jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Diamond Knot Brewery back on 06Jul2007. This double IPA (or xIPA as DK calls it) is good stuff. Nice darker amber color with a creamy head. Good malt sweetness that gets covered by a hop flavor that is very strong but not killer bitter (is there such a thing?). I really like this beer. It has such a creamy body and just had a great hop finish. Nice piny, citrus, herb flavors in the hops. I had 4 of these after I rated it.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with red hints and a frothy head. Sheet lacing. Musty aroma of citrus and bitterness. A bit of roast and a hint of woodiness. Oranges and malts being toast and roast. Bitter, malty finish.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Fruity, grapefruit aroma. Nice grapefruit and slight tropical fruit flavor with pine and a bit of caramel. Lingering pine and grapefruit. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium/full bodied.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice light amber with a medium white head quite pleasent looking. Smells of a rich hoppy aroma that is mostly piney could have done with some more levels of hop. The taste is more complex with a nice hint of malt to the hops but a slight yeasty twang at the end detracts from it. Otherwise really good.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big ol thick hop juicer. Citrus and pine flavors blend through a murkey orange body wth a thin white head. Resiny and heavy on the palate, sticking to every taste bud. A good beer for a really spicy dish, this thing could rid the palate of any flavor.
CapFlu (4523) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at Brouwer’s in Seattle. Lasting tan head with a lightly carbonated deep orange body. Nose of creamed vanilla, sweet candy cane malt and strong hops. Smooth, malty, wooden and tart oranges. Toasted malt finish. Very good.
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. dark copper pour iwth creamy off white head. huge dry hop, floral, sticky malt aroma. earthy dry hops with rediculous bitterness. some fruit. bitterness overwhelming but good.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the Diamond Knot pub. A hazy brown color. Excellent aroma: lots of citrus and floral and some pine, aswell. Not to the level of pine resin in Ruination, but just about the right level - not overpowering. Nice long finish with a great after taste. Doesn’t coat the tongue the way some DIPAs do.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2006. Slightly hazy golden body. Aroma is NW hops, light sweetness and funkiness. Taste is stong bittering hops, rich maltiness. Long, lingering bitter hop finish. A little watery. Well brewed IPA, not dominated by over the top hops.
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear, golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma of PNW hops; grapefruit and pine with a rumor of mandarin orange. Solid malt backbone holds up nicely to the onslaught of bittering hops. Well-balanced like many PNW IPAs. Medium-bodied with restrained carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish.