Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ O’Briens. As malty of an IIPA as you can imagine. The big bubbled head is real sturdy. There must be a shitload of hops in this as it somehow pokes its head through the ginormous malt bill.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh yes, I’m on an IIPA rampage. Draft at Toronado. Amber to darker amber. Aroma is strong citrus with grapefruit, caramel, pine, resin. Medium to heavy body, the alcohol really shows. Fairly bitter with a good hop finish though. Enjoyable but lacks finesse.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Hams. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Subdued hops in the nose. Taste is nice and big and hoppy, full bodied and sweet, overall nice.
sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On Tap Hamiltons. Rich copper color, full body hoppy but balanced. Not a hop bomb but a hoppy malty IIPA. Incredible!
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown pour small yellow to tan head w/ good lace. big fresh hop aroma, floral, citrus, grass, and a bit of carmel. Avg palate w/ a bit of a harsh finish. Alcoholic flavor w/ a sharp piney hop, touches of citrus.. nicely bitter finishing w/ a bit of sweet carmels. Pretty good, but not great.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at City Beer Store. Extra-hazy orange-brown color, aroma of banana, citrus, huge tangerine. Thick, chewy mouthfeel that leaves your tongue tingling for 10-15 seconds. Lots of pine, rye in the taste -- a massive beer bordering on affrontive. Don’t drink this warm unless you’re ready for some puckering. Fucking awesome.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Drake’s Friday tasting on 9/20/07.
Pours wiht a copper color. Aromas are mainly hops with some caramel and toffee as well as dark fruit. Very hoppy with a long bitter finish but some malt sweetness to offset the massive hops. Very well balanced. Hides the alcohol really well, it was listed as 10%.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy dark yellow, thin fine beige head, bits of drippy lace, huge citrus aroma with lots of sweet grapefruit, big sweet piney flavor, lots of citrus, lot bitter finish with a good earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-bottle sampled on 7/2/06: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a thin-lacing, wispy white head. Aroma of sweet, grainy caramel malt and fresh green citrusy hops. Body starts with some lightly sweet pale maltiness turning more bitter and grapefruity floral hoppy toward a drier bittersweet finish. Doesn’t quite have the hop profile I like in a double IPA, but is still a pretty decent brew.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured copper in color with a nice off white head. The aroma was full of citrusy hops with some small caramel notes. The taste had some bitterness, but balanced well with the amount of alcohol. A nice treat to find, if you can find it.