kujo9 (1088) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ FH 6/30/06: Very hazy medium copper w/ a very thin off white ring around the glass for a head. laces well though, and has alcohol legs showing nicely on the glass. Grapefruity citrusy hops & a sugary sweetness dominate the aroma at first. A lightly solventy alcohol creeps in as it warms, and becomes heavily fruity from both hops and alcohol esters. Lightly toasty malt and caramel makes an appearance as it warms in the aroma. Very much balanced to the sweet side for flavor, almost 120 minute IPA like, very sticky in the mouth, but not as alcoholic flavored. Very fruity and sweet throughout. Light citrusy hop and caramel in the sweet finish, with a citrusy hop aftertaste that has a lingering sweetness. Did I mention this beer was on the sweet side???? Also has a bit of sugary flavors throughout with some mild bready maltiness. Full bodied, lower carbonation, smooth for the most part, but a very warming alcohol. A bit too sticky sweet even for me! I’m not sure I could handle more than one glass between a few bitter ones due to the sweetness in this one!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Jason "Boboski" for bringing the keg and tap handle to match. Clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Big grapefruit aroma and flavor. Sweet malt. Hop bitterness that keeps growing. the finish is lightly sweet. Very warming and tastey. I had three glasses for the road before I left. I also had a DD so not a problem.
SpringsLicker (2837) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at kp’s Cellar Party.
Clear amber pour with a fleeting white head.
The aroma is a well balanced combination of flowery hops and light malt that is echoed in the flavor. Overall, this stays to the bitter side of IIPAs. A bit of alcohol hits the tongue with this one as well.
decaturstevo (4157) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at KP’s cellar. Pour an almost amber with a decent off white head and a nice lacing down the glass. A really nice piney hops aroma with a hint of malt. A sweet malt flavor with a hint of citrus and plenty of hops that give it an excellent bitter finish. A very well balanced beer. Very tasty indeed.
wilkie (1209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at WBF in Raleigh. Nice lacy head, golden-copper color with a slight haze. Aroma is very attractive--hoppy and citrus with a good bit of malt as well. Flavor is similar, very smooth, with a slight alcohol burn. Very good, and the best beer at the WBF I went to.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy reddish honey color with small white head. Swirling it in the glass leaves well-defined legs as if it were wine. The aroma is sticky with pine hops, some bread, and some cherry. The flavor is berries, raisin bread, and lots of spicy and citrusy hops. I also detect a bit of sweet orange peel and a little bit of caramel. The finish is cherries and pine, and leaves a soft bitterness in the aftertaste. I like this one a lot.
OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ brewpub 5/30/06. Good aroma, sweet. Citrusy piney, flowery. Pineapple, orange, caramel. Hazy brownish orange color, small head with good lacing. Bitter flavor, that palate burning grapefruit kind of thing. Little mediciny. ABV shows itself. Medium to thick bodied, viscious oily creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish. Tasty, though one dimensional, IIPA. A great beer for the hopheads.
Zeswaft (1280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the mellow mushroom in w-s. Despite it being somewhat flat and i being somewhat hungover, i really liked it. It was also the first beer I had after college commencement. Dark copper color. Lots of grapefruit and citrus hops in the aroma. Flavor is very hoppy and some caramel sweetness. I didn’t really notice the alcohol. Texture was smooth and creamy. Considering what a shit factory Foothills is, this is one pretty fantastic beer.
NachlamSie (2370) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 draught. Pours murky amber with a small tannish head. The aroma is an onslaught of pine scent and bittersweet caramel. This is brew is heavy on the palate with subtly noticeable alcohol, tons of piny hops, and sticky caramel. This all comes together with decent balance and a bracing deluge of bitterness. It took me quite a while to finish this glass.
[Oct. 14, ’06]
Ah, yes. Seeing Double. You are still viscous as oil. You still have the insane level of thick malts and that huge, very deep, defined citrus bite. You are cool.
[Feb 18, 2008]
From a 5 hour old growler, shared with friends: Pours a thick orange with a very tall white head. Lacing is dense and oily. I’d been missing Seeing Double as I suspect the last few times I sampled it, I had it from quite an old keg. Getting this stuff straight from the source is rewarding with a powerful hop bouquet. Deep grapefruit, orange, pineapple are immediately taken in while more herbal scents are in the background. The mouthfeel is appropriately sticky, and the malts do well to balance things out. A lot of rich, juicy citrus flavors are on this one. This is a heavier, juicier IIPA but still with massive hop power.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange brown, with a decent sized beige head. Big citrus and black pepper aroma. Very smooth, with a nice piney flavor up front and a viscous, malty finish. Draft at Barley’s, Asheville.