monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, about 9 months old.
This beer is murrr-ky. Very cloudy, nice burnt orange color, with a head full of crowded tiny bubbles that last all the way down.
Aroma is surprisingly malty for a beer that bills itself as a hop monster. It IS hoppy - but also maltier than I’d have suspected. I’d say it’s a little less sweet than some of the other DIPA’s I’ve had (think Stoudt’s), but it strikes me as a little on the astringent and harsh side.
The alcohol is well hidden in this; probably wouldn’t guess it was 9%.
This is good - very good - but I think the 60 Minute is even better, especially on cask. In fact, it really makes me want to try the 90 on tap/cask, and see if it’s a little more balanced. I should say that this bottle, which was aged somewhat, was, in fact, more balanced and subtler than the fresh stuff I had last July.
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
nice aroma, smooth malty fihish, mellow head with long lasting finish. an outstanding imperial ipa. one of a kind.
howyahangin (1) - USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice amount of hops. Full body strong foundation. Don’t let the taste make you consume more than a couple. Treat like a fine wine or a great cigar. Enjoy every moment as long as you can.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly the best IPA on the market. Pours a nice reddish gold with frothy head. Floral aroma with hops and alcohol both sublty notable. Taste is unique. Citrus and fruit mix nicely with light evergreen undertones and heavy hops. I might not survive if I ever find this one on tap!
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. Pours great. Smooth fuity taste that keeps on giving. Citrus-like aroma. Well worth my wife yelling at me for speng 10 bucks on a four pack.
Arayaga2 (1841) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well hopped smell with sweet undertone... Lots of bright white bubbles set against a light golden color. Muscatty taste to the finish when the hops kick in and gradually fade. Very nice! ($2.5/12oz)
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best IPAs out there, but still not as good as Dreadnaught =) This is a nice and hefty DIPA with plenty of alcohol (9%) and plenty of hops. This brew has a nice citrus flavor with a very slightly earthy note that is less noticeable as you drink a few more >>hiccup<< Is this beer worth $11.00 a four pack (in CO) what the hell... sure. Oh, by the way, on tap this brew is heavenly!
pootzboy (1608) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An instant classic. bottled: a hazed orange gold ale with a miraculous frothy cap that stays...great lacing..... the nose fills with grapefruit and pine over a sweet cooky dough aroma. Marvelous mouth feel...oily with the malts so dense they are syrupy/viscous...all the time balanced by the marvelous citrus-pine hops which turn only slightly bitter in the long finish...a masterful effort...an ale full of malt body and taste in balance with luscious citrus hopping.
BeerStaff (7) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one for the ages. The orange tint to the pour is nothing special, nor is the head that diminishes rather quickly. The taste is a blend of caramel and fruit and the hops are definitely there but not overwhelming. There aren’t too many IPAs that I must have, but this is definitely one of them!
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. clear light orange color. small white head short lived. great hop flavors with complex flavors. great full texture, coats the mouth, full bodied. little notice of high ABV. very impressive IPA. a must to have in stock.