aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Summertime Brews Festival. Pour: soft amber/orange, lovely. Head: thin, light beige. Aroma: hoppy, floral hops, apricot, citrusy, very hoppy. Flavor: very very hoppy, alcohol, citrus, apricot, alcohol. Palate: smooth. Finish: warm and hoppy.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by sliffy. Orange-red pour with a light tan head. Aroma of citrus and caramel malt. Flavors of sweet candied fruit, citrus, light pine and some hot booze. Medium/thick body bittersweet with a bittersweet/hot booze finish.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Nice hop bite and sweetness on first taste. Reminds me of Maharaja. Good balance of hops and malt. Solid IIPA.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at 42nd St. Oyster Bar in Raleigh - Poured a coppery amber in color with a fairly foamy off-white head. Some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was hoppy, period. Flavor was fruity with lots of citrus hops. Malt balance was much more evident than in the aroma. Slightly sweet on the finish, just before the hop bitterness kicks in at the end. Really good!
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour, vizable carbonation full off white head, thick lacing. Aroma is lightly simcoe, a mix of light fruits and another hoppy character I can’t quite place, hints of alcohol. Well coated lightly oily lightly creamy. Sweet flavor, fresh hop flowers, definate simcoe a ton of caramels alcohol in the finish. Good stuff.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was relatively faint for a double ipa, but was fruity, with citrus, and apricot. copper colored beer with a white head. Flavor is pretty hoppy, but very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden, carmel malts play well in balaning the hops and adding complexity. range of hop flavors, but not killer on citurs like many ipas. more spice, herbal, pine characteristics. palate is medium. good.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours a cloudy dark caramel orange with a small beige head. Aroma of tangerine, caramel malts and faint pine. Taste is dominated by tangerine citrus with hints of caramel malts and a bit of pine. Very hoppy and Very tasty. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent !!
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fizzy and amber. Aroma is of pines and caramel malt. Taste is dominated by the pine and resinous hops with a touch of heat. The malt makes its presence known, but not enough to detract from the heat. Unfortunately the hops accentuate said alcohol and make this a very average double IPA for me.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark cherry wood color. Aroma of citrus notes with a hint of alcohol. Initial sweetness, some caramel hidden in there. Sticky beer that clings to the roof of your mouth. A smooth maltiness takes over and slowly gives way to a bitterness at the back of your throat. This a a very special beer! Big thanks to alexanderj and kleyland for deciding to make the short drive to Winston-Salem from the WBF.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ruby amber color with a decent head. nice citrus hop aroma, also a bit piney and flowery. great flavor. hopes are balanced well, has a touch of sweetness and finishes with a good bit of hop zing but doesnt overstep its boundries. alcohol is greatly well hidden. one of the best parts about living in carolina is the availability of this beer. yum.