doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 To think that when I first had this beer during the summer of í04 I didnít even know about DFH. We stumbled upon it when our family was at the beach. With that said, we brought back 4 cases to Georgia. This is one of my favorite DIPA, ever. Not much head or carbonation. But the aroma! WOW. You can almost feel the resin. The hops is not overpowering like some DIPAs. It would be easy to drink several of these and not really know it until you stood up.
LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I started drinking these after a couple 60 min ones i had left and before I knew it I was plastered. I had no idea it was 9 percent. I do now though. Anyways. . . Thick and full of flavor. Big hops and dark color. four bottles though were like 7 or 8 dollars.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of this beer blew me away. Very hoppy with a delicate bitterness. one of my favorites so far.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear honey amber with nearly no head to speak of. Big hop aromas, grapefruit, orange, floral with plenty of malt to follow it up. The taste starts out with a big grapefruit kick with the sweet maltiness rushing in to balance it out. Thick mouthfeel . To my unexperienced palate itís almost like a barleywine. I really love these big hopped up beers.
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Lovely Floral, Fruity (like fruitcake) Apricots... yumm
Appearance: Caramel highlights... with a white head leaving nice lace on the glass (appeared slightly cloudy)
Flavor: Opens with Malty sweet notes to be followed up with fruity, caramel and nice big juicy hop flavors and bite
Palate: Medium bodies, grainy, fruity finishing dry and slightly sweet
Overall: Fabulous east coast double IPA with malt backbone with the hop wallop (Balanced... nope cant say that for a DIPA) wish this was available in the west coast as well
vyvvy (5887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light copper with white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is clean piney hops with a bit of rich caramel malts in the background. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation and bits of prickliness. Flavor has the piney hops from the aroma with an added bit of floral qualities. There is also some rich malt underlying to give balance. Due to the flavors there becomes a bit of a syrup aspecet the mouthfeel. I remember this being beer in the 750 ml bottles, but the 12 oz. bottle is still nice. A nice quality beer that is worth trying.
vitriolix (12) - USA - APR 14, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
by far my favorite double ipa. i just wish they would distribute in california.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Great beer. Super smooth and pleasantly bubbly, and great hops in the aroma. This is one of my favorite beers. Itís hard to find an IIPA as well balanced and evenly rounded as this one (and easy to find).
altivoid (4) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great IPA but I think it lacks some of the bite that the 60 min. is famous for. It has almost too smooth of a finish for an IPA. I must admit the regardless of my critiques above, this beer is still one of the top ten in my book.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. pours a rather clear amber with a medium off white head. decent lacing. Aroma is of pine and citrus, taste is of big bitter hops up front with a malty body and a smooth, piney bitter finish. In my opinion, this is the most well balanced imperial ipa iíve come across.