xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a hoppy peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwich. Pours ruby-amber with a 2mm head that fades. Sticky sweet and then bitter flavor. Leaves a nice banana - beer bitter finish. A little carbonated, a little lacing. nice. Alcohol is well hidden. A little too sweet for my taste in IPAs and the hops are not my favorite mix, but it is good, just not as great as Iíd hoped.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let me start by saying this is not my style of beer. The aroma really impressed me hoppy, fruity, and sweet smelling. Color is almost a perfect transparent copper. Taste is extremely hoppy with some noticeable bitterness in the finish. Hops were luckily not as overpowering as I thought they would be. Alcohol does not make a strong appearance either.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well really all I can say is after having the 60 minute right before this, it was exactly like it but with more alcohol (obviously), but really it tasted the same but with more of a kick.
kungus (15) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Among the best DIPAís Iíve had. Slightly creamy compared to many other DIPAís. Can sense the alcohol, but it doesnít seem as potent as it really is. The malt and hops blend nicely while the hops linger very well without being overly acidic.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a good off white fizzy head, excellent lacing on the glass and mostly lasting. Aroma is hoppy with a touch grain cereal. Some dough, perfumes, plum, and alcohol. At first taste this was acidic, then it warmed a bit, it became sweet with a touch of bitterness. Light to medium body with a creamy texture and somewhat lively. This is a great beer with a higher abv, it will knock you for a loop but its a great trip.
Krazyjon (11) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 This remains one of the best beers I have ever had and certainly the best IIPA slightly ahead of Ruination. After being awed by the 60-min. I expected this to be hop INSANITY, but was surprised at the balance. If I had any willpower at all with this stuff Iíd love to try it aged. But that ainít gonna happen! A truly beautious brew.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear honey amber with light carbonation and thin off-white head that laces the ring. Aroma is floral, light pine, grapefruit. Flavor is well balanced with dry hops, light orange/citrus and barley. Beautiful mix. Throw in a soft, smooth, slightly sticky palate. Great IPA.
cwayne (1) - Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It poured out a brilliant golden brown. It looked like I had poured alfalfa honey. It had a bold taste, long and lasting. Hints of apricot and not a lot of carbonation.. It was fantastic beer.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Pours cloudy orange with a thin white, bubbly head. Very good looking brew. Lots of lacing. Very citrus hop aroma, but definitely some malt backing it up. Hops are a little more muted then I would have thought. A little spiciness in there. This is pretty well balanced. Acidic and sticky. Some bitterness in the finish. A well crafted beer. Rerate 2/7/08 Pour is clear amber/copper with a medium off white head. Lively carbonation, lots of bubbles rising. Aroma seems more crisp this time, citrus and pine resin with just a touch of malt. Taste is tame but good, very well balanced, not harsh at all. Good hop presence with citrus and pine and same rasin type fruit in the finish. Better than I remember. A little bit of alcohol burn.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the more interesting DIPAs out there for sure. Excellently sweet. Hops on this one play a role similiar to those in 120 minute only without being pinned down and suffocated out by the screeeching malts. Copper coolness. Piney nose, resinous but not a punch in the face. Artful and full of skill. Excellent beer