timjertson (27) - Waseca, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color body with rich cream head that lasts. Earthy and citrus nose, a little grapefruit. Nice malt, but definitely tipping the scales to the hops. HBitter finish with a little bit a pith.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Pours a medium hazy amber color with a nice foamy off white head. The lacing wasnít as much as I expected. The smell was hops and citrus. I tasted grapefruit, citrus and a great deal of bitterness. The hop and malt was nicely balanced. This is a top notch ASA, I am very impressed.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Should be a DIPA. Yeast haze, light tan with hints of orange, small tan head. Little too yeasty, not liking the appearance. Citrus and floral nose, very inviting, picking up steam. Bitter, tart, earthy, citrus, apple, grapefruit flavors. Not much alcohol, just a little burn and sourness in the finish. A complex and interesting beer. Iíll probably buy again next year.
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 12 oz bottle. Lots of citrus and fruit hop aromas off this deep orangey gold pour with a very creamy tight head that lasted the whole glass. Excellent lacing as well. Flavors were more hops with a very nice malt backing. Very IIPA like. Full mouth feel. Very good beer.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a 4-pack of this for my dad and took one for myself. Thanks dad! Dark copper color, no real head. HUGE hop aroma, tons of malt as well. Flavor is the same. You better be a hop-head if youíre drinking this one because they are strong!. Lots of malt to back it up though. Very well balanced ASA. Iíd been looking for this one for a long time and it didnít disappoint when I finally got to try it.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I may have just found a new favorite. has the uber hops of an IIPA, the strong malt profile of a BW and a well hidden big alcohol presence of an Amer. Strong Ale all nicely blended into one 12 oz. offering. what more could a person ask for? well done Flying Dog, I think Iíll have another.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Really big fan of this. Lots of hop flavor, not overally sweet like many DIPAís. Alchol is hidden well...unless yo let it get a little warm, then....whoa! One of my new favs for sure...to bad its tough to get round these parts....
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - APR 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice Mahogany if you will, deep amber if you wanna be a d*** about it. I drank a 22oz stone imperial russian stout and then this, and it got me toasty so it has that going for it. Actually very good beer. Aroma is a piny hops. Piney? piny? Has a nice hops character, not too much of an alcohol burn considering its 10.5% although you do know its there. Nice strong hops flavor, piny flavor to it. Like I said, you do know the alcohol is there, you cant taste it... but it doesnít burn so Iím happy. Marginally cool bottle although no tribute to Hunter S. Thompson. Anyway, all in all I would say this is a quality brew and Iíd be glad to get toasty off of it anytime.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12oz). As Double Dog. Deep clear burnt copper colour, fluffy off-white lasting head, plenty of sticky lace. From a distance (armís length) I got bready yeast, sweet malt and alcohol ... up close itís lush citrus/resin hops, alcohol and sweet toasty malt. The taste is reasonably strong, booze and resin/lemon pitch bitter hops, malt decidedly in the background - very warming. Average, almost creamy body, alcoholic and astringent, quick finish but a long bitter bite-into-a-grapefruit aftertaste. Excellent, really - my ears are really tingling.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours flat dark amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, grapefruit hopps and yeast esters of grape, cherry and a bit peppery. Flavor is heavily bitter and hoppy and gets sweeter in the finish which is long. Medium bodied creamy and livley.