Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Bottle from Northerntimber. This is the most rediculous example of a double IPA I think I have ever had. I wanted a nice hoppy beer, instead i got this SUPER strong, thick elixer of a beer. It reminds me of sherry or a mild cognac, with LOTS of alcohol. Super hot, like doing a shot of tequila. VERY sweet. There must be 1000 calories in this bottle. This beer smells great and looks nice, but overall it’s kinda gross. Sorry, I dont know what you guys see in these sugar bombs.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Someone brought this to the KSBF afterparty but I forgot who? Pours a slight chill haze darkcoppery with a thin white head. Resinous and piney aroma with a sticky sweet malt backbone and a bit of alcohol as it warms. Upfront hoippy in the flavor with citrus, pine, light smoke- chinnok-like and a sticky very bitter finish. Good full mouthfeel- alcohol becomes a bit apparent as it warms in the end. Nice DIPA.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loads of sweet malt and hops in the aroma. Citrusy and grassy with sweet caramel. Flavar is much the same with malt dominating. Even though this is an IIIPA, it’s tasted more like a barley wine. Hops are there, but the hop flavor and aroma is missing. Very good brew overall, but I wouldn’t label it as an IIIPA.
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange brown, light tan head. Leaves lace patches and an edge ring. Swirls of sediment. Smells like a screwdriver with fresh OJ. Also get apple juice and maple. Toffee and concentrated citrus. Some caramel then a buttery bitterness. Really hides its hops and alcohol. A smooth sipper. Last ounce with dregs good too.
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle from northerntimber (2006) and Julio’s (2013). Pours lightly hazy dark amber with a patchy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, and cookie malt, fruity and floral hops, pear and apple esters with spicy alcohol. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, floral and spicy hops, sweet malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Full bodied and warm, fizzy and dry palate.
cmanley (3) - River Rouge, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Mike at Oak Cafe for this treat. Smells very much of orange citrus and hops. The taste is pleasently bitter with that same strong citrus presence. It leaves a slight alcohol aftertaste ofset by a touch of sweetness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, with ClarkVV and Sully, A solid 2IPA, nice fragrant aromatic hop aromas. Palate is nicely bitter, with some grapefruit hop notes, piney. Touches of caramel. Quite a strong alcohol presence however, quite sweet too.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Silphium. Big, loaded oranges burting in the aroma, with red grapefruit and fresh barley. Looks a reddish amber, thick suspension - carbonation has to work its way to the surface in a small eggshell head. Flavor is spiked high alcohol, bitter with unsweetened grapefruit and a tinge of metal. tangy palate, a little sweet sticky.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scary bottle. Thick, orange ,sweet brew. Reminds me of Stouts doulble ipa. Basicly flat. The sweetness overpowers the hop flavor. Thanks goes to footbalm for the bottle.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. green wax dipped cap, long neck brown bottle with a good and creepy label, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a snifter.
An American barley wine-type aroma, pine resiny, grapefruit and apricots, caramel malty and whiffs of sweet alcohol.
Moderate carbonation and a light hop texture, velvety smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel.
Syrupy sipping drinkability, tasty with the alcohol kept in the background, piney, resiny with hints of cedar, citrus squeezed over apricots, a sweet caramel malty, spicy alcohol that is noticeable towards the end, but it’s tamed and warming in the palate, a subtle plum flavor also emerges at the end and a hop resiny and malty finish.
A well made DIPA from Dark Horse, I wish this was available in Illinois.
Acquired in a trade with fellow RB Sammy, many thanks!!