Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a blonde hue with a light white head with Aromas of skunks, limberger cheese, and not much else goodness. The flavor is on the sweeter side with a nice bitter finish. A little creamy and a little scary.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had from cask into pint at backcountry tap house and pizza in Boulder, CO. Looks of light red and gold. Rather clear and egg shell 1 finger head. Smells of grapefruit and round bodied plesantly lasting hop complexity. very drinkable. great lacing. overall 8.5 of 10.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle purchased from Coaltrain in Colorado Springs with no mention of Seven Seas on the bottle. According to the employee they pick up the beers directly from Dry Dock. This is a very fresh bottle, with a nice hazy dark golden pour and a small fluffy white head. Nose is light and aromatic and doesn’t have that "IIPA" aroma. Taste is refreshing with the hops more aromatic than tasty (if that makes sense). Medium fluffy body. The alcohol is sedated for a 9% beer. As mentioned in the previous ratings, this a sort of a cross between an IPA and Double IPA. Very good nonetheless.
Ktwse (3931) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More like an IPA than a double IPA to me. Pours golden, with medium white head. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste is very fresh, again with citrus and hops but also a touch of sweet malt. Finish is pleasantly bitter but I would have wanted a bit more. Body is a bit light for the ABV and style, again more like an IPA. Still, a very enjoyable beer.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough, sweat), with light notes of honey and bug spray.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rather one-dimensional raw/resinous hop note, and some fusel alcohol make the aroma less enticing than hoped. Rather tart with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. Not undrinkable, but poor.
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good brew. I really like the floral aroma, it was very, very fresh.
The beer had a good hop bite with a hint of grapefruit. What’s not love?
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, yellow golden pour. citrus, tangerine juice, grapefruit, pine fill the aroma. Tangerine, grapefruit, . flavorful not overly bitter but still pretty tasty. expect some more hop bite for an IIPA
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, sampled at Pete’s house. Lots of pine & grapefruit here, some nice cotton candy & caramel malt. Solid and hides the alcohol really well.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle sent to me by alagnak. Labeled as Seven Seas (I just got the reference) Double India Pale Ale - 9% alc/vol. Pour is a cloudy orange copper with a nice one inch creamy white head. Some patchy lacing left behind. Aroma is grassy, resin and mild citrus hops, along with lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is the toasted caramel malt first, then the nice grassy resin - nice balance and softness in the flavor. The malt is not overly sweet. Hops are pretty subdued compared to the aroma. Palate is medium bodied, nicely un-filtered mouth feel, and a bit of alcohol heat poking through in the dry finish. Nice, though I am sure fresher the flavors pop a lot more on this. Thanks for sending this my way Chris.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
well, this isnt FORMERLY known as seven seas, as i just got a fresh bottle in trade and its clearly marked seven seas dipa. alcohol is only 9% now also. thanks to headyglass for the hook!
pours a slightly hazy crisp light copper to amber color with some supended paritcles, truly suspended, sit there forever consistantly through the entire body. the aroma is nice an ccheesy bitterness, decnt but not over the top. the flavor is very agreeablke with me, and the body was spot on for the style, drinks more like an ipa, not a ton of risdidual sugars or crystal which is a big downfall for most iipas. i enjoyed this one and it would bea great local to have around.