elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#300. Shared with Dragonstout, like most of the milestones. Tap at Foothills. Pours a neon reddish color with a frothy white head. Heavy hints of candied sugars, simcoe hops, and citrus fruits. Finished with a good body and stuck to the palate well. I need a growler of this!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewpub.I am not a fan of DIPA but this one has altered my thinking.This reminded me of their Pilot Pale Ale wih roids added.Poured amber with a 2 finger white head.A nice citrusy, piney hop aroma.Hops with some semi sweetness to it.The finish was semisweet with a hint of caramel on the very backend.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear brown gold with mild head. sweet mild hoppy aroma. sweet front to finish, no bitterness, very sweet.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/4/8/4/17 - Sample from growler thanks to Bleacherbum. Amber color with a light-med white head. Aroma has some nice floral-grapefruit mix to it with a pleasant bit of sweet malts. Flavor has a nice hop mix with grapefruit/citrus, floral, earthy, and other freshly picked hop flavors melding together well. Nice use of malt here as well, plus a pleasant finish. The kind of beer you could drink all damn day.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: March 31, 2006
Source: Barley’s, NC
Appearance: opaque amber, thin beige head
Aroma: sweet pine aroma
Flavor: rich carmel malt flavor with lots of citrus follow up
Date: July 02, 2006
lots of sweet grapefruit
Date: December 19, 2006
Source: flying saucer raleigh
Appearance: first let me say i’m surprised how few notes I have on this beer after going through a whole keg of it
Flavor: so much wonderful sweet pine and grapefruit flavor, a bargain on two fiddy pint night at the saucer
Date: February 02, 2008
Aroma: aroma is much more floral this year
Flavor: still big sweet crystal malt flavor with lots of citrus and pine hops, long bitter finish
Date: February 07, 2009
Aroma: picking up a peppery spicyness in the aroma in addition to the sweet citrus
Flavor: lots of peppery character in the flavor as well, the spicyness along with a big earthyness cuts down on the sweetness creating better balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rthick eddish amber with a creamy caramel head. Aroma is amazing, sweet, fruit, apricot, citrus, so delicious. The flavor is similar, citrus, sweet, waxy, a tad bitter, mellow. Simply great.
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes sir! On tap, and my vote for Beer of the Day at the Microfestivus ’07. Ruby-mahogany pour, with a nice eggshell head... great retention and frothy lace. Candied malts and floral/pine nose. This is a big bold brew with plenty of thick, sweet malts upfront. This accompanies pine nuts and slight citrus and rind/zest hints. The finish is of floral bitters that grow into peppery pine, bolder and bolder even after the pull is finished. ABV is well-integrated into the tapestry of complexion. Thick, syrupy body and a chewy mouthfeel make this a truly awesome example of the style! Great job, Foothills!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber/garnet. Small, creamy, tan head. Aroma of piney, resinous, floral hops, stale grain, and a hint of regurgatation. Flavor is vey balanced for a IIPA- same hops with a generous amount of caramel cookie malt. Resinous, bittersweet finish. Full body, smooth. Very good minus the small flaw in the aroma.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy dsnowden. Pours an amber/maroon with a small light tan head. Smells of grapefruit hops, with a big malt background. Maybe a little dark fruit in there too. The taste is very sweet and malty in the taste. Alot of caramel in there along with hops. The hops are most detectable in the finish and the aftertaste. Its not as nearly hoppy as you’d expect being a double IPA, the malt was just huge in this beer. Stil pretty good, not what I was expecting.
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Foothills brewpup. I enjoyed this one alot. Very drinkable and hoppy all in one. Syrupy and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweet taste throughout. Caramel, citrus and fruit; with a substantial bitterness at the end.