine sticks to the tongue for a while. it is also a little sticky on the fingers and lips. a very nice ipa. it also has a ton of sediment floating around.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hop Leaf. Actually, it all makes sense now. I had the Double CT a while back and didn’t understand the character. Not that I do now, but this was actually a very heavy bodied IPA, contrary to the deScription. Cloudy darkish gold pour. Tons of hops in the nose, citrus and caramel. Thick gooey body with a nice smooth bitterness. Pretty nice and solid, though not in my top ten.
flatmatt (1305) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma not all that strong: citrus, spicy, pine hops. Flavor has some grapefruit citrus and spice, but the malt flavor comes through stronger than expected. Decent bitterness. Nothing bad about it, but bitterness and hop flavors could be kicked up a notch.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured cloudy orangish gold in color with a medium sized beige head which leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of nice piney hops with a note of grass. Tastes of piney hops, medium sweetness throughout, caramel and grapefruit. The hop taste lingers in my mouth for some time. A solid IPA.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop aromas like crazy. Bracing woody bitterness. Slick malty backbone to balance. Like a hundred other really good IPAs, but that’s a good thing!